Nuremberg Moot Court 2018


The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg proudly present the annual Nuremberg Moot Court, taking place in Nuremberg, Germany, from 25 to 28 July 2018.

The Nuremberg Moot Court offers university students from all over the world a unique opportunity to argue a fictitious international criminal law case from both the prosecution and defence perspective before the "International Criminal Court" in a realistic setting and historically important courtroom, Courtroom 600 in Nuremberg where the International Military Tribunal took place. Students are given the opportunity to apply and develop their skills while analyzing and arguing a complex case with a focus on procedural and substantive criminal law issues. The moot court’s unique location also allows students to learn more about Nuremberg, the birthplace of international criminal law, furthering their learning experience.

Highly esteemed professionals in the field, including international judges, legal practitioners and academics, will judge the performance of participating teams during the pleadings of the preliminary rounds and the following final rounds. The two teams ranking with the highest score will meet in the finals and plead their case before a bench composed of high-level international criminal law experts.

The finals are open to the public. The official language of the moot court is English.

Applications are welcome from students worldwide. Teams wishing to apply for the moot court competition can register as of 1 February 2018.

The deadline for applications is 22 April 2018.

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