The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg organized the annual Nuremberg Moot Court which took 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. Student teams from all over the world practiced in an international criminal law Moot Court competition gaining valuable experience and expertise for their professional future. The team of Maastricht University from The Netherlands came first in the Nuremberg Moot Court 2018.
Students from 45 countries used 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 allowed 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, judged the performance of participating teams during the pleadings.
Prof. Dr. Bertram Schmitt, judge at the International Criminal Court presided the final round and was impressed by the performance of the finalist from Maastricht University and the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
These are the results of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2018:
1st Place - Maastricht University, The Netherlands
2nd Place - National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
Best Overall Speaker - John Bergstresser, Creighton University School of Law, USA
Second Best Overall Speakers - Mariia Raievska, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine and Anna Lena Neidmann, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Best Written Memorandum Prosecution – Peking University, China
Best Written Memorandum Defense – University of Copenhagen, Denmark
For more information please visit the website of the Nuremberg Moot Court .