From 31 July - 1 August, 2015, the Nuremberg Moot Court was conducted by the International Nuremberg Principles Academy in collaboration with Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg in the historic Courtroom 600 in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, the venue of the “Nuremberg Trials.”
The Nuremberg Moot Court is a simulated process that takes place in front of the “International Criminal Court.” International students of law dealt with a fictitious case in the area of international criminal law.
The competition was open to all law students interested in international criminal law. Any institution with a law faculty or other similar institution with a degree program in international law was entitled to participate and be represented by a team consisting of a minimum of three and a maximum of five students. Eighteen student teams from all over the world and countries ranging from Brazil to Singapore participated in this year’s Moot Court. There were also students from countries facing challenges related to international criminal law, such as Libya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Moot Court’s official language is English. It enabled law students to work with a practical orientation and with the help of highly respected academic scholars.
The competition was based on presentations of both written and oral pleadings through a realistic trial simulation in front of the "International Criminal Court."
At the end of the competition, the winning teams were chosen by experts in the field of international criminal law. The Nuremberg Moot Court 2015 winning teams were the team from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, which won first place, and the team from Ukraine’s Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, which placed second.