Nuremberg Moot Court 2017

Nuremberg Moot Court 2017


The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg proudly present the annual Nuremberg Moot Court, taking place on 26-29 July 2017.

The Nuremberg Moot Court invites participants from across the globe to argue a fictitious international criminal law case before the "International Criminal Court". Dissecting both complex procedural and substantive issues of international criminal law, students are given the opportunity to apply and develop their skills and moot at the momentous Courtroom 600. The unique location of Nuremberg allows students to practice international criminal law at its very birthplace, offering a historical educational experience. The organizers will coordinate with highly esteemed professionals in the field, such as judges, academics and other practitioners to sit on the moot court panels.

The competition consists of both written and oral phases, with each team firstly being required to submit a separate Prosecution and Defense memoranda. The oral phase takes place over a three-day period, with each team participating in two preliminary rounds on 27-28 July 2017, followed by the eighth finals, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final on 29 July 2017. Applications must be submitted no later than 30 April 2017 to

The Nuremberg Academy is offering to sponsor three teams from situation countries (travel expenses, accommodation, per diem) in order to assist with their participation in the competition. Applications for funding are welcomed from 'Situation and Case' countries before the International Criminal Court, but also other conflict and post-conflict societies which may nevertheless qualify. The intention to apply for a sponsorship must be stated in the motivation letter.

Please check the Rules for the Nuremberg Moot Court 2017 for more information.
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