LL.M. Programmes

ICC Moot

 

 

The ICC Moot is held at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands, and allows students to become a prosecutor, a defence counsel and a victims’ counsel in a simulated court proceeding before the “judges” of the ICC. These judges are established practitioners in the field of international criminal law, including lawyers or judges from the ICC.

Every participating team has to represent the three different procedural parties: the defence, the prosecution and the victims. The competition consists of two phases: the written and the oral round. As soon as the fictional case is published, teams will prepare and send in their memorials, one per procedural party. During the second phase, the “hearings”, teams of three speakers (one for each procedural party) compete against each other. The winner is chosen based on the substance of the arguments and the quality of the performance. Awards are also given for the best memorial, the best victim’s counsel, the best prosecutor and the best non-native English-speaking team.

Past performance highlights:

  • 2015-2016: Competed in the Main Round of oral pleadings in The Hague, the Netherlands
  • 2016-2017: Competed in the Main Round of oral pleadings in The Hague, the Netherlands

2016-2017 ICC Moot Team