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International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Competition

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The date for next year’s ICC Moot is:
Friday, March 16, 2018 – Sunday, March 18, 2018

Regional Round for the Americas and Caribbean (formerly the Pace International Criminal Court Moot Competition)

General Information – Registration is limited to one team per school. Each team must submit a registration form and nonrefundable fee of $550, by check to the Elisabeth Haub School of Law–ICCMoot or by credit card. Credit card payment information will be requested during the online registration process. Checks are to be mailed to our office with a copy of the registration confirmation email. The fee covers administrative costs, continental breakfasts, lunches and light receptions for team members and a faculty coach or advisor. This fee is exclusive of travel, accommodations and miscellaneous expenses.

Registration Deadline & Confirmation – The registration deadline is October 31, 2017. Registrations received after the deadline will be considered at the discretion of the organizers. Registration is not complete until the organizers have received both the form and payment.  The  organizers will notify the team contact when the school is officially registered.

This year's problem has been approved by the ICC and will be released internationally on October 20, 2017.  This is earlier than the previously estimated date of November 3rd.

Competition Background – In 2004, Professor Emeritus Gayl S. Westerman and Matthew E. Brotmann organized a unique event:  the world’s first moot court competition based on the law and procedures of the first permanent international tribunal dedicated to the prosecution of international criminal offenses.

The International Criminal Court (“ICC”) has grown since then, and our competition has grown with it.  Pace has partnered with the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University to become part of a new global competition, the ICC Moot Court Competition, which is held annually in The Hague, Netherlands, with the final round judged at the ICC itself by ICC judges and legal officers.  The annual competition at Pace now serves as a Regional Qualifying Round for that global competition.

Teams from the Americas and the Caribbean seeking to participate in this competition must register with Pace pursuant to the procedures provided on this website.  Based on the number of registrations received from each country, we notify each team whether or not advancement to the global competition depends upon participation in the Regional Round at Pace.  Pursuant to the rules of procedure of the international competition, participation in the global competition is usually limited to two teams per country.

ICC Moot
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
Fax: (914) 422-4229
E-mail: ICCMoot@law.pace.edu