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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)

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

2017 ICC Moot Court Competition

Congratulations to the team from Universidad Francisco Marroquin, who achieved a first-place finish in the 2017 Regional Round for the Americas and Caribbean of the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition.  Teams from Tulane University School of Law (first runner up) and the University of Miami School of Law also participated in the final round.

The event, held on March 17-19, brought 14 teams to the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, with the top two U.S. teams and the top two Canadian teams qualifying for the global ICC Moot Court Competition held annually in The Hague, Netherlands.

Betsy Apple, Matthew Brotmann, Christian De Vos served as the distinguished final round judges.  

As the two top U.S. teams, Tulane and Miami qualified for the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition to be held in May in The Hague, Netherlands.  The top two Canadian teams, from Osgoode Hall, York University and the University of Ottawa also qualified.  The team from Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala will also compete in The Hague.

Best Overall
First: Universidad Francisco Marroquin
Second: Tulane University School of Law
Third: University of Miami School of Law

Best Oralist – Final Round
Jay Jensen, Tulane University School of Law

Best Oralists - Preliminary Rounds
Defense

Justin Capek, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Victims
Javier Roldon, University of Miami School of Law

Prosecutor
Ian Literovich, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Best Memorials
Defense

First: Universidad Francisco Marroquin
Second (Tie): Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School  & University of Miami School of Law

Prosecutor
First: Columbia University School of Law
Second: Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Third: Universidad Francisco Marroquin

Victims
First (Tie): Temple University Beasley School of Law & Tulane University School of Law
Third: Brooklyn Law School

Semifinalist Teams
Brooklyn Law School
Columbia University School of Law
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Canadian semi-final round)
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Tulane University School of Law
Universidad Francisco Marroquin
University of Miami School of Law
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Canadian semi-final round)
University of Windsor Faculty of Law (Canadian semi-final round)

Participating Teams
American University Washington College of Law
Brooklyn Law School
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Columbia University School of Law
Johns Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Tulane University School of Law
Universidad Francisco Marroquin
University of Miami School of Law
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
University of Windsor Faculty of Law
Valparaiso University School of Law