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International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Competition

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

Congratulations to Brooklyn Law School, who achieved a first place finish in the 2016 Regional Round for the Americas and Carribean of the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition.  Teams from Tulane University School of Law (first runner up) and New York University of Law also participated in the final round.

The event, held on March 12-13, brought 11 teams to Pace Law School, with the top two U.S. teams qualifying for the global ICC Moot Court Competition held annually in The Hague, Netherlands.

Leah Campbell, Dr. David Donat Cattin, and Robert Herbst served as the distinguished final round judges.  

As the two top U.S. teams, Brooklyn and Tulane have qualified for the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition to be held in May in The Hague, Netherlands.  Also participating was a team from Osgoode Hall, York University, which is one of two Canadian teams that will compete in The Hague.

Best Overall

First: Brooklyn Law School

Second:  Tulane University School of Law

Third: New York University School of Law

 

Best Oralist – Final Round

Philippa Ratzki, Brooklyn Law School

 

Best Oralists - Preliminary Rounds

Government of Yunkel

First (Tie):  Kelsey Bishop, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University & Aaron Kearney, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Third (Tie):  Anta Plowden, Miami University School of Law & Emily von Qualen, Tulane University School of Law

Victims

First: Davide Pini, Johns Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies

Second: Maanya Tandon, New York University School of Law

Third: James Henseler, Columbia University School of Law

Prosecutor

First:  Céline Braumann , New York University School of Law

Second: Richard Varnes, American University Washington College of Law

Third: Zachary Cobb, Columbia University School of Law

 

Best Memorials

Government of Yunkel

First: Columbia University School of Law

Second (Tie): Osgoode Hall Law School, York University & Tulane University School of Law

Prosecutor

First: Temple University School of Law

Second: Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Third (Tie): Columbia University School of Law & American University Washington College of Law

Victims

First: Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Second (Tie): Columbia University School of Law &

Temple University School of Law

 

Semifinalist Teams

Brooklyn Law School

Columbia University School of Law

New York University School of Law

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Temple University School of Law

Tulane University School of Law

 

Participating Teams

American University Washington College of Law

Brooklyn Law School

Case Western Reserve School of Law

Columbia University School of Law

Johns Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies

Miami University School of Law

New York University School of Law

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Pace University School of Law

Temple University School of Law

Tulane University School of Law

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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.

Registration for the 2017 competition is not yet open.

 

ICC Moot
Pace Law School
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Fax: (914) 422-4229
E-mail: ICCMoot@law.pace.edu