International Criminal Court Moot

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International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition
International Criminal Court logo.svg
Established 2005 (2007 for international rounds)
Venue The Hague
Subject matter International criminal law
Class Grand Slam
Record participation 100+ teams (2018)
Qualification National/regional rounds
Most championships Singapore Management University School of Law (3)
Website http://www.iccmoot.com

The International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition or ICCMCC is an annual international moot court competition on international criminal law that is held at The Hague and organised by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University, The Hague Campus, with the institutional support of the International Criminal Court. The first edition of the competition was in 2005, but it only became an international competition in 2007.[1] With more than a hundred teams from 50 countries taking part annually, the ICCMCC is the world's largest competition on international criminal law and is considered one of the grand slam or major moots.[2][3][4][5]

Judges of the competition include ICC judges and officers, and teams have to present arguments based on a fictitious problem via the roles of prosecution counsel, defence counsel, government counsel, or victim's representative. The arguments made usually relate to pre-trial or appeal proceedings. Each team is given 20 minutes for the main submissions and 10 minutes for rebuttal/surebuttal. For the English edition of the moot, each country can only send two to three teams to participate; where necessary, regional rounds are organised to select the teams that will compete in the international rounds. As of 2017/18, regional rounds have been held for the Americas and Caribbean, Brazil, China, Germany, India, and Israel.[6] In 2013, semi-final rounds were introduced for the top nine teams, with the top three teams proceeding to the championship final. In 2015, the number of preliminary rounds were increased from three to six, and in 2016 quarter-final rounds were introduced for the top 27 teams.

Singapore Management University, which debuted in 2015, has the best track record in this competition, having reached the international championship final four times and winning it thrice.

Competition records (English rounds)[edit]

Year Total number of teams (international rounds) Champion (win number) 1st and 2nd runners-up (win number) Best Finals Speaker (win number) Best Speaker (win number) Best Memorial (win number) Best Prosecution Team (win number) Best Defence Team (win number) Best Government Counsel Team (win number) Best Victim's Representative Team (win number) Best Non-Native English Speaking Team (win number) International debut
2018[7] 100+ (60+) * Singapore Management University (3) * West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (1)
* Honorable Society of the King's Inns (1)
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (1) University of Ottawa (1) Chinese University of Hong Kong (2) Gujarat National Law University (1) NA University of the Philippines (1) University of Freiburg (3) * Beijing Normal University
* Centro Universitário Curitiba
* Gujarat National Law University
* Honorable Society of the King's Inns
* Johns Hopkins University
* Temple University
* Universidade Federal da Bahia
* University of Gdańsk
* University of Ottawa
* West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
* Wuhan University
2017[8] 100+ (65) * Leiden University (2) * Singapore Management University (1)
* Queensland University of Technology (1)
University of the Philippines (1) University of Aberdeen (1) Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (1) * Queensland University of Technology
* Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
* University of Aberdeen
* University of the Philippines
2016[9] 112 (60) Singapore Management University (2) * University of Cologne (1)
* National Law School of India University (1)
University of Cologne (1) University of New South Wales (2) National Law School of India University (1) National University of Singapore (1) * Bangor University
* BPP University
* Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
* Moi University
* Palacky University, Olomouc
* Sokhumi State University
* University of Gondar
* University of Malaya
* University of Windsor
* University of Zenica
* VU Amsterdam
2015[10][11] 100+ (57) Singapore Management University (1) * Leiden University (1)
* National Law University, Jodhpur (1)
Singapore Management University (1) University of Macau (1) Chinese University of Hong Kong (1) NA Bond University (1) Singapore Management University (1) University of Freiburg (2) * Singapore Management University
2014[12][13] 80+ (49) National Law University, Delhi (1) * Hebrew University (1)
* China Foreign Affairs University (1)
University of New South Wales (1) National Law University, Delhi (1) Roma Tre University (1) National Law University, Delhi (1) NA University of Freiburg (1) * University of Gadjah Mada
2013[14] 50+ (37) Leiden University (1) * Osgoode Hall Law School (1)
* Bond University (1)
Osgoode Hall Law School (1) University of New South Wales (1) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1) NA Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1) * National University of Singapore
2012[15] 40+ (26) City University of Hong Kong (1) * Kaplan Law School (1)
* Osgoode Hall Law School (3)
City University of Hong Kong (1) NA * City University of Hong Kong
* Hebrew University
* La Trobe University
2011[16][17] 21 Bond University (2) * Nalsar University of Law (2)
* Osgoode Hall Law School (2)
Nalsar University of Law (1) National Law School of India University (1) Bond University (1) NA * University of the Pacific
* William & Mary Law School
2010 18 Osgoode Hall Law School (1) * University of Miami (1)
* Yale University (1)
Bond University (2) Osgoode Hall Law School (1) Osgoode Hall Law School (2) NA National Law University, Jodhpur (1) Amsterdam University (1) * Ambrose Alli University
* Leiden University
* Makerere University
* Mari State University
* National Law School of India University
* Queen's University Belfast
* University of Cologne
* University of Miami
* University of Nairobi
2009 20 Bond University (1) * Yale University (1)
* Utrecht University (1)
Bond University (1) Yale University (1) Yale University (1) Yale University (1) NA Bond University (1) Utrecht University (1) * Bangalore University
* Bond University
* Graz University
* Kyiv University
* London School of Economics
* National Law University, Jodhpur
* Santa Clara University
* Trinity College
* Tsinghua University
* University of Hong Kong
* Universidade Brazil
* Yale University
2008 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2007 12 University of Pretoria (1) * Nalsar University of Law (1)
* Osgoode Hall Law School (1)
Amsterdam University (1) Osgoode Hall Law School (1) Nalsar University of Law (1) NA NA * Amsterdam University
* Belgrade University
* Cairo University
* China Foreign Affairs University
* China University of Political Science and Law
* Moscow State University
* Nalsar University of Law
* Osgoode Hall Law School
* University of Chile
* University of Freiburg
* University of Pretoria
* Utrecht University

References[edit]

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