Moot Court

Geneva Academy team during the 2017 Nuremberg Moot Court Geneva Academy team during the 2017 Nuremberg Moot Court

As part of the curriculum, our students can participate in the Nuremberg Moot Court in a joint team with students from our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

Participation in this prominent moot court is one of the four tracks that students can choose during Spring Semester. Places are limited and offered via a competitive selection process.

A Leading Moot Court in Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law

The Nuremberg Moot Court is organized by the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. It is held in Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, where the famous post-World War II trials took place. The competition preserves this legacy of the fight against impunity, promoting and implementing the knowledge of international criminal law and the Nuremberg Principles, which are the foundation of criminal courts worldwide.

The Moot Court takes place every summer. Teams from around the world gather together to present their legal briefs before a panel of judges, comprised of world-renowned experts. Each team presents either as the prosecution or the defence. They are evaluated for the content of their briefs as well as their presentation skills, teamwork and team spirit.

For its first participation in 2017, the Geneva Academy team – made of students from our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and from our MTJ – won the Prize for the Best Defence Memorandum.