3 July 2018
A joint team of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (LLM) and Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ) will represent the Geneva Academy at the 2018 Nuremberg Moot Court from 25 to 28 July 2018. A total of 58 teams will participate in this prestigious moot court in international criminal law.
During four days, Leanna Burnard, Antoana Nedyalkova, Anne-Sofie Stockman and Agata Szerszenska will plead a fictional case before the International Criminal Court concerning alleged crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes incorporating, the question of cyber attack. They are coached by Tom Gal, Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy and PhD candidate at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva.
Robert Roth, Director of the Geneva Academy, will also participate in this edition as a member of the jury, along with other judges and world-renowned experts.
‘The Nuremberg Moot Court provides a unique opportunity for students to train their international law argumentation skills and apply what they’ve learned, in particular in their international criminal law classes, to a concrete case. This is why participation in this leading competition forms an integral part of our LLM and MTJ curricula’ says Robert Roth.
The Nuremberg Moot Court is organized by the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. It is held in Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, where the famous Post-World War II trials took place.
The Moot Court takes place every summer. Teams from around the world gather together to present their legal briefs before a jury. Each team presents either as the prosecution or the defence and is evaluated for the content of its briefs as well as presentation skills, teamwork and spirit.
In 2017, the Geneva Academy team won the prize for the Best Defense of Written Memoranda.
Sandra Pointet/Geneva Academy
Students of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law discussed key issues and challenges in their master's paper.
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UN Photo/Stuart Price
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