The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world’s oldest and largest moot court competition, bringing together participants from over 700 law schools in 100 countries and jurisdictions each year. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the Judicial organ of the United Nations. Teams prepare oral and written pleading arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case. The Competition case concerns timely issues of the interpretation of a peace treaty, attacks in allegedly occupied territory, unilateral economic sanctions, and the legal consequences of failing to dispose of the hazardous waste property. The Competition is administered by the International Law Students Association, a non-profit association of students and lawyers who are dedicated to the promotion of international law.
To promote the importance of legal education and the rule of international law in the region, the Central Asian Rounds of the Competition is organized between teams representing Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. This year the National and Friendly Rounds of the Competition are taking place at Tashkent State University of Law in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on February 16-17th 2023. Teams from each jurisdiction will compete among themselves for the right to represent their countries in International Rounds and then will have a few friendly rounds with teams from other participating countries.
GRATA International actively contributes to the importance of legal education and acts as a partner of the Central Asian Rounds of the Competition 2023. GRATA International generously will provide awards for Best Memorandum winners from three participating jurisdictions and provide an opportunity to undertake an internship at the GRATA International office.