Representatives of GRATA International Kyrgyzstan are participating in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

On 8-15 April representatives of GRATA International are participating in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition held in Washington, D.C. This year the Competition welcomed 209 lawyers and professors from 59 countries serving as judges. GRATA International team acting as judges this year included Nurlan Kyshtobaev, Partner of GRATA International Kyrgyzstan &Tajikistan, and Elmira Usenova, Associate of GRATA International Kyrgyzstan. Elmira also serves as a co-administrator for Central Asian Regional Rounds.


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.

We truly believe that competitions of this kind allow participants to plunge into real litigation proceedings and act on behalf of the states.

GRATA International eager to promote and contribute to the development of future legal professionals! Thus, earlier this year, GRATA International supported Central Asian Regional Rounds by providing best oralists with an opportunity of short-term internships in our Central Asian offices and financial awards to teams.

GRATA International shall continue promotion of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in the countries of its operation.

Practice areas
Elmira Usenova
Contacts: Elmira Usenova
Job title: Associate
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Nurlan Kyshtobaev
Contacts: Nurlan Kyshtobaev
Job title: Partner
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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