White & Case LLC and Threefold Legal Advisors LLC are organising the Russian National Championship of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Students from 30 universities from all over Russia will come to Moscow to participate in the Competition. Partners and lawyers from international law firms and major Russian companies, judges of the UN International Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights, International Criminal Court and other international tribunals, as well as professors from leading Russian and foreign universities will be assessing students’ legal knowledge and oral skills. This year’s problem addresses the appropriation of traditional knowledge for commercial purposes, state responsibility for corporate environmental degradation and human rights violations, and majestic herds of migratory yaks.

 

The Russian Final Round Judges are:

Christina Binder, Chair for International Law and International Human Rights Law at the Bundeswehr University Munich;

Bill Bowring, Human Rights and International Law Professor at Birkbeck College, University of London, Barrister at Field Court Chambers, Gray’s Inn;

Paolo Davide Farah, Public Administration and International Law Professor at West Virginia University, Founder and Director of gLAWcal research organisation (UK).

Preliminary and Advanced Rounds will take place at the Law Faculty of the Moscow State University between 30 January and 2 February (1 Leninskiye Gory, bldgs. 13-14). The Final Round and the Award Ceremony will be hosted by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) on 3 February 2018 (76 Prospekt Vernadskogo).

If you would like to attend as a guest, please contact Irina Yakusheva, Jessup Competition Coordinator, before 29 January (+7 495 645 4969, iyakusheva@whitecase.com).

You can find additional information about the 2019 Russian National Championship of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition at https://www.whitecase.com/careers/locations/russia/jessup and http://www.threefold.ru/jessup_competition_2019.