Telders International Law Moot Court Competition 2012

On 28 April 2012, a team from Norway (University of Oslo) won the 35th edition of the prestigious Telders International Law Moot Court Competition.

Norway defeated England (University College London) in the final rounds which was pleaded before a court consisting of H.E. Judge Keith (ICJ), H.E. Judge Greenwood (ICJ) and H.E. Judge Skotnikov (ICJ). This year 27 teams from 26 states participated in the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition which was held in the Peace Palace in The Hague between 26-28 April 2012. The Telders Case 2012 ('The Case of North Manconia') involved a variety of issues including the scope of (universal) jurisdiction, the scope of the immunities of state officials, and the scope of the principle of male captus bene detentus.

Leiden University also performed very well. Leiden University was represented by Florentine Vos (NL) and Safi van 't Land (NL) as Applicants and Sara Wyeth (UK) and Mariel Piët (NL) as Respondents. All team members are students in Leiden University's Master Program in Public International Law (Reg.). The team was coached by Erik Koppe  and Andrea Varga .

Leiden University won the following team and individual awards:

  • the Max Huber Award for best overall team with the highest overall score for both Applicant and Respondent (542/600 points);

  • the Award for the Best Oral Argumentation on behalf of the Applicant;

  • the Award for Best Oralist (Sara Wyeth); and

  • the Award for Runner-up Best Oralist (Safi van 't Land).

Last Modified: 02-05-2012