All-European IHL&RL Moot (2017)
The Moot Court Competition was based on the Case Study, providing relevant facts of the case concerning a fictitious armed conflict. The preliminary phase of the Competition involved simulations of meetings between the parties to the conflict and various international organizations, as well as between other State and non-State actors. In this stage, competitors addressed topical issues in the field of international humanitarian law, e.g. nature of an armed conflict in the event of a proxy war and legality of the use of particular weaponry, and international refugee law, e.g. legality of the closure of borders and refugee status in the event of a civil war. The semi-final and final rounds involved a simulation of the criminal proceedings before the International Criminal Court (one team acted as the Office of the Prosecutor, the other as the Defence Team), and thereby addressed also fundamental issues of international criminal law.