All-European IHL&RL Moot (2018)
The Moot Court Competition was based on the Case Study, providing relevant facts of the case concerning a fictitious armed conflict. Before each round teams received additional facts and were allocated roles that they had to present before the judges. Teams had limited time to prepare for each pleading. The preliminary and quarter-final rounds 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, and international refugee law. 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 fundamental issues of international criminal law.