Second Batch of Basic Materials

Below is a list of the second batch of Basic Materials for the 2012 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Inclusion of any particular text in the Basic Materials does not entail that the content of the text is binding as international law or reflects current prevailing theory or practice. Please note that teams are NOT required to use these materials. They are being provided to teams as a guide and starting point for research. As always, participants are encouraged to conduct their own research outside of the scope of these Basic Materials.

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The First Batch is available here.

The documents included in the second batch of Basic Materials are as follows:

1. Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1954).


2. Declaration on Principles of International Law Concerning Friendly Relations and Cooperation Among States in Accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, GA Res 2625 (1970).

3. Who is a legitimate government in exile? Towards normative criteria for governmental legitimacy in international law by Stefan Talmon.

4. Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy: Greece intervening) case in progress.

5. Ferrini v. Germany Italian Court of Cassation, 11 March 2004.

6. Behrami and Behrami v France and Saramati v France, Germany and Norway, European Court of Human Rights.

7. Accordance with International Law of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence in Respect of Kosovo (Request for Advisory Opinion), 22 July 2012, ICJ.

8. Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro).


9. Tinoco Claims Arbitration (Great Britain v. Costa Rica), William H. Taft, Sole Arbitrator, 1 U.N. Rep. Int’l Arb. Awards 369 (1923).

10. Letter Dated 8 March 1950 from the Secretary-General to the President of the Security Council Transmitting a Memorandum on the Legal Aspects of the Problem of Representation in the United Nations.

11. Recognition by the United Nations of the Representation of a Member State, GA Res 369(V) (1950).

12. Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the United Nations, Advisory Opinion of April 11, 1949, ICJ.

13. International Law Commission Reports on the Responsibility of International Organizations.


14. From Bamiyan to Baghdad: Warfare and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at the Beginning of the 21st Century; Patty Gerstenblith, 37 Geo. J. Int’l L. 245. Note: you must be logged in toWestlaw for this link to work.

15. Prosecutor v. Pavle Strugar, 31 January 2005, Judgment, ICTY.

16. Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage and International Law, Ana Filipa Vrodoljak.

17. ILSA-IBA Webcast Discussion Panel on the 2012 Jessup Compromis - This is a temporary link; a permanent link will be posted soon. You must sign in to view this webcast.

  • Tulane University Law School
  • Northeastern
  • Loyola University
  • Ohio State University
  • New England Law Boston
  • California Western
White & CaseInternational Bar AssociationDepaul UniversityThe National JuristAmerican Society of International LawABA Section of International LawAmerican BranchInternational Law Institute