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2016 First Batch of Basic Materials

Below is a list of the first batch of Basic Materials provided in connection with the 2016 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

The ILSA Executive Office, along with those involved in the writing and editing of the 2016 Jessup Compromis, have selected these materials and hope that you find them interesting in light of the context of this year's Compromis. 

We would like to emphasize that the simple inclusion of any particular text in the Basic Materials does not necessarily entail that the content of the text is binding as international law nor does it necessarily reflect current prevailing theory or practice.

Please note that teams are NOT required to use these materials. They are being provided to teams as a launching point for research. As always, participants are HIGHLY encouraged to conduct their own research outside of the scope of these Basic Materials.

  1. UN Charter
  2. ICJ Statute
  3. Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
  4. Draft Articles on the Law of Treaties (1966) With Commentaries
  5. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  6. Vienna Conventon on Diplomatic Relations
  7. Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
  8. Special Missions Convention
  9. The Lotus Case
  10. Tehran Hostages Case Judgment, Oral Proceedings (Provisional Measures), Oral Proceedings Merits/Questions of Admissibility
  11. Questions Relating to the Seizure and Detention of Certain Documents and Data (Timor Leste v. Australia) Request for Provisional Measures Order; Oral Proceedings; Written Proceedings
  12. Communication No 66/1980: Schweizer v Uruguay
  13. UN Human Rights Commitee Comments 8, 29, 35
  14. Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Right to Privacy in the Digital Age
  15. Weber and Saravia v. Germany (Eur. Ct. H.R.)
  16. Tallinn Manual
  17. Decision on the Admissibility of Documents Published on the Wikileaks Website - Special Tribunal for Lebanon
  18. Handbook of Pretrial Detention Procedures - ABA Rule of Law Initiative
  19. Corfu Channel Case Merits Judgment
  20. European Parliament Report on the ECHELON System

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