Compromis: Case Concerning the Military Personnel Database (Ercola v. Filova)

Topics: Definitions of Terrorism and State Support, Extradition/Aut Dedere Aut Iudicare, Minority Rights, Right to Privacy 

Location: United States Ceremonial Courtroom, Washington, D.C.

Date: March 30, 1996

Jessup World Cup Champion
University of Sydney (Australia)
Team Members – Matthew McLennan, Ben Kremer, Ben Olbourne, Rebecca Kavanagh, Jane Doolan
Coach – Dr. Donald Rothwell

Runner Up
National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Team Members – Kwan Song Eu, Heikel Khalio Bafana, Shan Shan Blossom Hing, Lyn Lee
Coach – Prof. Robert Beckman

Final Round Judges

Charles N. Brower – President, American Society of International Law (ASIL)
Catherine Kessedjian, Esq. – Professor of Law, Universite de Bourgogne
Hon. Stephen M. Schwebel – Judge & Vice-President, International Court of Justice

Problem Authors

Concept: Steven M. Schneebaum, Esq. – Patton Boggs LLP

The 1996 Jessup Problem was a cooperative effort among ILSA, ASIL, and the Friends of the Jessup. Primary authors/reviewers were: Carlos Vasques, David Wippman, Harry Almond, Angeline Chen, David Sabin Anderson, Charlene Cabral, Jennifer Krieger, and Paul Zarrins. 

Executive Director: David Sabin Anderson

Executive AssistantCarol T. Monroe

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Lyn Lee, National University of Singapore 

Oralist (Preliminary Rounds): Ben Kremer, University of Sydney (Australia)

Best Applicant Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Best Respondent Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): University of Vienna (Austria)

Best Memorial  – Int’l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): University of Malaya (Malaysia)

Best Memorial – World Regional Rounds (Hardy C. Dillard Award): University of Malaya (Malaysia)

1996 Records: 

Number of Teams Worldwide: 259

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 49

Number of Countries39

Number of Countries at the International Rounds39