Compromis: Case Concerning "Operation Provide Shelter" (Alicanto v. Ravisia)

Topics: Responsibility to Protect, Extradition, Treatment of Detainees, Secret Evidence

Location: Fairmont Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Dates: March 22-28, 2009

Jessup World Cup Champion: Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)
Team Members - Ricardo Alarcon Sierra, Giselle Herrera Kheneyzir, Guillero Otalora Lozano, Sebastian Machado Ramirez
Coach - Liliana Obregon

Runner Up:  University College London (United Kingdom)

Team Members - Harpreet Dhillon, Annabel Lee, Tamara Jaber, Mahesh Rai, Nisha Rajoo
Coaches - Claire van Overdikj, Douglas Guilfoyle, Pablo Arrocha

Final Round Judges
H.E. Bruno Simma  - Judge, International Court of Justice
Ruth Wedgwood - Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy; Director of the International Law and Organizations Program, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Jose Alvarez - Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy, Columbia Law School

Problem Author

Lead Author - Steven Schneebaum
Senior Authors - Jose Alvarez, David Barron, Elizabeth Burleson, Aaron Fellmeth, Diane Orentlicher, David Scheffer, Quang Trinh, Sophie Wernert
Junior Authors: Amity R. Boye, Courtney Brewer, Jeffrey Brooks, Maria Issaeva, Luke McLaurin, Antonio Riva Palacio Lavin, Gabriel Sanchez, Ashley Walker, Rumiana Yotova, Liang Wei Wong

Executive Director: Amity R. Boye

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Sebastian Machado Ramirez, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)

Oralist (Preliminary Rounds): Suyash Paliwal, Columbia University (United States)

Best Applicant Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): Kings College London (United Kingdom) - click here to view a copy

Best Respondent Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): University of Sydney (Australia) - click here to view a copy

Best Memorial  - Int'l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)

Best Memorial - World Regional Rounds (Hardy C. Dillard Award): Kings College London (United Kingdom)

International Law Institute Award: Sebastian Machado Ramirez, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)

Spirit of the Jessup Award: Sulaimaniya State University (Iraq)

Steven M. Schneebaum Award: Maria Issaeva (Russia)

Pamela Young Award: Shearman & Sterling LLP, Mary Hampton, Randy Noak, Ennio Rizzi

2009 Results: 

2009 Competition Materials

List of Participating Teams Worldwide
List of Participating Teams - International Rounds

First Batch of Basic Materials

The authors of the 2009 Jessup Compromis have selected these materials with the expectation that the materials will prove interesting and enlightening in the context of the current year's problem. 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.

Second Batch of Basic Materials

The authors of the 2009 Jessup Compromis have selected these materials with the expectation that the materials will prove interesting and enlightening in the context of the current year's problem. 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.