Compromis: Case Concerning the Windscale Islands (Aspatria v. Rydal)

Topics: Self Determination, Sovereignty over Territory, Bilateral Investment Treaties, Seizure of Assets

Location: Capitol Hilton, Washington, D.C.

Dates: March 21-27, 2010

Jessup World Cup Champion: Australian National University (Australia)
Team Members - Ellen Chapple, Rohan Kapur, Sarah Lynch, Sneha Rangnath, Samuel Thorpe
Coach - Wayne Morgan, Jon Lovell

Runner Up:  Columbia University (United States)

Team Members - Erik Lindeman, Kevin Lin, Jacob Johnston, Akshaya Kumar, Elisabeth Page
Coach - Suyash Paliwal, Lori Damrosch, Matthew Waxman, Erin Thompson

Final Round Judges
H.E. Stephen M. Schwebel  - Former Judge & President, International Court of Justice 
Dame Rosalyn Higgins  - Former Judge & President, International Court of Justice 
Harold Koh - Legal Adviser to the United States State Department; Dean, Yale Law School

Problem Author

Lead Author - Andrew C. Holmes & Luciana Ricart
Authorial Committe Members: Amity Boye, Dagmar Butte, Michael Peil, Antonio Riva Palacio Lavin, Steven Schneebaum, Quang Trinh, Alejandro Turyn, Michael Waibel, Ashley Walker, Rumiana Yotova

Executive Director: Amity R. Boye

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Kevin Lin, Columbia University (United States)

Oralist (Preliminary Rounds): Joe Russo, New York University (United States)

Best Applicant Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): National University of Singapore (Singapore)- click here to view a copy

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

Best Memorial  - Int'l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): Columbia University (United States)

Best Memorial - World Regional Rounds (Hardy C. Dillard Award)Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)

International Law Institute Award: Felipe Echandi, Universidad de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)

Spirit of the Jessup Award: Albiruni University & Kabul University (Afghanistan)

Steven M. Schneebaum Award: Jamie Dee Larkam (Canada)

Pamela Young Award: Bonnie Bird, Michael Collins Q.C., Jason Johns, Gerald Schatz

2010 Results: 


2010 Competition Materials

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

First Batch of Basic Materials

The authors of the 2010 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.

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

Second Batch of Basic Materials

Below is a list of the second batch of Basic Materials provided in connection with the 2010 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

The authors of the 2010 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.

  • The Aaland Islands Question (On Jurisdiction), Report of the International Committee of Jurists, League of Nations Official Journal, Special Supplement No. 3 (1920)