Compromis: Case Concerning the Temple of Mai Tocao (Aprophe v. Rantania)

Topics: Legality of the Use of Force by an International Organization, Attributability of the Use of Force to an International Organization, Jurisdictional Immunities of the State, Cultural Property 

Location: Capitol Hilton, Washington, D.C.

Dates: March 25-31, 2012

Jessup World Cup Champion: Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov (Russia)
Team Members - Olga Nasonova, Natalya Sekretareva, Elena Manasyan, Aleksandra Ivlieva, Grigory Vaypan
Coach - Egor Chilikov

Runner Up:  Columbia University (United States)

Team Members - Evan Ezray, Jan Messerschmidt, Benjamin Schrier, Jennifer Lim, Aidan Grano
Coach - Jacob Johnston, Daniela Blank, Lori Damrosch, Larry Johnson, Valentin Jeutner

Final Round Judges
H.E. Hisashi Owada  - Judge, International Court of Justice 
H.E. Joan Donoghue  - Judge, International Court of Justice
H.E. Kenneth Keith - Judge, International Court of Justice

Problem Author

Lead Author - Lucas Lixinski, Fernando Bordin, Maite Schmitz

Executive Director: Will Patterson

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Jennifer Lim, Columbia University (United States)

Oralist (Preliminary Rounds): Joshua Anderson, University of Melbourne (Australia)

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

Best Respondent Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): Columbia University (United States) - 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)Columbia University (United States)

International Law Institute Award: Ana Florencia Adelardi Miranda, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) 

Best New Team: University of the Gambia (Gambia)

Best Overall Applicant: Columbia University (United States)

Best Overall Respondent: University of Melbourne (Australia)

Best Applicant Memorial1. Auckland University (New Zealand); 2. (tie) Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel); Columbia University (United States)

Best Respondent Memorial1. University of Malaya (Malaysia); 2. University of Hawaii - (United States); 3. (tie) University of Ottawa - Common Law (Canada); Seoul National University (South Korea)

Spirit of the Jessup Award: Birzeit University (Occupied Palestinian Territory)

Steven M. Schneebaum Award: Ninon Casillas (Mexico); Wenqi Zhu (China)

Pamela Young Award: Cynthia Lichtenstein, Guillermo Otalora, Sebastian Machado


2012 Results: 


2012 Competition Materials


First Batch of Basic Materials

Below is a list of the first batch of Basic Materials provided in connection with the 2012 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

The authors of the 2012 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.

 

  1. United Nations Charter
  2. Statute of the International Court of Justice
  3. Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations
  4. Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
  5. Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
  6. World Heritage Convention
  7. UNESCO Declaration Concerning the Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage
  8. Geneva Conventions of 1949
  9. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  10. International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
  11. United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property
  12. ILC Draft Articles on the Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts, with commentaries
  13. ILC Draft Articles on the Responsibility of International Organizations
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.

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.