Problem: The Case Concerning the Helian Hyacinth

Topics: The 2020 Jessup Problem challenges teams to address the legal issues surrounding treaty succession, fully autonomous weapons systems, government ministers accused of war crimes, and the potentially conflicting jurisdiction of the ICJ and the WTO.

Date: 25 April 2020

Problem Authors: Amir Farhadi, Tim McKenzie, Beatrice Walton

Executive Director: Lesley A. Benn

Richard R. Baxter Award for Best Applicant Memorial: Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Richard R. Baxter Award for Best Respondent Memorial: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (Bulgaria)

Hardy C. Dillard Awards for Best Combined Memorials (National Rounds):

1. Universidad de Buenos Aires - #275 (Argentina)
2. George Washington University - #268 (USA)
3. Universidad de Chile - #383 (Chile)
4. Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München - #456 (Germany)
5. Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” - #197 (Bulgaria)
6. Royal University of Law and Economics - #535 (Cambodia)
7. University of Padjadjaran - #463 (Indonesia)
8. Universitat Pompeu Fabra - #359 (Spain)
8. University of Toronto - #418 (Canada)
10. City University of Hong Kong - #503 (Hong Kong China)

Alona E. Evans Award for Best Memorials at the White & Case International Rounds:

1. Universidad de Chile - #383 (Chile)
2. Universidad de Buenos Aires - #275 (Argentina)
3. Eötvös Loránd University - #403 (Hungary)
4. MGIMO University - #188 (Russia)
4. Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” - #197 (Bulgaria)
6. Royal University of Law and Economics - #535 (Cambodia)
7. University of Padjadjaran - #463 (Indonesia)
7. National Research University Higher School of Economics
9. Kuwait International Law School - #228 (Kuwait)
9. University of Toronto - #418 (Canada)
11. Saint-Petersburg State University - #255 (Russia)
11. Sophia University - #349 (Japan)
13. University of Oxford - #281 (United Kingdom)
14. American University - #108 (USA)
14. Renmin University of China - #601 (China)
14. University of Maribor - #699 (Slovenia)
17. University of Western Ontario - #322 (Canada)
17. Airlangga University - #378 (Indonesia)
19. Peking University - #162 (China)
19. University of Washington - #172 (USA)
19. Cornell University - #301 (USA)
19. University of Sydney - #334 (Australia)
23. Cairo University (English Section) - #520 (Egypt)
23. NALSAR School of Law - #703 (India)
25. National University of Singapore - #222 (Singapore)
26. Saints Cyril and Methodius University - #303 (North Macedonia)
26. Gujarat National Law University - #389 (India)
28. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - #559 (Greece)
29. Faculdade Baiana de Direito e Gestão - #185 (Brazil)
29. University of Helsinki - #313 (Finland)
29. University of International Business and Economics - #567 (China)
29. Jagiellonian University Cracow - #575 (Poland)
33. The WB National University of Juridical Sciences - #124 (India)
34. Case Western Reserve University - #249 (USA)
35. Belarusian State University – Faculty of International Relations - #316 (Belarus)
35. Comenius University - #468 (Slovakia)
37. Yaroslav Mudriy National Law University - #106 (Ukraine)
38. Auckland University - #526 (New Zealand)
39. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg - #155 (Germany)
40. University of Pretoria - #189 (South Africa)
40. Università degli Studi di Milano - #759 (Italy)

Best Overall Memorials at the 2020 White & Case International Rounds:

Applicant - Peking University (China)
Respondent -
Universidad de Chile (Chile)

Baker McKenzie Award - Best Memorial from a New Team: University of Mandalay (Myanmar)

Steven M. Schneebaum Award:

  • Volodymyr Solohub and Nikolay Yurlov (Ukraine)
  • Giovanny Vega Barbosa (Colombia)
  • Winnie Wat (Hong Kong China)

Pamela M. Young Award

  • Michael Peil
  • Zhu Wenqi

Spirit of the Jessup Award: TBA

2020 Results

2020 US Regional Results

2020 Competition Materials