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Below is a list of the first 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.

Teams are encouraged to suggest materials for inclusion in the Second Batch of Materials. Please send suggestions to the ILSA Executive Office at [email protected] by November 16, 2009. The Second Batch of Materials will be released in December 2009.

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

  1. Statute of the International Court of Justice

  2. Charter of the United Nations

  3. Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

  4. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

  5. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

  6. Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States

  7. Draft Articles on Diplomatic Protection, with commentaries, adopted by the International Law Commission at its 58th session (2006)

  8. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1514 (XV), Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and people (4 December 1960)

  9. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1541 (XV), Principles which should guide Members in determining whether or not an obligation exists to transmit the information called for under Article 73e of the Charter of the United Nations (15 December 1960)

  10. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1654 (XVI), The situation with regard to the implementation of the Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples (27 November 1961)

  11. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1803 (XVII), Permanent sovereignty over natural resources (14 December 1962)

  12. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2625 (XXV), Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Cooperation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations (24 October 1970)

  13. The Island of Palmas Case (or Miangas) (United States of America v. The Netherlands), Permanent Court of Arbitration, Award (4 April 1928)

  14. Sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge (Malaysia/Singapore), Judgment (23 May 2008)

  15. Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, Limited (Belgium v. Spain), Second Phase Judgment (5 February 1970)