The 2017 Compromis

The 2017 Compromis is now available. 

  • Official Version: PDF Format, Word Format
  • Compromis and Corrections/Clarifications (One Document): PDF Format
  • Other versions: In the case of a discrepancy, the official English version supersedes any of the versions listed below. A translated version of the Compromis may serve as the official version of the Compromis for the purpose of your Qualifying Rounds only if your Rules Supplement specifically replaces the English version with the translated version. In such case, the replacement is effective ONLY for your Qualifying Rounds. Please contact your Administrator if you have any questions. 

Corrections and Clarifications

The Corrections and Clarifications to the 2017 Compromis released here.

Basic Materials

The Basic Materials for the 2017 Competition will be released in October and December, pursuant to the 2017 Official Schedule.

The First Batch of Basic Materials is now available here.

The Second Batch of Basic Materials is now available here.

Media Sources

2017 Jessup Compromis Panel at ILW


The 2017 Jessup Compromis Panel was held on October 29, 2016 at International Law Weekend. Experts on the panel discuss some of the key topics of the 2017 Jessup Compromis which addresses transboundary water aquifers, cultural heritage and the rights of migrants/refugees.
- Erin Thompson's Remarks (Written version provided due to poor skype connection)
Moderator: Tamara Kosic, Jessup Competition Fellow, International Law Students Association Panelists: Renee Martin-Nagle, PhD Researcher on transboundary aquifers, University of Strathclyde; Retired Vice President/ General Counsel, Airbus Americas | Erin Thompson, Professor of Art Crime, John Jay College of Criminal Justice | Thomas Thompson-Flores, URBAN REFUGEES, Director of Legal Affairs



Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy Compromis Discussion:

ILSA is proud to present to you a recording of one of the highlights of our 2016 International Rounds, the 2016 Compromis Authors Panel sponsored by the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. For Jessup Competitors who competed this year but did not have a chance to attend the panel, we encourage you to watch the video. It is a valuable means of gaining an insight into the motivations and thoughts of the Compromis author. 





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