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1989 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning the Immunities of a Diplomatic Agent and Freezing of Assets of an International Organization (Majan v. Aristan)

Topics: Diplomatic Immunity, Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, Seizure of Assets, Rights of International Organizations, 

Location: Palmer House Hotel & Towers, Chicago, IL

Date: April 8, 1989

Jessup World Cup Champion
University of British Columbia (Canada)
Team Members - Geoff Baragar, Catherine McKendry, Lisa Johnson, Greg Teretosky

Runner Up
University of Melbourne (Australia)
Team Members - Penelope Mathew, Alice de Jonge, Wayne Morgan, David Forbes

Final Round Judges:
Sompong Sukratikul - Professor of Law, Northwestern University
Richard Edwards - Professor of Law, University of Toledo School of Law
Dr. Charles Okolie - Okolie International Law Chambers

Problem Authors: 
Rosalyn Higgins - Professor of Law, London School of Economics
Bradley R. Larschen, Esq. - Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Vadim I. Luk'yanovich - Legal Affairs Counselor, USSR Mission to the United States
Rutsel S.J. Martha - International Monetary Fund

Executive Director: Jonathan Clark Green

Assistant Jessup AdministratorPamela M. Young 

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Lisa Johnson, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Best Oralist (Preliminary Rounds): Christina Chua, University of Singapore (Singapore)

Best Applicant Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): University of British Columbia (Canada)

Best Respondent Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): University of British Columbia (Canada) 

Best Memorial  - Int'l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht (The Netherlands)

Best Memorial - World Regional Rounds (Hardy C. Dillard Award)Southern Illinois University (USA)

Best Memorial (US Regional Rounds - Rutgers Award): Washington & Lee University

1989 Records: 

Number of Teams Worldwide: 259

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 39

Number of Countries41

Number of Countries at the International Rounds26


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