6th Edition (2021)
The Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana hosted the 6th edition of the All-European International Humanitarian and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition from 16 – 19 November 2021.
The competition was organized in a hybrid format. It took place at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana and online via Zoom.
The Moot Court Competition was based on the Case Study, providing for relevant facts of the case concerning a fictitious armed conflict. Before each round teams received additional facts and were allocated roles that they had to present before the judges. Teams had limited time to prepare for each pleading.
The preliminary rounds of the Competition involved simulations of meetings between the parties to the conflict and various international organisations, as well as between other State and non-State actors. In this stage, competitors addressed topical issues in the field of international humanitarian law, and international refugee law.
The semi-final and final rounds involved a simulation of the criminal proceedings before the International Criminal Court (one team acted as the Office of the Prosecutor, the other as the Public Counsel for the Defence), and thereby addressed fundamental issues of international criminal law.
7 teams from 7 different countries participated at the competition: Istanbul Centre of International Law (Turkey), Galatasaray University (Turkey), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Silesia (Poland), Pavol Jozef Šafárik University (Slovakia), Charles University (Czech Republic), Sofia University (Bulgaria).
Teams from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and University of Warsaw (Poland) reached the final round.
The Winning Team: University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
The Runner-Up Team: University of Silesia (Poland)
Best Oralists of the Competition: Meliha Ceyda Toparlak (Istanbul Center of International Law) and Elizabeta Korenčan (University of Ljubljana)
The Best Oralist of the Final Round: Elizabeta Korenčan (University of Ljubljana)
The organisation of the Competition would not be possible without the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the Slovenian Red Cross.