NLU Delhi: India National Rounds for the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition, 2016

Simran Sahni

11 Oct 2015 2:05 AM GMT

  • NLU Delhi: India National Rounds for the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition, 2016

    National Law University Delhi (NLU Delhi) has been officially selected by ICC Hague and Leiden University for organizing the 2016 India Qualifying National Rounds of the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition. The National Rounds are tentatively scheduled to take place in early March next year. The Competition is a realistic simulation of proceedings at the International Criminal Court. The moot addresses fundamental issues of substantive and procedural international criminal law.

    NLU Delhi has a partnership with the Organizing Committee of the ICC Moot Court Competition and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University to organize the National Rounds.

    The ICC Moot encourages students to study the working of the International Criminal Court, which becomes extremely pertinent in the current global context. The Competition aims to encourage university students to improve their knowledge of international criminal law in practice and in particular of the ICC, its mandate and its jurisprudence, about the Rome Statute, especially within countries that have yet to ratify it.


    • The Registration for the international rounds are open till 22 October, 11 AM CET (Central European Time). The National Rounds organizers would subsequently devise a separate registration procedure after teams have registered for the International Rounds.
    • In case three or more universities from India register to participate in the 2016 ICC Moot Court Competition, an Indian National Round will be organized by the National Law University, Delhi. To proceed to the International Rounds in The Hague, Netherlands, Universities from India have to qualify first by participating in this National Round.
    • IMPORTANT: Teams should register at the organizer of the International Round first ( In case three or more universities register to participate, the registration forms will be forwarded to the organizer of the National Round.

     The Competition case shall be sent to the registered teams at 3 pm CET on 6 November 2015

    All teams, excluding the teams participating in National or Regional Rounds, must submit their three (3) Memorials for each role by email prior to 25 February 2016, 10am CET.

    Kindly click here for Rules of Procedure.

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