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Moot Court

11th Leiden – Sarin International Air Law Moot Court 17th-19th April 2020

Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 11th International Air Law Moot Court will be relocated from Shanghai, China to St. Petersburg, Russia.

The International Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden University is happy to announce that the eleventh edition of the International Air Law Moot Court will now take place in St. Petersburg, Russia. This year, the International Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden University and co-founder of the competition, the Sarin Memorial Legal Aid Foundation from India, join forces with the Institute of Air  and Space Law AEROHELP in St. Petersburg to organize the 11th edition of the Competition.

We invite Universities having an interest in international air law to send a team to the Competition which will be held on 17-19 April 2020 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Accommodation and meals for the duration of the competition, from 17-19 April 2020 to be exact, for a maximum of three team members and one coach, will be covered.

CASE
On the right side you will find this year’s case concerning the dispute between the Republic of Carpania (applicant) and the Kingdom of Gondour (respondent) involving questions of international law and international air law;  as well as the Rules of Procedure, the National Rules of Procedure (in case a national round is required), the time schedule of the competition and other relevant documents.

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open. The deadline for registration is 29 October 2019. Teams can register by sending an email to airlawmootcourt@law.leidenuniv.nl, including the following information:

  • Name of University:
  • Country:
  • Team members: (first + family name, gender)
  • Coaches: (first + family name, gender)
  • Attachments: Student cards or registrations at the university

Registration is completed successfully when the registration fee (see below) has been paid and received.

PAYMENT

The deadline for payment of the registration fee (€ 150 per team) is 1 November 2019. Please transfer the amount to:

Swift: ABNANL2A
IBAN: NL80ABNA0566427710
Address: Gustav Mahlerlaan, 1000 EA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Account name: International Institute of Air and Space Law

POSTAL ADDRESS

All teams have to send one hard copy of the applicant and respondent memorials to Leiden University on 20 January 2020 at the latest. The address is:

Leiden University
International Institute of Air and Space Law
Attn. Mr. Niall Buissing
P.O.Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

In addition, nine hard copies of applicant and respondent memorials have also to be sent to the moot court venue in St. Petersburg, Russia. An official postal address of the venue in St. Petersburg will be communicated to teams that registered successfully.

Note to Indian Teams

The National India Rounds (compulsory for all Indian teams) will be held on the 1st of February, 2020 at the Army Institute of Law, Mohali. This will be a ONE -day event. For registration in the National Rounds, please follow the same procedure as registration for the International Rounds, however only the winning teams of the national round that qualify for the international rounds shall be required to deposit the registration fee of EURO 150 by the 14th of February 2020.

The National India Rounds are organized and hosted by the Sarin Memorial Legal Aid Foundation. More practical information regarding this national round will be communicated by the national partner after the registration has closed.

Note to Chinese Teams

The National China Rounds will be organised around 10 February 2020 in Beijing by the Air Law Association of China Law Society, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) and SHIAC. For registration in the National Rounds, please follow the same procedure as registration for the International Rounds, however only the winning teams of the national round that qualify for the international rounds shall be required to deposit the registration fee of EURO 150. More information regarding this national round will be communicated as soon as possible.

Note to Russian Teams

For registration in the National Rounds, please follow the same procedure as registration for the International Rounds, however only the winning teams of the national round that qualify for the international rounds shall be required to pay the registration fee of EURO 150.

The following documents can be found below:
Case 2020
Rules of Procedure
National Rules of Procedure
Time Schedule

For the benefit of the participants, the following documents have also been made available: