Moot Court

Tenth Leiden – Sarin International Air Law Moot Court 5th-7th April 2019

We are very happy to inform you that, the Sarin Memorial Legal Aid Foundation from India and the International Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden University in the Netherlands join forces with the Army Institute of Law, Mohali with the purpose of organising the tenth edition of the International Air Law Moot Court Competition. The International Air Law Moot Court Competition is a unique opportunity for students seeking to gain experience in the development of arguments in the field of international law and international air law, while also establishing contacts around the world.

We invite Universities having an interest in international air law to send a team to the Competition which will be held from 5-7 April 2019 in Chandigarh, India.

Each University may send a team to the Competition which will last three days, including the semi-finals and finals.

This year’s case concerns the dispute between the Principality of Mayur (applicant) and the Republic of Akira (respondent) involving questions of international law and international air law.

Registration is now open. The deadline for registration is 29 October 2018. Registration is completed successfully when the registration fee (see below) has been paid and received. Teams can register by sending an email to, including the following information:

  • Name of University:
  • Country:
  • Team members: (first + family name, gender)
  • Coaches: (first + family name, gender)

The deadline for payment of the registration fee (€ 150 per team) is 2 November 2018.
Please transfer the amount to:
IBAN: NL80ABNA0566427710
Address: Gustav Mahlerlaan, 1000 EA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Account name: International Institute of Air and Space Law
Please mention SAP number: 1805165005. Without this number we cannot trace your payment.

All teams have to send one applicant memorial and one respondent memorial to Leiden University on 14 January 2019 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, applicant and respondent memorials will have to be sent to Chandigarh, India. More information about this will be communicated to teams that registered successfully.

INDIAN TEAMS NOTE: The National India Rounds (compulsory for all Indian teams) will be held on the 2nd of February, 2019 (Saturday) 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 qualifying teams shall be required to deposit the registration fee of EURO 150 by the 15th of February 2019.

The following documents can be found below:
Case 2019
Rules of Procedure
National Rules of Procedure
Time Schedule

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

For more information, please visit the pages dedicated to the Competition at and or send an e-mail to Deadline for registration shall be announced shortly.