Moot Court

Seventh Leiden – Sarin International Air Law Moot Court 7th-10th April 2016

This time, 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 Masyarakat Hukum Udara (Indonesian Air Law Society), with the purpose of organising the seventh 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 for international air law to send a team to the Competition which will be held from 7-10 April 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The case concerning the use of force against a civil aircraft in disputed airspace can be found below. The case involves questions of public international law and international air law. Registration for the competition is available online, from 2 October, 2016 on wards.

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

The following documents can be found here below
– Case 2016
– Rules of Procedure
– National Rules of Procedure
– Time Schedule

The International Air Law Moot Court Competition is open to teams composed of two to three students enrolled in Law programmes (undergraduate/LL.B. and graduate/LL.M.). Doctoral students are excluded from participation.

Each team shall have a Faculty Adviser. Each team must submit memorials for both the Applicant and the Respondent. The Oral argumentation will take place between 7-10 April 2016. The Board of Review scoring the briefs and the Semi-Finals panels will be composed of leading authorities in the field of air law. The Final Bench will be composed of the most prominent experts in this field.

The online registration form can be found here (registration deadline is 29 October 2015).

Registration fee
There is a registration fee of €150 (payment deadline 15 November 2015).  Note: Only those Indian teams that qualify for the International Rounds shall be required to deposit the aforementioned fee by 1st March, 2016.

Deadline for deposit of registration fee
– 15 November 2015 (for all teams not having a national round)
– 1 March 2016 (for winners national rounds)

Each team should bear its own travel costs (Accommodation and meals are provided by the organization for the duration of the moot court).

Instructions for payment registration fee

The payment of €150 needs to be transferred to the Leiden University account number:
IBAN: NL97RABO0102468818
Bank Address: Schipholweg 105, 2315 XC Leiden, The Netherlands
Account name: Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Steenschuur 25, 2311 ES Leiden, The Netherlands

–          SAP number: 1805165005
–          Your university

INDIAN TEAMS NOTE: The National India Rounds (compulsory for all Indian teams) will be held on the 13th of February, 2016 at the Army Institute of Law, Mohali. This will be a ONE day event. Exchange of memorials for teams participating in the National India Rounds will take place on the 11th of February, 2016 – Opponent memorials will be emailed to the team at the email address provided at the time of registration. 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 1st March, 2016.

The top qualifying Indian teams will be entitled to participate in the International Rounds being held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

For more information, please visit the pages dedicated to the Competition at and or send an e-mail to Deadline for registration is 29th October 2015.