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2024 Jessup Problem

The Jessup 2024 Competition concerns the interpretation of a peace treaty, deadly attacks in allegedly occupied territory, unilateral economic sanctions, and the legal consequences of failing to dispose of hazardous waste properly.

  1. Charter of the United Nations
  2. Statute of the International Court of Justice
  3. Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969)
  4. Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961)
  5. Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963)
  6. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
  7. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)
  8. ILC Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts (2001)
  9. Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons (1954)
  10. Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (1961)
  11. Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v. Myanmar)
  12. Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v. Myanmar) Provisional Measures Order of 23 January 2020
  13. Nottebohm (Liechtenstein v. Guatemala)
  14. Corfu Channel (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v. Albania)
  15. Jadhav (India v. Pakistan)
  16. Certain Expenses of the United Nations (Advisory Opinion)
  17. Legal Consequences for States of the Continued Presence of South Africa in Namibia (South West Africa) notwithstanding Security Council Resolution 276 (1970)
  18. Questions of Interpretation and Application of the 1971 Montreal Convention Arising from the Aerial Incident at Lockerbie (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v. U.S) Provisional Measures Order of 14 April 1992
  19. Questions relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal)
  20. Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, Limited (Belgium v. Spain) (New Application: 1962)
  21. Actio Popularis - The Class Action in International Law
  22. ILC Draft Articles on Diplomatic Protection, with commentaries
  23. Repertoire of Security Council Practice: Pacific Settlement of Disputes (Chapter VI)

Updated Nov. 7, 2023

Introduction to Jessup

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from roughly 700 law schools in 100 countries and jurisdictions. The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. One team is allowed to participate from every eligible school. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.

This guide lists resources that may be helpful to participants in the Jessup competition. It is focused on timely issues of public international law.

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