Nuremberg Moot Court 2016

The Nuremberg Moot Court Competition was organized by the International Nuremberg Principles Academy, Nuremberg and the Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg. It took place in the historic Nuremberg Courtroom 600, in Nuremberg, Germany. The competition aimed to encourage university students to become familiar with International Criminal Law by arguing a fictitious case in front of the International Criminal Court.

Participants of the competition got the opportunity to moot in front of expert panels which comprise former and presiding judges, and defence counsel from the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal of Yugoslavia, The International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

Nearly 100 law-students from all parts of the world competed against each other from 28 to 30 July 2016. 

High-ranking jury of judges, chaired by the honourable Judge Professor Dr. Wolfgang Schomburg, declared the team from National University of Singapore the winner of the "Nuremberg Moot Court 2016".

1st Place - National University of Singapore - Singapore

2nd Place - University of São Paulo, Brazil

Best overall Speaker - Hiew E-Wen Joshua - National University of Singapore - Singapore

2nd Best overall Speaker - Amina Amran Yusuf Mohamed - Strathmore University - Kenya

Best Prosecution of Written Memoranda – Maastricht University – Netherlands

Best Defense of Written Memoranda – Jagiellonian University - Poland


Best Prosecution 

Best Defense 



The final bench: Dr. Nobuo Hayashi, Judge Professor Dr. Wolfgang Schomburg, Natalie von Wistinghausen © Lérot
Bernd Borchardt, Judge Professor Dr. Wolfgang Schomburg, the team from Singapore, Professor Dr. Christoph Safferling, LL.M, Gurgen Petrossian, LL.M. © Lérot

Participating Universities

  • American University of Afghanistan, Afghanistan
  • Yerevan State University, Armenia
  • Western Sydney University, Australia
  • University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • University of Gondar, Ethiopia
  • University of Marburg, Germany
  • University of Regensburg, Germany
  • University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Strathmore University, Kenya
  • Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Indus College of Law, Pakistan
  • University of Sindh, Pakistan
  • Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • University of Rwanda, Rwanda
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • University of Lviv, Ukraine
  • National University Odessa, Law Academy, Ukraine
  • Durham Law School, United Kingdom
  • Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Creighton University School of Law, USA
  • University of Denver, USA