The Oral Rounds of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2020 have been canceled due to COVID-19


After a close monitoring of the situation and careful consideration, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the International Criminal Law Research Unit at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg decided to cancel the oral rounds of the Nuremberg Moot Court that were to be held in Nuremberg, Germany, from 29 July to 1 August 2020.

The rapid spread of the virus globally, and more particularly in Europe, creates an imperative to act cautiously and prioritize the health and well-being of our visitors, staff, and the wider community.

We are conscious that teams have invested time and effort on the written memoranda. As a result, we have decided to maintain the written phase of the competition, which will take place in accordance with Rules 8 and 9.

We encourage all participating teams to continue to work on their memoranda and to stay in the competition.

Revised timetable

Friday, 6 December 2019, Opening of the Application Phase
Sunday, 16 February 2020, Closing of the Application Phase
Friday, 21 February 2020, Distribution of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2020 Case and team number to all admitted teams
Friday, 6 March 2020, Deadline for sending requests for clarifications of points of fact
Friday, 13 March 2020, Publication of the answers to the clarification requests
Sunday, 19 April 2020, Deadline for submitting the Written Memoranda
Friday, 19 June 2020 - 2pm (CEST) Online Award Ceremony and publication of the results on Facebook

Nuremberg Moot Court Awards and Prize

The organizers will give the following awards:

Best Memoranda
First Best Memoranda – First Place of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2020
Second Best Memoranda – Second Place of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2020

Best Memorandum – Prosecution
First Best Memorandum – Prosecution
Second Best Memorandum – Prosecution

Best Memorandum – Defense
First Best Memorandum – Defense
Second Best Memorandum – Defense

A prize is to be awarded to the winners of the competition.

Each team member will receive:

  • R. Cryer, An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure, Cambridge University Press, 4th Ed., 2019;
  • Copies of the Nuremberg Academy Series;
  • Other gifts from the Organizers; and
  • Some delicacy from Nuremberg.

The university will receive:

  • W.A. Schabas, The International Criminal Court, A Commentary of the Rome Statute, Hart Publishing, 2nd Ed., 2016; and
  • Copies of the Nuremberg Academy Series.

Each individual team member and the university will receive the prize via post.