International Criminal Court Moot Court

ICC Moot Court

ECTS-Points: 10-15
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Hans Vest, his team and experts in international criminal law

The ICC Moot Court is a competition in the field of international criminal law simulating the pro-ceedings before the International Criminal Court (ICC). It consists of a written round, in which teams submit written memorials, and an oral round, in which teams plead in front of judges. The oral round is expected to take place in May 2019 in The Hague. The entire competition is held in English. Additional information about the competition can be found on the website of the Moot Court:

For the University of Bern moot court team we are looking for 3-5 highly motivated Master students. Exchange students are also encouraged to apply. Students should have a strong interest in and preferably also knowledge of international criminal law, international humanitarian law and pub-lic international law. As the competition is held in English, very good English language skills (written and oral) are required.

Participating in a Moot Court competition has proven to be highly rewarding for students. During the ICC Moot Court you will gain extensive knowledge of international criminal law and international humanitarian law, improve your legal research and writing skills as well as your presentation and debating skills.


Your application should include 1) a motivation letter (1-2 A4 pages) outlining your motivation, your legal competencies and your English language skills, 2) your CV, and 3) your Bachelor diploma, list of university grades and any other relevant certificate/document. Please send your application until Sunday, 12 August 2018 to Marco Mignoli Suitable candidates will be invited for a short interview in the week of 27 August 2018. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Marco Mignoli via e-mail.

Time frame
General preparation: September 2018 – October 2018
Written memorials: November 2018 – February 2019
Oral pleadings preparation: March – May 2019
Oral pleadings competition in The Hague: mid/end of May 2019 (approx. 6 days)