2023 Philip C. Jessup 

International Law Moot Court Competition

The Case Concerning the Clarent Belt

The Kingdom of Aglovale (Applicant) and the State of Ragnell (Respondent) will appear before the International Court of Justice to settle their differences concerning the Clarent Belt.

The case 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.

Competition Materials

The 2023 Jessup Problem - available here

Basic Materials - available on the ILSA Competitors' Page, here

Competition Rules

All competing teams are expected to be familiar with the the Official Rules of the 2023 Jessup Competition.

An Italian Supplement to the 2023 Official Rules has been approved to facilitate the conduct of the Italian National Rounds. 

Save the Date

1 September 2022 - Registration Opens

15 September 2022 - Release of the Jessup Problem

6 October 20212- Release of Basic Materials

10 November 2022 - Deadline for Eligibility Inquiries

15 November 2022 - Release of Corrections and Clarifications 

21 November 2022 - Deadline for Registration

17 January 2023 - Deadline for Submission of Memorials

20 January 2023 - Disqualification deadline for Failure to Submit Memorials

8-11 February 2023 - ITALIAN NATIONAL ROUNDS