2022 Philip C. Jessup 

International Law Moot Court Competition


The Case Concerning the Suthan Referendum

The Democratic Republic of Antara (Applicant) and the Velan Kingdom of Ravaria (Respondent) will appear before the International Court of Justice to settle their differences concerning the Suthan Referendum.

The case concerns human rights on the Internet, data theft, the secession of part of a nation's territory, and foreign election interference.


Competition Materials

The 2022 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 2022 Jessup Competition.

An Italian Supplement to the 2022 Official Rules has been approved to facilitate the conduct of the Italian National Rounds. 

Save the Date

3 September 2021 - Registration Opens

13 September 2021 - Release of the Jessup Problem

8 October 2021 - Release of First Batch of Basic Materials

12 November 2021 - Deadline for Eligibility Inquiries

16 November 2021 - Release of Corrections and Clarifications 

18 November 2021 - Release of Second Batch of Basic Materials

19 November 2021 - Deadline for Registration

12 January 2022 - Deadline for Submission of Memorials

18 January 2022 - Disqualification deadline for Failure to Submit Memorials

February 2022 - ITALIAN NATIONAL ROUNDS

24 March 2022 - Opening Cerimony of the International Rounds

25 - 29 March 2022 - Preliminary Rounds

31 March - 4 April 2022 - Advanced Rounds

5 - 8 April 2022 - Elimination Rounds

9 April 2022 - JESSUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

10 April 2022 -  Closing Cerimony and Awards