The Children’s Rights Moot Court Competition 2023
Date: 19 June 2023 – 28 June 2023.
Registration Deadline: 17 March 2023.
Registration Fee: none.
The bi-annual Children’s Rights Moot Court (CRM) is an online competition inviting university teams of two to four students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme of law and have no prior professional experience in pleading. Non-law students may be considered eligible, provided they possess a suitable level of legal knowledge. The CRM 2023 will consist of four days of preliminary, quarter-final, semi-final and final rounds.
Leiden Law School is collaborating with Baker McKenzie to provide teams with a specialised master class on writing and pleading techniques, which is expected to bolster their aptitudes and improve their prospects of excelling in the tournament.
The student teams will partake in a Moot Court structure to adjudicate a hypothetical dispute between a state and a child/group of children. The teams will be responsible for defending the Applicant (i.e. the child) and the Respondent (i.e. the state) utilizing both written and oral arguments. They must strive to present their cases in the best possible manner.
Further Information, including the Rules of Procedure and an exact timeline, and the case concerned, can be found on the official website.