14 abril 2021

III ITLOS Moot Court Competition – 2021

The Brazilian Institute for the Law of the Sea (IBDMAR/BILOS) is very pleased to launch its III International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea Moot Court Competition. The Moot Court event will be held remotely (online) from November 8 to November 10, 2021.

Are you a law, international law student, or study any correlated subjects to these topics? If so, you are invited to join our international event, with teams from all over the world!

Last year’s ITLOS Moot Court counted with teams from Brazil, Vietnam and Indonesia, as well as with highly qualified international legal professionals from all over the world acting as judges! Not only were teams and judges international, we also had the utmost honour of having two ITLOS judges judging our Final round!

With this post, we launch the event, with the keywords regarding the case and the applicable rules. (below). Registration of the teams will be possibilitated by June 05, when the Moot Court Problem (mock case) is released. Are you interested and intrigued by the keywords? Do start thinking up your team and planning your participation in our Moot!

Stay tuned to BILOS’ website for more updates on the III ITLOS Moot Court. We expect you and your enriching participation in this year’s edition!


Link for the Official Rules of the Competition: 2021 – ITLOS Moot Court Competition Rules

The coordinator of the III ITLOS Moot Court Competition are Prof. Dr. Thiago Carvalho Borges and Julia Weston (LL.M).

Official language: English


2021 Calendar of the III ITLOS Moot Court Competition:

Release of the hypothetical case to be argued: 05 June 2021. Link for the hypothetical case: 2021 III ITLOS MOOT COURT COMPETITION – OFFICIAL CASE.

Request for clarification of facts: 05 July 2021

Response to requests for clarification of facts: 2021 ITLOS MOOT COURT COMPETITION – CLARIFICATION QUESTIONS

Final date of teams registrations and opening date for the submission of memorials: 20 August 2021.

Final date for the submission of memorials: 20 September 2021.

All deadlines end at 00:00 Brasilia time (00:00 GMT-3)


Link for team registration:

The Brazilian Institute for the Law of the Sea (BILOS) is pleased to announce the keywords of the III ITLOS Moot Court Competition hypothetical case: Small Island Developing States, fisheries access agreement, traditional fishing rights, pollution from land-based sources, pollution from vessels, plastics and waste management.



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