NILOS Moot Court Competition

The third edition of the NILOS Moot Court Competition took place from 9-13 May 2022. The NILOS Organising Committee wishes to thank all teams, judges and participants for joining us online for this third edition of the moot court competition.

We are currently considering to organize the next edition of the NILOS Moot Court Competition in the academic year 2024-2025.

NILOS Moot Court Competition

About the Competition

The NILOS (Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea) Moot Court Competition welcomes universities from all over the world for the first moot court simulating proceedings under Part XV of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

The moot court simulates proceedings either before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), the International Court of Justice (ICJ) or an Annex VII Arbitral Tribunal. The competition is a unique opportunity not only to discuss fascinating issues of the law of the sea, but also to engage with the many procedural facets of international dispute settlement.

About the Organisers

NILOS is an internationally renowned research institute, established in 1984 within the School of Law of Utrecht University. Part of the Utrecht Centre for Water, Ocean and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL) since 2013, NILOS aims at developing and sustaining expertise on the law of the sea and oceans governance, and at enhancing and broadening awareness and knowledge of the law of the sea and oceans governance. Its staff has an extensive expertise in both practicing and teaching the law of the sea and international law, in particular within the Utrecht Master in Public International Law.