Team 2015


v.l.n.r.: Natascha Kersting, Tran Quoc Kim Vu, Laura Hughes, Christian Schlemann, 2. Reihe Nico Herbst (Coach)

We congratulate our Team for winning this years Telders International Law Moot Court Competition.

This year's case, "The Faranian Shark-Finning Dispute", involved a variety of legal issues of public international law, including piracy, the legal status of unmanned aerial vehicles, treaty interpretation, scientific research fishing programs, as well as the acceptance of NGO's as amicus curiae in front of the ICJ.

The final round was pleaded by the University of Cologne as Applicant and the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece in the Academy Hall of the Peace Palace in The Hague in front of Judge Peter Tomka (ICJ), Judge Xue Hanqin (ICJ) and Judge Giorgio Gaja (ICJ)

In addition, with a total of 24 teams participating, the University of Cologne also won the award for the best oral argumentation on behalf of the applicant. Congratulations to the winning team!