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Ergebnis der Telders Moot Court Competition

An der diesjährigen Telders International Law Moot Court Competition haben insgesamt 23 internationale Teams teilgenommen. Das Kölner Team hat sich in der internationalen Vorrunde gegen den Gastgeber der Universität Leiden (Niederlande), die Nationale Universität Kiew-Mohyla-Akademie (Ukraine), Honourable Society of Inner Temple (England) und die Universität von Lettland (Lettland) durchgesetzt und das Finale im Friedenspalast in Den Haag erreicht.

Im hochspannenden Finale, geleitet von den Richtern James Crawford, Giorgio Gaja und John Dugard, plädierte das Kölner Team als Beklagte gegen das Klägerteam von der Demokrit-Universität Thrakien (Griechenland) und konnte den Wettbewerb am Ende für sich entscheiden. Das Kölner Team wurde darüber hinaus für den besten Beklagtenschriftsatz mit dem Carnegie Preis ausgezeichnet und insbesondere von Judge Crawford für den herausragenden Schriftsatz gelobt.

Wir gratulieren dem Team herzlich zu seinem Sieg!

Telders Moot Court Team 2018

Our curent Telders Moot Court Team for the 2018 competition, from left to right: Antonia Kratz, Frederic Kupsch, Lisa Schöttmer, France Oly

Antonia Kratz (20) was born in Wermelskirchen and graduated from the Städtisches Gymnasium Wermelskirchen in 2014. She currently studies law at the University of Cologne in her 7th semester. Due to her strong interest in international law, she focused on International and European Law as her specialisation. In addition to her general studies, she also completed the CUSL-Program on US-American law which allowed her to gain knowledge of a foreign legal system. Apart from studying law, Antonia works as a student assistant at a law firm in Cologne. Antonia sees the Telders Moot Court as a unique opportunity to work in a team towards a common goal. As a participant, she looks forward to improving her rhetorical skills in English and broadening her knowledge of international law as this is a subject she wants to focus on in her future career.

Frederic Kupsch (22) studies law at the University of Cologne and is in his 6th semester. He was born in Cologne and graduated from Heinrich-Heine-Gymnasium, Cologne in 2014. One year later he received a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. He developed his interest in International Law during his studies at Vilnius University, Lithuania in 2017. In Vilnius, Frederic focused mainly on International Law and in particular on International Humanitarian Law. Moreover, he attended courses dealing with the legal framework of NGOs and Human Rights in Europe. Following journeys to Russia, Belarus and the Baltic States, his preference for Eastern European policy and culture was strengthened. Alongside his studies, he was project manager at Talented e.V., a music competition in schools. Currently, he organises children's summer holiday camps with the Protestant church. Frederic sees his participation in the Telders Moot Court as an opportunity to use his knowledge in International Law in practice. Furthermore, he wants to improve his debating skills in English.

Lisa Schöttmer (21) studies law at the University of Cologne and is in her 5th semester. She was born and raised in Gechingen, a small town at the edge of the Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg, and graduated from the Maria von Linden-Gymnasium in 2015. During a high school year abroad in Santa Rosa, California, she participated in several Model United Nations Competitions with her school, where she developed her strong interest in international relations. The lecture on European and International Law during her law studies then further sparked that interest By participating in the Telders Moot Court, Lisa recognises the great challenge and experience to work in a team and develop her rhetorical skills and aspires to extend her knowledge in Public International Law as she plans to focus on international law as her specialisation.

France Oly is nearing completion of a bachelor in legal linguistics with a focus on the European Union at the University of Cologne and is treating herself to some Moot Court fun before changing over to a law studies program. What led her to this decision was her passion for rhetorics (this is where growing up in a multilingual environment comes in handy) and her zest for (public) international law, an interest that probably stems from her inherent curiosity in how States interact on a global level. It is this global level, that calling multiple European countries "home" and getting to know different (transpacific) cultures through travelling light, which perceptively shifted her perspective. And it is on this global level that she believes actual and legal inequalities and environmental challenges can be solved. As the oldest of four siblings, France early on developed a strong sense of justice and notion of ensuring everyone gets their fair share. It was this fundamental impulse that pushed her to engage in various local action committees, such as her High School's Fairtrade committee or the local Amnesty International group, as well as in politics and most recently, to sign up for studying law. She is pursuing her penchant for foreign legal cultures by taking part in the CUSL program. France recognises the Telders Moot court as a unique opportunity to improve her oral skills and meet like-minded students from all over Europe. Most of all, she's looking forward to working closely and with dedication with her team members on a precise issue in public international law as she's convinced that individual commitment to a group effort is what makes a project work.

Our curent Moot Court Team with their Coach, Laura Hughes-Gerber