Karl Erik Piirimees

Apply for the team of the University of Tartu in the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition!

Apply for the team of the University of Tartu in the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition!

The International Criminal Court (ICC) deals with crimes that concern the international community as a whole: genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. 

The competition will take place in May in The Hague. All teams will be performing in three roles: prosecutor, defendant and the concerned State. There are up to five members in the team: 3 speakers and 2 researchers. 
The team is supervised by Liina Lumiste, Sandra Võsaste and Andres Parmas.

Members of the team, who participate successfully in the competition, will earn 12 credit points.  Who can apply? Law students on third course of bachelor studies or in master studies can apply. Only actively enrolled students in Bachelor and Master Programmes are eligible to participate.

To apply, we ask the candidates to send us:

  • CV in English
  • cover letter in which you bring out 1) why you wish to participate in the ICC MCC 2) what is the importance of ICL in ensuring international peace and security (max 1 page)

Interview in English will be held with all the candidates. Foremost, the candidates are expected to have in depth interest towards International (criminal) law, very good level of English, will to devote and time to focus on research. 

Save the date! The interviews will be held with the invited candidates on 4 October between 17.30-20.00 in Tallinn. The candidates will be informed about the exact location and time of their interview. If necessary, it will be possible to participate in the interview via videocall. 

Please send your applications to The deadline is 22 September 23.59!


NB!  Join us on student events introducing international criminal law and the ICC moot court competition on 12 September in Tallinn and 14 September in Tartu (TBD, more information soon at )

Additional information:

Liina Lumiste,
ICC MCC homepage

Facebook page of the UT team

Photo: Team representing University of Tartu in 2017, Sven Anton, Liina Hirv, Mare Laanoja, Janar Pilve
Author of photo: Karl Erik Piirimees


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