The International Criminal Law Moot is a competition for tertiary law students. It was founded in 2018 by the International Commission of Jurists (Victoria). Each year, teams from Victorian universities participate in a two-week competition, culminating in a grand final before a bench of esteemed legal practitioners, academics and members of the judiciary.
The moot problem deals with contentious areas of international criminal and humanitarian law. It requires competitors to research the relevant areas of law in depth and construct, and defend against, novel arguments.
In June of each year, Victorian universities are invited to submit a maximum of two teams of 2-4 students to compete. The moot is subsequently held between September – October.
From 2020, the competition will also include a 2-hour Advocacy Skills Workshop. Held before the moot, competitors will have an opportunity to develop their advocacy skills under the guidance of experienced members of the Victorian Bar.