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IX edition of the VCGM moot court competition on the International Criminal Court

The Latin American Council of Scholars of International and Comparative Law, Mexico (COLADIC MX) and the University of Utrecht, in cooperation with the National Institute for Criminal Sciences of Mexico (INACIPE) will host the Ninth edition of the International Competition: "Víctor Carlos García Moreno, International Criminal Court Proceedings (VCGM)”, to be held in Mexico City from the 16th to 20th of August of 2010 (the registration deadline is 30 June 2010). This inter-university competition, that is conducted in the Spanish language and whose first edition dates back to 2002, is the first global competition that has focused on the proceedings of the judicial institution that currently plays a vital role within the international community, the International Criminal Court. The competition is accompanied by a parallel Academic Programme, for the participating teams, on the relationship between the International Criminal Court, the Inter-American System of Human Rights and National Jurisdictions,

The Ninth Edition of the Competition is institutionally supported by the International Criminal Court and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights The following academic institutions are associate partners of the competition: 

The Law Faculties of the Universities of: Alcalá de Henares (Spain), Alicante (Spain), Americana de Asunción (Paraguay), Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain), Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Los Andes (Colombia), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bolonia (Italy), Carlos III (Spain), Castilla la Mancha, Sede Toledo (Spain), Católica de Lima (Peru), Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela), Católica del Norte, Sede Coquimbo (Chile), Católica del Norte, Sede Antofagasta (Chile), Católica de Pernambuco (Brazil), Cauca (Colombia), CIDE (Mexico), Comahué de la Patagonia (Argentina), Complutense (Spain), Concepción (Chile), EAFIT de Medellín (Colombia), El Salvador (El Salvador), Estadual de Río de Janeiro (Brazil), Externado (Colombia), Federal de Río de Janeiro (Brazil),Genova (Italy), Iberoamericana de Mexico DF (Mexico),ITAM (Mexico),Jaume I (Spain),La Rioja (Spain),La Sabana (Colombia),Libre de Derecho (Mexico),Málaga (Spain), Modena (Italy),Montevideo (Uruguay),Nacional de Bogotá (Colombia),Palermo (Italy), Palermo de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Peking University Law School (China), Piemonte Orientale, “Amedeo Avogadro” (Italy), Pompeu Fabra (Spain), Pontificia Universidad Bolivariana de Medellín (Colombia), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Sao Paolo (Brazil), Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá (Colombia), Roma III (Italy), Rosario (Colombia), Rovira i Virgili (Spain), Salamanca (Spain), San Carlos/Centro Universitario de Oriente (Guatemala), University of San Francisco, USF (United States), San Martin de Porres (Peru), Santo Tomas (Colombia), Sao Paolo (Brazil),Sergio Arboleda (Colombia), Sevilla (Spain), Stetson (United States), Sydney (Australia), Thesalonica (Greece), Trento (Italy), UNAM (Mexico), Universidad de la Paz (Costa Rica), Valparaíso (Chile), and Washington University in St. Louis (United States).

The Law Clinics on International Law and/or Human Rights of the Universities of Cornell (United States), George Washington (United States). Québec (Canada), Texas (United States) and Utrecht (Netherlands).

The Research Institutes:Center for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice of Durham University (Reino Unido), Center for Criminal Law Research of Talca University (Chile),Center for Global Law and Policy of Santa Clara Law School (United States),Criminal Scientific Research Center of Northwest University of Politics and Law (China), Department of Foreign and International Law of Gottingen Law School (Germany),Ecuatorian Center for Criminal Law and Criminological Research (Ecuador),Human Rights Institute, Human Rights Clinic and Transitional Justice Network of Essex University (England),Human Rights Institute of University of Gante (Belgium),Human Rights Institute of Diego Portales University (Chile), Inter-American Institute for Human Rights (Costa Rica), International State Crime Research Consortium from Old Dominium University (United States), Irish Center for Human Rights (Ireland), Kyoto University International Law Students Society (Japan), Latin-American Program of Seattle University School of Law (United States), National Institute for Criminal Sciences (Mexico), Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (Netherlands),University Center of Brazilia (Brazil) and the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology (Netherlands)

As well as the International Association of Penal Law, the International Center for Transitional Justice (United States), the Latin-American Group of Experts of International Criminal Law of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (¨Germany), the Legis Publishing Company (Colombia) and Pax Christi (Netherlands).

The main official documents of the competition are the following:

1. Call for Registration and Registration Procedure (pdf) / Anuncio Público de Convocatoria y Procedimiento de Registro (pdf)
2. Academic Programme (pdf) / Programa Academico (pdf)
3. Case / Caso (pdf)

More information about the competition and its academic programme can be found at:
COLADIC MX (www.coladicmx.org) or at
Utrecht University(www.uu.nl/iccmootcourt)

 

The Eduardo Jiménez de Aréchega Competition

La Competencia Internacional Eduardo Jiménez de Aréchega es realizada por la ACODI desde hace más de 10 años. Ha contado con la participación de diversas universidades de América y con más de 300 estudiantes a lo largo de los años.

CEJA tiene como base el procedimiento ante la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos y se desarrolla con equipos de cinco estudiantes de derecho que representan a sus universidades que con base en un caso hipotético deben realizar dos memoriales de alegatos, uno con la postura del Estado y otro con la postura de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos y Representantes de las Víctimas, posteriormente deben presentarse en Costa Rica ante jueces calificados a fin de realizar alegatos orales contra equipos de otras universidades.

Dicho evento tiene la particularidad de realizar la ronda final en la Sala de Audiencias de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en Costa Rica, asimismo cuenta con la colaboración otras instituciones de prestigio internacional.

Para el presente año también contamos con la colaboración de la Universidad de Texas en Austin a través del Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center For Human Rights and Justice, de la Clínica de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad y en particular del señor Ariel Dulitzky, quién será el autor del caso del presente año.

Para la presente edición (2010) la administración internacional se encuentra a cargo de Guillermo Rodríguez Zúñiga, Presidente de la Asociación.

Para inscripciones e información comuníquese con Guillermo Rodríguez

grodriguez@acodicr.org
ceja@acodicr.org

(506) 8823 2953

http://www.acodicr.org/CEJA%2010.html