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The Ukrainean team won the final rounds of the Telders Moot Court Competition 2016.
On the 21st of May the Ukrainean team pleaded as respondent in the final rounds against the Bulgarian team – applicant. Both teams had a very well prepared pleading in front of the 3 judges from the International Court of Justice: Judge Crawford, Judge Gaja and presiding Judge Donoghue
The Ukrainean team from the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” was composed of Olha Kotlyarska, Oleh Dykyi, Oleksandr Plachynta and Maksym Dvorovyi. The coach of the team was Taras Varava, a former participant at the Jessup Moot Court Competition. Mr Varava has been coaching Telders Moot Court for 2 years and he is working as an associate at Bakker & McKenzie in Kiev.
Ukraine was not the only team from Eastern Europe that went on the podium this year.
The Bulgarian team from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” qualified in the final rounds and pleaded as the Applicant against the Respondent team from Ukraine.
It was to our surprise to notice that the 2 coaches from the Bulgarian team are alumni from our university: Ms Meglena Antonova and Ms Snejina Kyncheva graduated in 2012 from the International & European Law Bachelor from The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
Furthermore, the Romanian team from West University of Timișoara won the 1st prize for the Best Memorial on Behalf of the Applicant. This year there were actually 2 teams which won the 1st prize for the Best Memorial for the Applicant. The second team which ranked the same score as the Romanian team was…… Ukraine.
While the delegates from the Ukrainean team were full of joy after winning two prizes, the judges announced that the The Max Huber Award for Best Overall Score went to….. Ukraine.
In order to continue with their 3 victories in a row, the 4th prize came again for Ukraine: the Best Memorial on Behalf of the Respondent.
Staying within the Eastern-European corner, the team from Russia from Kutafin Moscow State Law University won The Telders Award for Outstanding Team Effort.
Coming back home (and below the water level), the team from Leiden University had a good performance as well, by winning 3 prizes, all regarding oral argumentation: The Award for the Best Oral Argumentation for the Applicant, The Award for the Best Oral Argumentation for the Respondent and The Best Oralist Award.
This year the case “The Interception in the Vinous Sea Dispute” focused on the following topics:
The case was written by Mr. Francesco Messineo, who works as a Legal Officer in the Codification Division at the United Nations.
The competition was very well organized by the Telders Organizing Committee and offered the participants each evening an activity where they could socialize such as dinners in The Hague and culminating with a beach-party & BBQ at Scheveningen.
Written by Armand Ionescu