From International Law in Books to International Law in Action – ELTE Law School’s Jessup and Telders victories in 2019

Gábor Kajtár and Katalin Sulyok: From International Law in Books to International Law in Action – ELTE Law School’s Jessup and Telders victories in 2019. Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law, 561-570, 2019

10 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2020

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Gabor Kajtar

ELTE Law School

Katalin Sulyok

Eötvös Loránd University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

As the ICJ put it in 1966 in the South West Africa cases “Law exists, it is said, to serve a social need”. This short paper aims to give an overview of the many levels on which the above statement of the ICJ holds true. Hungary had an outstanding year in 2019 in terms of international law moot court competitions. ELTE University Faculty of Law, the oldest and 1st ranked law school in Hungary, has won the two biggest international law moot courts in the same year. With these historic wins, Hungary is the 4th European country in the 60-year history of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition that won the International Championship Round held in Washington D.C. Also, ELTE University is the first in the world to win the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition in the same year as winning the Jessup competition. This piece provides a detailed narrative of the above successes of ELTE Law School. To shed light on the wider context of these achievements, it will demonstrate the ways in which international law moot courts are beneficial not only to the mooting students, but also to those having an academic interest in public international law. What is more, the philosophy and overall message of international law moot courts may become ever more important in times when the global world order and international multilateral-ism experiences efforts challenging the international rule of law.

Keywords: International Law, Moot Court, Jessup Competition, Telders Competition, International Litigation, International Court of Justice

Suggested Citation

Kajtar, Gabor and Sulyok, Katalin, From International Law in Books to International Law in Action – ELTE Law School’s Jessup and Telders victories in 2019 (2019). Gábor Kajtár and Katalin Sulyok: From International Law in Books to International Law in Action – ELTE Law School’s Jessup and Telders victories in 2019. Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law, 561-570, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3599025

Gabor Kajtar (Contact Author)

ELTE Law School ( email )

Budapest
Hungary

Katalin Sulyok

Eötvös Loránd University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Budapest
Hungary

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