We are delighted to announce that, for the first time, Oxford has made it to the oral rounds of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2021. A maximum of 3 teams are selected from each country.

After preparing 9000-word written memoranda over the past 3 months, 50 teams from around the world are selected to make oral submissions before a simulated International Criminal Court. This year’s problem concerns the topical issues of enslavement as a crime against humanity and command responsibility in a fictitious Public International Law case. Participants address these issues with reference to the Rome Statute of the ICC and case law just as existing international criminal tribunals do as part of their everyday functioning.

Unfortunately, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic means that students will not be able to plead in the usual competition venue of the historic Courtroom 600 in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, where the Nuremberg Trials against the major Nazi war criminals took place from 1945 to 1949. Nonetheless, we congratulate our students for their progression, and we look forward to their performance in the oral rounds scheduled to take place online in the upcoming July.  

Oxford’s NMC team for 2021 comprises Daniil Ukhorskiy (BCL, Jesus College), Madeleine Lusted (BCL, St Cross College), William Wong (BCL, Keble College), Aleksandra Ruzikowska (second-year BA Law, University College), and Angel Chun (first-year BA Law, Wadham College). Their coach is Amy Gregg (DPhil Law, Exeter College).

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Left to right: Daniil Ukhorskiy, Madeleine Lusted, William Wong, Aleksandra Ruzikowska, Angel Chun