On 26 and 27 May 2014 the Student Association of Riga Graduate School of Law in cooperation with Riga Graduate School of Law organizes the annual Riga Moot Court competition for all law students in Latvia and abroad. This year’s topic is Public International Law and 8 teams will take part in the competition - 6 teams will represent Latvian universities and 2 teams - Belarus.
Opening ceremony will take place at RGSL, room W42 at 11.00. Representatives of RGSL and Student association will speak at the opening. Media representatives, law students and young professionals are welcome to attend!
Judge panel will include professionals and academics in law area. They are: George Ulrich, Rector of RGSL, Mārtiņš Mits, Prorector and Associate Professor at RGSL, Peter Gjortler, RGSL Bachelor programme director, Inese Druviete, docent and lecturer at RGSL, Tjaco van den Hout, visiting professor at RGSL, Arina Melse, PhD student at RGSL, Aravamudhan Ulaganathan Ravindran, PhD student at RGSL, Laura Emse – Jambuševa, assistant to rector and prorector, Māris Lejnieks, lecturer at University of Latvia, Vadims Mantrovs, partner at Rozenfelds & partners, Edmunds Broks, lecturer at University of Latvia, Ilze Dubava, PhD candidate at European University Institute, Ilze Tralmaka, legal officer at Bureau of Ombudsman of Latvia.
Short summary of compromis, which will be discussed during the competition: Rostmia and Asdistan (Fictional Countries) are neighbours with long standing social, economic and cultural ties. Rostmia is also major investor in Asdistani natural resources. In the recent past political changes in Asdistan and increased voice for the Military within the Rostmian government have led to strained ties. On top of this an Ultranational organisation based in Asdistan is alleged to have carried out attacks on Rostmian institutions like the Parliament and Police Academy. Rostmia has returned the favour by imposing an economic blockade. This has led to polarised situation on either side of the border, with both sides mobilising troops. The UN Security Council had intervened in a timely manner to avoid a conflict and this had led both countries to submit a Joint Compromis before the International Court of Justice to resolve their differences.
Monday, 26 May
10:30 Briefing session for judges
10:30 – 11:00 Registration
11:00 - 11:20 Opening Ceremony
11:30 – 12:30 First preliminary round
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Second preliminary round
Tuesday, 27 May
09:15 Briefing session for judges
09:30 – 10:45 Semi finals
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee and snacks
11:00 – 13:00 Final round
13:00 – 13:30 Closing ceremony