2022 Team Registration Information

The IBA ICCMCC welcomes team registrations for the 2022 edition!

Read carefully the details on team registration and member eligibility

Aim of the Competition

The Competition aims to encourage university students to improve their knowledge of international criminal law in practice and in particular of the ICC, its mandate and its jurisprudence, by simulating ICC proceedings through arguing a hypothetical case. The Competition seeks to enhance knowledge about the Rome Statute, especially within countries that have yet to ratify it. In addition, the Competition provides participants with the opportunity to become familiar with The Hague based international institutions.


  • All educational institutions offering a degree, or similar graduate or postgraduate qualification or training, in law or in a field related to international law, or in international relations, are eligible to participate in the Competition.
  • Each institution may enter one team, regardless of the number of colleges, departments, faculties, or schools within that institution, and the team may include students from one or more of its colleges, departments, faculties, or schools
  • Each country and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau may be represented by a maximum of 5 teams, regardless of how many teams from the same country register. In case more than 5 teams register from the same country, the teams will have to participate in a Qualifying Round in order to determine the 5 teams that will participate in the International Round of the Competition.

Team Composition

  • Each team will be comprised of three (3) speakers. Additionally, the team may include two (2) researchers and two (2) coaches: one Leading Coach and one Assistant Coach. The amount of team representatives may never exceed seven (7) at any moment in the Competition.

Team Member Eligibility

  • Only actively enrolled students in Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor Programs are eligible to participate. Exchange students may participate on behalf of their host university.
  • Non-law students may be considered eligible, provided that they have the requisite legal knowledge. It is each team’s responsibility to ensure that its team members have a level of legal knowledge suitable for the Competition.
  • Students admitted to practice, including by having taken and passed the bar exam, are prohibited to participate.
  • These restrictions shall not apply to the leading and assistant coaches.

 Team Registration

  • Teams must create an account and submit their registration form here.
  • Each team needs to submit the names of at least three (3) members in order for the registration to be considered complete.
  • Registration forms may be amended at any time. Submitted registration forms can only be amended with prior approval from the Organization. To receive approval, please send us your reasons at iccmcc@law.leidenuniv.nl
  • Registrations mush be submitted before 14 November 2021 @ 11:59pm CEST.
  • A confirmation of participation will be sent to the teams that advance straight to the International Round on 19 November 2021 @ 6pm CEST. 

Participation Fee

    • The registration fee for participation in the International Rounds, is based on the World Bank List of Economies (FY 2021-2022). The registration fee for the 2022 edition will be published on 1 October.
    • The registration fee covers the participation of seven (7) team members.
    • The Organization will issue an invoice for payment of the registration fee to eligible teams in January 2022. The invoice will be sent via email to the contact person listed on the registration form.
    • Each team must pay their registration fee within thirty (30) days of receiving the invoice.
  • Incomplete payment of the registration fee renders that particular registration application invalid.
  • The registration fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.