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A team from the University of Buenos Aires became champion of the competition Philip C. Jessup, the “World” of International Law.
When Argentine talent shines in the world, it is a pride for everyone. And, if that talent is born from the bowels of the public university, better still. A team of students from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) won the Philip C. Jessup , the world's leading law competition . They participated against students from Harvard, Oxford and Columbia, among another 700 high schools from more than 100 countries. No more, no less.
Catalina Aguirre Jones, Pedro Grijalba Marsans, Josephine of the Rosary Lago, Fernando Riva de Quesada and Julián Gabriel Rivainera were the five young that, under the tutelage of professors Carolina Carla Catanzano and María Laura Pessarini, moved to the Faculty (literally) to prepare for this “ World” of Law.
In January, most of his companions were resting. They, instead, took to the Faculty of Law mattresses and everything you need to make the most of the time and get ready for the competition. The effort was worth it: the team achieved the best historical result of the UBA. Unfortunately, because of the coronaviruspandemic, students were unable to travel to Washington to carry out the oral defense of their work.
The Philip C. Jessup Competition, considered the “World” of International Law, consists in the preparation of the oral and written defense of two “States ” that they face in a hypothetical case before the International Court of Justice. In this edition, the topics included were succession of States, legality of autonomous weapons, admissibility of parallel proceedings, jurisdiction of commercial disputes and immunity of public officials before the International Criminal Court.
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Publication Date: 08/05/2020
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