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Latin America

northamericaThe Latin American Test Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition (the Latin American Regional Competition Test Round) was held for the first time in 2019.

The competition is held entirely in English.

Registration

This Competition presents a unique opportunity for teams of 2 to 3 students to engage in matters of public international law of contemporary relevance to outer space, to develop their legal advocacy skills with other top universities from throughout the region and to interact in a unique forum for intellectual and cultural exchange. The Competition is open for law students and students enrolled in schools other than law where space law or public international law forms a part of the teaching program. Each school may send one team.

 

2020 Manfred Lachs Latin America Registration Form

The Problem for 2020

The name of this year’s moot court problem is Case Concerning Jurisdiction and Control in Outer Space, Space Situational Awareness, and Orbital Debris (Confederation of Valenkova v The Republic of Saridia). The parties have agreed to submit their dispute to the International Court of Justice for resolution. See for more information including the official rules of the competition this year’s MC page.

Calendar

15 December 2019: Deadline for Submission of Requests for Clarification

31 January 2020: Deadline for Author to Respond to Requests for Clarification

31 January 2020: Deadline for Registration

29 March 2020: Deadline for Submission of Written Memorials

21-22 May 2020: Latin American Oral Rounds – Universidad Católica de Colombia, Lima, Perú)

Download the schedule for the Latin American Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition here

 

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Contact

For any inquiries please contact lachsmoot-latinamerica@iislweb.org.