ABF Supports the Bulgarian Team in the 2011 Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition for a Second Consecutive Year

Building upon the success of an earlier grant made in 2010, ABF is again helping the team of bright and dedicated young Bulgarian lawyers to prepare and participate in the 2011 Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, which will be held at the end of March 2011 in Washington, DC.

On February 18-20, the first Bulgarian Jessup Seminar and national competition will be held to select the Bulgarian participants in the international competition. They will be be selected from among four teams from Sofia University, the American University in Bulgaria, the University of National and World Economy and the South-West University in Blagoevgrad.


The first Bulgarian Jessup Seminar will be held on the 17th of February (Thursday), 16:00 h. in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 292 Auditorium.

16:00 – 16:50 The Role of Personal and Institutional Ethics in Combating Corruption
Speaker: Judge Stuart T. Waldrip, Superior Court Orange County, California

17:00 – 17:50 International Vs. Hybrid Criminal Tribunals: Problems and Perspectives
Speaker: Anees Ahmed – UN Senior Assistant Prosecutor in the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Cambodia; Senior Legal Officer in the UN International Tribunal for Rwanda

18:00 – 18:50 Is Military Necessity Always Opposed to Humanity?
Speaker: Nobuo Hayashi – Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo; Visiting Professor, International University of Japan

19:00 – 19:50 International Investment Law – The Bulgarian Interests
Speaker: Oleg Temnikov – International Moot Court Competitions Association, Master of Law, Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne

Free entrance and refreshments
The Seminar will be held in English
For more details please write to: [email protected]

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