Lawyers of RUDN receive the “Honorable mention team” award at The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Traditionally, the competition is preparation of a written memorandum on the situation presented by the organizers and its oral defense.
“We prepared a memorandum for several months, studying the issue in all detail. The topic concerned international environmental law, the rights of indigenous peoples and the law of the international responsibility of states for internationally wrongful acts. The jury appreciated our work. This year the team managed to do better than before” said Aydin Aydyngali.
The competition has been organized since 1959 as a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. Today, the Jessup Competition is the largest and most famous student judicial competition in the world. About 2,000 students from more than 600 law schools in 90 countries and jurisdictions of the world participate in it annually. The competition is held in English and consists of two stages.
Rector of RUDN University Oleg Yastrebov presented awards from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, gratitude from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia and the Global Universities Association to the university staff.
Yury Chikhanchin, Director of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service of Russia (Rosfinmonitoring), presented Oleg Yastrebov, RUDN Rector, with a Certificate of Merit from the President of the Russian Federation.
April 13, 2022, at a meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in New York, Professor Aslan Abashidze, Head of the Department of International Law of RUDN Institute of Law was elected member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for the fourth time for four year (2023-2026).