WINNER OF THE STUDENTS FOR STUDENTS AWARD
Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
The teams of the Tbilisi State University have previously participated in this competition. All the members of our team have previously had an experience in mooting before in different competitions. We knew about the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition and planned to participate in this competition in summer 2009. We had to go through many problems before coming to the Hague but we were so happy to finally make it. As we expected the competition turned out to be a great experience. The Telders Organizing Office itself did its best to plan everything as well as possible and they really made it an unforgettable experience. As participants of other international competitions, we were very happy that we got the chance to meet with other teams, to socialize and get to know them. The TOO-s planning to spend every evening together with other teams was a great chance for us to exchange ideas, cultures, experiences and of course to exchange our contacts for future relationships. We enjoyed spending time with other students who are going to be our future colleagues and this was probably the reason that we received this award, which was a great honor for us indeed. At first when they announced our country we did not believe, since we did not expect this much honor and favor from the teams. When we realized that it was actually us, we were very happy with the award. We would like to thank all the teams that nominated us for this award and of course thanks to the TOO and Leiden University for this unforgettable experience.
WINNER OF THE BEST JUDGE AWARD
Prof Dra: María del Ángel Iglesias
April 1994: as I was taking doctoral courses at the Universidad de Valencia on international law: (one of them is related with international procedural law) I visited Telders for my very first time as an assistant-observer. The life of professor Benjamin Marius Telders really touched me and the atmosphere moved me in a very profound way. I promised to myself that someday I would come back again: I realized then that it was going to be a unique experience for me. Eleven years later, my dream finally came into reality. And it happened…
April 2010: Neither volcanoes nor pirates: 33rd edition of the competition has been a great success in spite of said difficulties.
Among warangians, pirates and margaridians, the competition has taken place. The case has been very complex, with so many different issues raised: law of the Sea, humanitarian law, diplomatic law… a compendium of international law all in just one perfect case (thanks to the author of the case).
Studying the Memorials of the sessions helps you to refresh many different aspects of this branch of law that is so wide. It is worth the pain. I will always keep in my mind…