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Day of Crisis Competition 2017: Security Council Session
Sat 22 April 2017, 10:00 – 14:00 BST
You have 24 hours. Can you solve an international crisis?
Over the course of 24 hours, student teams will face a series of major international crises. Competing teams must represent governments, international organisations, businesses or non-governmental organisations, in dealing with a variety of legal issues quickly, accurately and diplomatically. The crisis evolves as the 24 hours unfold, with new information and questions arising. Teams may be requested to: provide a legal opinion, advise a client (State, company, person); draft documents (press release, note verbale, Security Council Resolution etc.); negotiate on behalf of a client or elaborate diplomatic or judicial strategies. This 24-hour non-stop international law and diplomacy competition challenges students’ knowledge of public international law, and their skills in teamwork, drafting, negotiation and working under pressure.
The Day of Crisis competition was started by Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin at Université Paris Nanterre X in 2012. International law firm Simmons & Simmons have been active sponsors since its inception. This year, for the first time the competition will be held in London, hosted at The Dickson Poon School of Law by Dr Philippa Webb (King’s College London) and Dr Kirsten Roberts Lyer (Central European University), with teams from around the world. Simmons & Simmons London Office sponsor the event and support the prizes.