Arab Court of Justice

STATUTE and TEMPLATES

Statute of the Arab Court of Justice — Updated 2015

Sample Memorial Template

Sample Counter-Memorial Template

Sample Counter-Memorial

GUIDES – NEW

Guide to the Arab Court of Justice

Guide to the Arab Court of Justice

Memorial Example

ARAB COURT OF JUSTICE


The Arab Court of Justice (ACJ) is a moot court created to provide Model Arab League (MAL) student delegates an exercise in international law. No such court exists within the structure of the real-world League of Arab States. The ACJ is a unique experience for new and experienced MAL participants. Updated rules of procedure for the Court can be found in the Statute of the Arab Court of Justice (above).

For the 2020-21 season, the ACJ will convene at the Appalachia and National University MALs. Every delegate assigned to the Court presents arguments as an Advocate for one of five cases (this includes drafting and submitting a Memorial or Counter-Memorial before the Model), and sits as a Justice on the Bench to hear, deliberate, and help draft Opinions on the other four cases.

Students must apply to participate in the ACJ, and the National Council will assign particular individuals to each case based on their qualifications. Students participate in the ACJ apart from and in place of representing their school’s country on a Council at the Model Arab League. The application for 2020-21 can be found here.

Students can apply for the ACJ as a single individual or as a pair of students. A single individual will be the sole Advocate for his assigned country’s case, and serve as a Justice for each of the other four cases. A pair of students will both serve as Advocates for their assigned country’s case, but only one can serve as a speaking and voting Justice on each of the other four cases (the other individual is welcome to provide support to the Justice but cannot participate in the proceedings for that case — pairs are encouraged to switch the Justice role in different cases). Pairs should apply separately but clearly indicate they wish to work as a team on their application.

2020-2021 Cases

DOWNLOAD 2020-21 ACJ Docket (.pdf)  

The League of Arab States (as represented by the Republic of Tunisia) v. the Arab Republic of Egypt:
Regarding Egyptian Security Forces’ acts of abuse and torture in detention centers

The League of Arab States (as represented by the Islamic Republic of Mauritania) v. the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria:
Regarding the mass expulsion of migrants from Algeria

The League of Arab States (as represented by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan) v. the State of Kuwait:
Regarding the lack of citizenship, discrimination against, and repression of the Bidoon people in Kuwait

The Sultanate of Oman v. the United Arab Emirates:
Regarding the uncovered spy network operated by the UAE

The Republic of Turkey (represented by the State of Qatar) v. the United Arab Emirates:
Regarding the accusations of the UAE involvement in the attempted 2016 military coup in Turkey

RESEARCH LINKS

GlobaLex

World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII)

The American Society of International Law Electronic Resource Guide

Electronic Information System for International Law

Boston University Treaty Research Guide

Global Legal Information Network

United Nations Treaty Collection

2017-2018 Docket

2016-17 Docket

DOWNLOAD 2016-17 ACJ Docket (.pdf)

2015-16 Docket

DOWNLOAD 2015-16 ACJ Docket (.pdf)

2014-15 Docket

DOWNLOAD 2014-15 ACJ Docket with Commentary (.pdf)

2013-14 Docket

DOWNLOAD 2014 ACJ DOCKET (.pdf)

2012-13 Dockets

DOWNLOAD 2013 ACJ BACKGROUND GUIDE (.pdf)