Notes to the Editor
- The opening ceremony can be viewed here.
- The Judge Morrison QC interview, the final round of the Moot Court and the awards ceremony will be recorded and posted on the ICC website and/or streamed live.
- At the beginning of 2021, the IBA and Grotius Centre of Leiden University signed a new memorandum of understanding, which positioned the IBA as the primary supporting partner of the event and renamed it the IBA ICC Moot Court Competition. During the opening ceremony, the competition’s new logo was showcased in a video created by the IBA.
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