On behalf of the Model Courts of Justice Team of 2021, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the first and most prestigious international moot court event in Turkey. Hosted each year by the students of Ankara Law, Model Courts of Justice has come a long way since its inaugural meeting in 2012, hosting a single moot court rendition of the International Court of Justice, from which it derives its name. With a total of over 40 moots of various international judicial institutions hosted since, Model Courts of Justice has made a significant impact among aspiring lawyers from leading law schools both in Turkey and around the world.
The year 2021 marks a milestone in the history of Ankara Law, as it is the 10th year of its premier moot court event. Through ten successive teams, many members of which are now practicing lawyers, diplomats, and scholars, Model Courts of Justice has accrued the reputation and good will that has brought it so far. It is my utmost pleasure to head this year’s team of 30 very capable individuals from various backgrounds who have come together to fulfill the high set of standards set by a decade of greatness.
To commemorate 10 years of Model Courts of Justice, we have tailored this year’s event to best highlight the achievements of international law in advancing global society. Building upon the cumulative experience of our predecessors, each international judicial institution to be simulated has been meticulously prepared to cultivate the next generation of international law practitioners. I truly hope that you, dear reader, enjoy Model Courts of Justice as much as we enjoyed preparing it for you.
Secretary-General of Model Courts of Justice