Only one team per university can be admitted to participate in the Competition. The team must consist of a minimum of two students and a maximum of four. Each team can be accompanied by one or two coaches—although it is not mandatory to have a coach.
Each university can choose in its total discretion which students to select to be part of the team that is going to represent it, as long as the selected students are all eligible according to the Competition Rules.
Please note eligibility criteria are likely to be revised for the 2021 edition comparing to previous years. When applying, please make sure you have read the 2021 Rules and that you comply with the new requirements.
The Competition is open to students of all disciplines, but only law students may take the role of counsel in the sessions. Accordingly, at least one member of each team must be a law student.
Two universities may apply together to create one joint team to participate in the Competition. Please note that pursuant to the Rules, students who have already participated in the ICC Mediation Competition are prohibited from competing for a second time.
Application and selection process
The application procedure for the 2021 Competition will open in late August, until early October 2021 in one application round.
Further information is going to be published on this page in due course.
Ten places will be reserved for universities that have not yet participated in the Competition. Universities that have not participated in the last two Competitions (202 and 2019) will be considered as not having previously participated.
The Organising Committee selects universities based on the following criteria, in no particular order:
- preference is given to universities who have an alternative dispute resolution curriculum (special focus on mediation is an advantage);
- performance in previous ICC Mediation Competitions (if applicable);
- representation of cultural and regional diversity amongst the selected universities.
In the event that the above selection criteria are insufficient to make a selection between two universities, the Organising Committee makes a choice in its absolute discretion.
By submitting an application to participate in the Competition, you will need to indicate to the Organising Committee that you have read and understood the 2021 Competition Rules, which are going to be published around July 2020. In the meantime, you can refer to the 2020 Competition Rules, but bearing in mind that some important modifications may be implemented for 2021.
The registration fee per team is calculated according to the number of team members. The updated fees for the 2021 edition will be published soon.
Only selected universities will be asked to pay the registration fee.
It is mandatory that the full registration fee payment is made prior to the Competition. Teams that do not proceed with the payment of the registration fee within the given timeframe will not be admitted to the Competition.
Each team is responsible for their own expenses—ICC will not cover costs for travel and hotel accommodation. There are no scholarship nor registration waivers available for this programme.
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