Jessup 2009 : All In?

October 20, 2008

Chaitanya Safaya’s comment has bought my budding dilemma to a sharp focus.

For the last month, the most popular post on my blog has been my post about the new 2009 Jessup problem. It’s getting a lot of views, and I suspect I know what people want.

They’re looking for insight into the law and facts of the problem.

That’s my dilemma.

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Jessup 2009 : The Difference Between the States Concerning Operation Provide Shelter

October 2, 2008

featuredPhotoJessup The compromis for the Phillip C. Jessup Moot 2009 was released on the 30th of September, kicking of  another Jessup season.

Today I found the time to read the compromis and form a first impression, as well as to map out the issues that seem to lie embedded in the declarations, so that the mish mash of facts can be honed towards a target.

The compromis sets out the dispute between the neighbouring states of Alicanto and Ravisia, and concerns a military operation undertaken by Ravisian forces, first under a UN peacekeeping mandate and then unilaterally, to enforce the peace in the Northeast province of Alicanto, which, under the threat of ethnic strife and religious factionalism, threatened to break down into genocide.

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