May 14th marked the opening of the third annual Jessup Summer School at WIUT. Jessup Summer School is a two-month course aimed to provide students with the basic knowledge of Public International Law, Jessup rules and procedure. As usual, Jessup Summer School is open to students of all three law-universities of Tashkent – Westminster International University in Tashkent, University of World Economy and Diplomacy, and Tashkent State University of Law.
The Jessup Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. The Jessup Competition is named after Philip C. Jessup, the United States representative to the International Court of Justice, who was elected by the United Nations to serve a nine-year term in 1961. Judge Jessup had a long and distinguished academic, judicial, and diplomatic career. He practiced law and taught at several American universities until 1961. Jessup was an assistant to Elihu Root during the 1929 Conference of Jurists on the Permanent Court of International Justice. He attended both the Bretton Woods and San Francisco Conferences, and played a key role in the formation of the International Law Commission.