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Leiden University wins ICC Moot Court Competition 2017

The ICC Moot Court Competition, organised by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, in partnership with the International Bar Association and sponsored by the Planethood Foundation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and The Hague Municipality, welcomed top students of 64 universities from almost 50 countries and six continents. All participated in the preliminary rounds at the Wijnhaven building, Campus The Hague. The Final Round took place on May 19, in Courtroom I of the International Criminal Court.

Members of the winning team are Lena Ellen Becker, Stephen Greatley-Hirsch, Mariana Leite, Hugh McGowan, Lilla Ozoráková, Sara Pedroso and their coach Jens Iverson.

Singapore Management University (Singapore) and Queensland University of Technology (Australia) won, respectively, second and third places. The award for the Best Speaker went to Samantha Ann Tirthdas from the University of the Philippines, who was competing in the previous rounds leading to the final.

On the judge's bench for this competition were ICC Judge Geoffrey Henderson, presiding, Hirad Abtahi, Head of Unit and Legal Adviser in the ICC Presidency, and William St-Michel, Associate Legal Adviser in the ICC Presidency.

Photo credits: ©ICC-CPI

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