Leiden University won three prizes at the ICC Moot Court Competition
Leiden University won three prizes at the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition – English edition. The final round was held on 27 June 2022 in Courtroom I of the ICC in The Hague (the Netherlands). Due to current COVID-19 related restrictions, it was a hybrid hearing with judges present in the courtroom and students participating remotely by video-link. The Honorable Society of King's Inns (Ireland) won the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition – English edition.
While Leiden University failed to proceed into the final round this year, it won second place for Best Defence Team and third place for Best Prosecutor Team. Todor Rogoshev was also awarded the First Runner-up Best Defense Counsel. Members of the Leiden team are Tobie Raphaël Godue, Todor Rogoshev, Romane Guillo, Julie Lemoine-Fischer, and Ziyun Huang. The team was coached by Sze Hong Lam and Arvind Pillai.
This version of the ICC Moot Court Competition is organised by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies – Leiden University and the International Bar Association. Top students of 76 universities from 42 countries from all continents participated in the preliminary stage of this year's ICC Moot Court Competition.
For more information, please refer to the official website of the IBA ICC Moot Court Competition.
In the context of its Academic Programme, the ICC supports the organisation of ICC Moot Court Competitions in Chinese, English, Russian, Spanish and French, with a view to also support Arabic version in the future. These initiatives play a critical role in galvanising interest in the Court's work with academic communities as well as in enhancing promotion and respect for international criminal law.