On the judge’s bench for this competition were ICC Korean Judge Chang-ho Chung and ICC legal officers Romina Morello and Anthony Abato. The teams competed on a fictitious case, presenting oral arguments in the roles of the Office of the Prosecutor, the Defence and State Counsel, which were web-streamed live on the Court’s website.
This year, a total of 59 universities including Peking University, Tsinghua University and Soochow University (Taiwan) participated in the competition. After the primary rounds in the domestic competition, 12 universities including Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Jilin University came to The Hague for the final competition.Through the quarter-final, the semi-final and the final, the CSU team finally won thechampionship of theICC Moot Court Competition, Chinese version.
Members of the winning team are all undergraduates from the School of Law, among them Li Jiahui is a grade 2015 undergraduate who has been sent to Nanjing University for further study. Ou Xu’er, a grade 2016 undergraduate, has just passed the summer camp of Renmin University of China. Zhu Yujie, who won the Best Speaker award, is a grade 2017 undergraduate, and Cheng Yichen, the youngest team member, is a grade 2018 undergraduate.
The ICC Moot Court Competition, Chinese version is organized by the Chinese Initiative on International Criminal Justice. It is held in Chinese, one of the six official languages of the International Criminal Court. With its high standard, professional judges and strict rules, this competition has attracted the participation of a large number of well-known universities including Peking University, Tsinghua University and Fudan University. In recent years, its influence has been expanding, and it has emerged as the largest moot court competition in China.
Source: School of Law