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Hong Kong: local university wins IHL regional moot court competition

30-03-2012 Feature

A team from the University of Hong Kong was the winner of this year’s tenth anniversary regional moot court competition on IHL, which saw students from 20 Asia-Pacific universities striving to take one of the region’s most prestigious student awards.

Hong Kong took the prize from last year’s winners, Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Students from the University of Melbourne, Australia, were the runners-up. Teams from Iran and Vietnam participated for the first time and the event had a strong live presence on social media.

Over three days (8-10 March 2012), competitors took part in simulated trials that dealt with cases anchored in the reality of conflict and violence.

The event was organised by the Hong Kong Red Cross and the ICRC, together with three major local universities. The judging panel included some 70 distinguished judges and lawyers from Hong Kong and elsewhere.

More on this:

Press release by Hong Kong Red Cross
Press release by ICRC Beijing
Photo gallery
Interview with Joshua Chan, one of the competition winners
Interview with Hon. Mr. Justice Patrick Chan
, one of the judges


Photos

High Court, Hong Kong. The winners of the 10th Red Cross IHL moot court competition: the University of Hong Kong. 

High Court, Hong Kong. The winners of the 10th Red Cross IHL moot court competition: the University of Hong Kong.
© ICRC / K. Suchaovanich

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Sayna Motamedi from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran argue for the prosecution during their first general round match. 

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Sayna Motamedi from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran argue for the prosecution during their first general round match.
© ICRC / Y. Sun