Nuremberg Moot Court 2017

The team from the Strathmore University from Kenya beats the team from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy from Ukraine in an exciting final at the historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice.

The members of the Kenyan team joyously celebrated as the high-ranking jury of judges, chaired by the ICC Judge Prof. Dr. Bertram Schmitt, declared them the winners of the "Nuremberg Moot Court 2017". The moot court took place from 26 to 29 July and was organized by the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU). 

The student team of the Strathmore University from Kenya, consisting of Cindy Yvette Wakio, Olivia Wambui Njoroge, Lisa Achieng Owino and Catherine Penda, competed against 35 other international teams. In the hypothetical case concerning the fight against drug cartels by security forces in the fictitious state of Naboo, the team was able to successfully convince the panel during the oral pleadings in the Courtroom 600; the historical site of the Nuremberg Trials against the main war criminals of the Nazi regime.

1st Place - Strathmore University - Kenya

2nd Place - National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy - Ukraine

Cindy Yvette Wakio (Strathmore University) and Anastasiia Yermolenko (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy) were awarded best overall speakers of this moot court.

Best Prosecution of Written Memoranda – Philipps-University of Marburg – Germany

Best Defense of Written Memoranda – Geneva Academy -  Switzerland

Best Prosecution 

Best Defense 



Participating Universities

  • American University of Afghanistan, Afghanistan
  • Yerevan State University, Armenia
  • Western Sydney University, Australia
  • Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil
  • University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • University of Dschang, Cameroon
  • University of Ottawa, Canada
  • York University, Canada
  • Peking University, China
  • Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • Philipps-University Marburg,Germany
  • Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Germany
  • Sastra University, India
  • University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Strathmore University, Kenya
  • American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyz Republic
  • University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  • Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Indus College of Law, Pakistan
  • University of Karachi, Pakistan
  • Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • University of Silesia, Poland
  • University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Kazan Federal University, Russia
  • University of Rwanda, Rwanda
  • University of Nis, Serbia
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Geneva Academy, Switzerland
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
  • Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
  • University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Creighton University School of Law, USA
  • University of Maine School of Law, USA