The student team of the National University of Singapore from Singapore was declared the winner of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2019, held in historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice in Germany from 25 to 28 July. Birzeit University, Palestine, won the second place.
The fifth edition of the Nuremberg Moot Court, organized by the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the International Criminal Law Research Unit (ICLU) of Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), welcomed 50 international law student teams in Nuremberg, Germany.
The students refined their advocacy skills by competing on a fictitious case in international criminal law, presenting their arguments in the roles of Prosecution and Defense. This year’s competition case challenged the participants on the subject of enforced disappearances.
This year’s Nuremberg Moot Court counted around 250 law students of 50 universities from 36 countries representing all continents.
The international jury was made up of high-profile judges, including judges, prosecutors, and academics. Judge Ivana Hrdlicková, President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, presided in the finals.
In the finals, the winning team of National University of Singapore, consisting of Fong Han Tan, Felicia Ng, Sarah Lu, Yin-Ing Low, and Qianwei Huang, won against the team of the Birzeit University from Palestine.
|National University of Singapore – Singapore|
|Birzeit University – Palestine|
|Best Overall Speakers:||Grant Klemm (La Trobe University – Australia) and|
Qianwei Huang (National University of Singapore – Singapore)
|Second Best Overall Speakers:||Eman Rabee (Birzeit University – Palestine) and|
Haneen Shadeed (Birzeit University – Palestine)
|Best Written Memoranda Prosecution:||Birzeit University – Palestine, and|
|Creighton University School of Law – United States|
|Best Written Memorandum Defense:||Monash University – Australia|