Press Release: 7 June 2024

Singapore Management University wins ICC Moot Court Competition, English version

Pictured here: ICC judge Althea Violet Alexis-Windsor and the winning team ©ICC-CPI
Pictured here: ICC judge Althea Violet Alexis-Windsor and the winning team ©ICC-CPI

Today, 7 June 2024, the Singapore Management University won the final round of the 11th Edition of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition, English version, held in ICC Courtroom II in The Hague (Netherlands). The Strathmore University, Law School (Kenya) and the University of the Philippines, College of Law won, respectively, second and third places. The award for the Best Speaker went to Albert Macharia of Strathmore University (Kenya).

On the judges’ bench for this competition were ICC judge Althea Violet Alexis-Windsor, presiding, and ICC Legal Officers in Chambers Rogier Bartels and Farhaan Ahmed.

Members of the winning team are John Hoy, Lovein Sui Leying, Tai Yin Kwok, Shu Yi Ling and Sydney Antoinette Siaw Xueying. The teams competed on a fictitious case, presenting oral arguments in the roles of the Office of the Prosecutor, the Defence and the Legal Representatives of Victims, which were web-streamed live on the Court's website and Facebook page.

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. 93 teams of universities from 47 countries participated in the preliminary stage of this year's ICC Moot Court Competition. 

In the context of its Academic Programme, the ICC supports the organisation of ICC Moot Court Competitions in Chinese, English, French and Spanish, with a view to also support an 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.


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