UCU Law students head to South Africa for moot

By Sam Wakhakha, :: 12-04-2012

Uganda Christian University will be sending three law students JudithKiconco, Joseph Sevume and Joanita Nagaba for the Jean-Pictet Moot CourtCompetition. The competition is being held in Drakensburg, South Africa from14-21 April 2012. RwandAir is sponsoring the three with fully paid up tickets. The lawstudents will not only be representing Uganda Christian University, but alsoUganda as they are the only representatives.     The Jean-Pictet Competition is a week-long training event on internationalhumanitarian law (IHL) intended for students in law, political science,military academies, etc. It is sponsored by the ICRC (InternationalCommittee of the Red Cross.). The competition consists in "taking law out ofthe books", by simulations and role plays, allowing the jury of theCompetition to evaluate teams' theoretical knowledge and practicalunderstanding of IHL. To register, teams must consist of three students,from the same institution, none of whom has taken part in the Competitionbefore and all of whom should generally be under than 30 years old.    By attending the Moot students will be exposed to potential employers andacademic institutions that are involved in International Humanitarian Lawand International Human Rights Law.  They will see a new part of the world.Because they are competing with top law students from all over the world,they will learn from an intense, challenging, team-based experience.    For over three years now, UCU has been sending students to participate ininternational moot court competitions. The University has won the ICRC'sUgandan moot each of the last two years.       The South Africa moot competition comes on the heels of another, the JessupMoot Competition that has just ended in Washington DC, USA in March 2012.Three UCU students represented the University and Uganda at the global mootcompetition. 


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