In a field of seventy teams from around the world, students representing CUHK Law finished in second place at the 2019 International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Competition, held in The Hague, the Netherlands, from 2-7 June 2019. The CUHK Law team advanced to the final round, where three teams argued before an ICC judge in the Court’s largest court room. In announcing the tournament’s winners, Presiding Judge Geoffrey A. Henderson indicated that the final round featured the highest quality advocacy he had seen in his years of judging the competition’s end stage. He also indicated that the margin between first and second place was razor-thin (CUHK Law tied with The Honorable Society of King’s Inns, Ireland, for second place – the first time in the competition’s history that two teams tied for second place – and Leiden Law took first). In addition to placing second, CUHK Law earned four major awards, including Best Prosecution Team (based on both written and oral advocacy), Best Prosecution Counsel, Best Oralist of the Preliminary Rounds (for Yeung King Lun Joshua) and 2nd Best Defense Memorial. After the tournament’s six preliminary rounds, heading into the quarters, CUHK Law was ranked number one of the seventy teams competing.
The team consisted of YEUNG King Lun Joshua (LLB), YEUNG Wai Kin Kevin (LLB), Luke YAN (LLB), CHAU Chun Chung Billy (LLB), and Myrmidon KANGARA (LLB). The team’s coach was Professor Gregory GORDON and the assistant coaches were Hoi Yi LEE (PCLL) and Miracle UCHE (PhD).