CUHK Law Team Wins ICC Moot Court Competition, Chinese version

Posted on 23 June, 2016

CUHK Law is proud to announce that a team of its students won the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition, Chinese version. CUHK emerged victorious over the two legs of the international competition, held in Beijing and The Hague. This year’s competition included 27 teams from leading Chinese law schools including Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, amongst others.

In Beijing, the team was ranked amongst the top three teams and claimed the prize for Best Prosecution Oralist (awarded to You Zhongyuan (LLB)). The team then advanced to the Final, which was held in Courtroom I of the International Criminal Court in The Hague on 10 June 2016, before a distinguished panel of judges: ICC Judge Christine Baroness Van den Wyngaert (presiding), ICTY Judge Liu Daqun and ICC Legal Officer Ms Eleni Chaitidou. There the team emerged as Champions.

The team consisted of Fang Meng (PhD), You Zhongyuan (LLB), Qiu Yi (LLB), Jin Ziyan (LLB), Lin Siyi (MPhil) and Yuen Ching (LLM), who all showed dedication, spirit and talent in tackling the many complex issues of international criminal law in the moot problem.

The ICC Moot (Chinese) began in 2014 as the sister competition to the English competition which had begun in 2007. CUHK has good form in both versions, having reached the semi-finals twice in the English version and winning the Prize for Best Prosecution Team and Prize for Best Oralist in 2015. CUHK also reached the Grand Final of the Chinese version in 2014, demonstrating the school’s continued success in international mooting.