Mooting Competitions


Posted on 28 January, 2010

On Thursday January 28th Charmine Cheung (PCLL) and Alexander Wong (PCLL) won the final of the inaugural Hong Kong Human Rights Moot 2010 which took place at the GLC Moot Court.

The moot, sponsored by leading Human Rights firm Vidler & Co was devised by Professor Luke Marsh and Professor Michael Ramsden in order to enable students to grapple with some of Hong Kong’s most pressing legal issues. The focus of this year’s final was the thorny and hotly-debated topic of the ‘right to assisted suicide’.

Mooters took their case to the level of Court of Final Appeal, pitting their arguments for or against the fictitious case of Mrs. Elizabeth Cheng, a Hong Kong resident who suffered from motor neurone disease and wished to rely on her husband to end her life.

The finalists also included David Yim and Will Mak arguing for the Respondents. This year’s winners received a $10,000 cash prize to be used in furtherance of Human Rights work.

The bench comprised of the Hon Justice Saunders of the Court of First Instance of the High Court, Human Rights Lawyer Michael Vidler and Prof. Satnam Choongh.

Special thanks go to all participating teams, audience members and Helen Yu for her invaluable assistance.