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2018 International Criminal Court Mock Trail Competition in English (ICCMCC) Comes to a Successful Conclusion and CUPL Wins the National Champion

Between 17 and 18 March 2018, the National Round of the ICC Moot Court Competition was successfully held at the Changping Campus of CUPL. 24 teams participated in the National Round, including Peking University, Beijing Normal University, University of International Business and Economics, China Foreign Affairs University, East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, Tianjin University, Wuhan University, Jilin University, Shandong University and China University of Political Science and Law, etc. Judge LIU Daqun from the UN Criminal Court, Professor Sandesh Sivakumaran from Nottingham University, Professor Makoto SETA from Yokohama City University, Judge GUO Yang and ZHOU Wen from ICRC East Asia Office and other 5 Chinese judges and 13 foreign judges jointly served as the judges of the mock trail.

The ICCTC concluded successfully after a fierce two-day competition of regular races and quarter-finals. The top teams of the National Round are teams from University of International Business and Economics, China University of Political Science and Law, Wuhan University and Beijing Normal University and they will participate in the International Round of the ICC Moot Court Competition 2018 in Hague, Netherlands in May this year.  

(Competition Site)

The International Criminal Court is the first intergovernmental organization and international criminal tribunal that preforms an important role of combating international crimes and building a universal international criminal legal system. The Chinese government is a consistent supporter in combating crimes that seriously damaged common interest of the human society while attaching great importance to the works of the International Criminal Court. In order to train specialized talents in international criminal law and to improve student’s performance of court debate using international language, upon the agreement of the International Criminal Court after negotiation with CUPL, selection matches (China Mainland Region) of ICCMCC are held once a year in March at CUPL. This selection match is the sole annual competition in English sponsored by CUPL and the winner will join the international competition aboard. The competition not only provides legal talents from famous universities in China with an arena for competition, but also strengthens the university’s training of international talents, as well as establishes CUPL’s reputation both domestically & aboard and facilitates the construction of “World-class Universities and Disciplines”.

(Group Photo of Competition Participants)