On the 10th of December 2020, the Lao National round of the ICRC International Humanitarian Law Moot Court competition took place at the Faculty of Law and Political Science (FLP) with the assistance of the University of Luxembourg.
This year, the competition went on in a hybrid format. The judges were assessing the mooters through Zoom while the mooting teams were gathered and pleaded face-to-face at the FLP.
The fictitious case that the teams were pleading was set before the International Criminal Court. Four teams of two mooters competed against each other representing in turn the Defence and the Prosecution. Judges for this year’s national round of the competition included Mr. Sippakorn Chongchuwanich (ICRC Legal Advisor), Ms. Sophia Cason from The Asia Foundation (Chief of Party, Laos Legal Aid Support Program) and Violette Juncker (Junior Technical Advisor for LuxDev LAO/031).
Prior to the competition, the teams had received a week-long online training in November supported by the University of Luxembourg with Dr. Perrine Simon and Dr. Lawrence Siry.
Congratulations to all teams, especially the winning team Mr. Pathanaphone Nammalath and Mr. Silaphet Saenbouttaraj. The team will participate in the International Round of the competition on behalf of Laos in 2022!