International Round of IHL Moot Court, 11-12 March 2021

Congratulations again to the Lao team participating in the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court, which was exceptionally organized through a virtual format for the first time this year, on 11-12 March  2021. The University of Luxembourg is actively supporting NUoL’s participation in this international competition! Dr. Perrine Simon, the Liaison Officer of, hosted the team during the competition at the Project’s office at the Faculty of Law and Political Science.

The Lao team has been trained intensively after winning the National Round in December 2020 until the last day of the competition by Perrine, both face-to-face and virtually. They worked extremely hard and put a lot of effort into this moot court competition on International Criminal Law entirely in English to compete against universities from the Asia-Pacific region. The team scored very well in written memorial and got many positive comments and feedback from the judges during the oral pleading of the general rounds. We are currently waiting for the final ranking.

Dr. Perrine Simon was coaching the Lao team closely during the competition days

This Moot court organised by the ICRC is a great way to stimulate legal thinking, by learning how to develop legal arguments appropriately. Students also have improved their presentation skills, debating skills and English!