The Inter-University Cooperation project between the University of Luxembourg and the National University of Laos has been supporting training for the ICRC International Humanitarian Law Moot Court competition at the FLP for four years. This year, the project also organised a hand-over ceremony of certificates on the 11th of November 2020, to reward the teams involved in the international round in 2020 who could not travel to Hong-Kong. This ceremony was also the opportunity to launch the 19th edition of the Moot and the preparation for the national rounds.
During the first week of December 2020, a series of online Moot training was organized via Zoom with Dr. Lawrence SIRY, who has been involved in this IHL Moot Court in the last 2 years. It was a one week intensive training with a group of 12-15 students of FLP. The students learned how to do a convincing pleading and present their arguments in a critical way and gained some in-depth knowledge about International humanitarian law and International criminal law.
Moot court competitions are an essential aspect of “Problem-based learning” and promote practice-relevant teaching. Students will not only develop their legal skills, but also enhance speaking and debating skills, as well as their English.