As the winner of the 13th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court in Mainland China, Peking University Law School make outstanding achievement again
On the evening of November 24, the 13th China Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition successfully concluded. After a fierce competition, the Peking University team stood out among 38 participating teams and won the championship. Hou Linmei won the title of "Best Oralist” in the Final and the title of "the Runner-up to Best Prosecutor in the General Rounds”. Jiang Yuxin was named “Best Prosecutor in the General Rounds”in the Preliminary round.
Joseph L. Pratt
The Peking University team is led by Joseph L. Praff and consists of Jiang Yuxin (LL.B., 2018) the captain and junior counsel, Hou Linmei (LL.B. ,2018) the senior counsel, and Zhou Yitong (LL.B., 2018) as the researcher.
In the competition, Peking University team performed stably and won five games. Although the team ranked only the second after the first day of competition, the team manage to counter judges enquiries and the rebuttals of the opponents diligently and defensively which demonstrated the team’s solid legal foundation, clear logical analysis and the ad hoc response ability., which were highly praised by the judges. The achievement of the team is attributed to team member’s ability to adjust their mentality, to research and their commitment to the training.
During the preparation process, the team members were carefully guided by Joseph L. Pratt and assisted by Shen Yiming (LL.B., 2015), Du Zhonghua (LL.B., 2016), Jiang Wanghao (LL.B., 2017) and Jin Yuanyuan (LL.B., 2017). Law School Youth League Committee and other departments provide adequate organizational guarantee and logistical support for team members; and teachers from various disciplines also provided the greatest support to the team members.
Since its establishment in 1863, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has promoted and developed international humanitarian law as one of its core activities. The East Asia Representative Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross has been holding the International Humanitarian Law Moot Tribunal in mainland China since 2007, aiming to promote international humanitarian law among universities and to establish good teaching and research traditions in the field of international humanitarian law through cooperation with academia. Organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Northwest University of Political Science and Law, 38 teams from mainland China participated in the competition, breaking the record for the largest number of teams.
In March 2020, the Peking University team will represent China in the 2020 Asia-Pacific Red Cross Model International Humanitarian Law Moot Court competition. Wish the Beijing University team another success in the 2020 Asia-Pacific Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court competition!
Translated by: Wang run
Edited by: Li Jiayi