PKU Team Won the 10th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law(IHL) Moot Court Champion
November 20, the Tenth International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition came to an end at the China University of Political Science and Law. Peking University team, which was consisted of students form Law School, was the champion of the competition. And Li Xiaolan was named the best debater in the final. Peking University team, Nanjing University team and China University of Political Science and Law team will be on behalf of mainland China to Hong Kong to participate in the 2017 Asia-Pacific International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition.
In the preliminary round, the PKU Law School team members prepared well, kept calm down, and successfully entered the final. In the face of the opponents’ sharp retort and the judges’ detailed questions, Law School students replied on the basis of the rich reserves of knowledge and calm state of mind. In the end, they got a high degree of appreciation from the judges and heartfelt respect from the opponents.
Peking University team was made up of captain Li Xiaolan, coach Guo Jiyun, researchers Wan Yu and Feng Weixian, players Li Xiaolan and Shen Yiming. During the preparation, the team members were assisted by Law Shool Prof. Yi Ping, Joe Pratt, Jacob Clark, and Fudan University Prof. Lu Zhian. Law School students Li Mengyi, Lin Yongyin and Shen Luoyi gave valuable suggestions. The Communist Youth League Committee and other departments provided adequate logistical support and spirit support for the team.
Since it was established in 1863, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has taken the promotion and development of IHL as one of its core activities. The ICRC East Asia Regional Office has been hosting the International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition in Mainland China since 2007, with the aim of promoting international humanitarian law in colleges. The competition was co-hosted by the ICRC and the China University of Political Science and Law, with 32 teams from mainland China participating in it, and it was the largest number of teams in its history.
Wish the Peking University team repeat its experience in the 2017 Asia-Pacific Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition！
Translated by:Ran Hongli
Edited by: Zhou Wenhao