Peking University Team won the overall champion of China and a Top 9 place of the 2021 ICC Moot Court Competition (English)
From June 7th to 27th, the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition 2021, jointly sponsored by The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University and the International Bar Association, was held online among 81 leading universities and colleges in more than 50 countries and regions.
In this March, the team of Peking University stood out from nearly 50 teams of prestigious law schools in the domestic competition of the 2021 ICC Moot Court Competition, winning the overall champion of China and the "Best Memorandum," qualifying for the international competition.
In the international competition, the Peking University team continued its outstanding performance and advance to the quarterfinals., ranking 13th among 81 teams of top universities and colleges in the world with its outstanding paper and court debate performance. Subsequently, the Peking University team was qualified to the semi-finals with a solid professional foundation, adequate preparation, and excellent court debate skills, becoming one of the top nine teams in the world. This also set a new record for the Peking University team in the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition.
The current team is coached by Prof. Zhang Kangle. And Qiu Shangqing, a 2018 undergraduate, is the assistant coach. The team consists of Feng Liyu ( LLM candidate), Qi Kaiyan and Ye Huimin ( both fourth-year undergraduates), Liu Yanghe and Huang Yali( third-year undergraduate). Feng Liyu, Qi Kaiyan, and Liu Yanghe are the oralists members, and Ye Huimin and Huang Yali are the researchers.
The Peking University team's success is due to the care and support of the leaders of law school, the careful guidance of Prof. Zhang Kangle and other teachers, and the valuable help and support of Chen Haiwen. The School's Youth League Committee and other departments provided adequate logistical support and moral support for the team members.
The International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition is aimed to enable law students from top international universities and colleges from around the world to better understand the International Criminal Court and its procedures, and to guide outstanding young students to work together to safeguard the common interests of human society. Over the past 20 years, the competition has become one of the most prestigious global moot court competitions in the field of international law. The Peking University team has achieved excellent results in the competition on many occasions. In 2018, the Peking University team won the first prize in China, and from 2019 to 2020, the Peking University team won the honor of " the Overall Championship" in China.
The historic achievement won by the students at Peking University Law School in this competition recognizes the adequate preparation for the competition and the high-level performance of the team. It reflects the solid theoretical teaching foundation, outstanding practical education level, and the outstanding achievements made by Peking University Law School in steadily promoting the cultivation of foreign-related talents and internationalization construction. We wish the Peking University team continued efforts in the future and even more outstanding results in the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition!
Translated by: Yang Hao
Edited by: Wang Yibo