The Municipality of Leiden, Leiden University and UNICEF Netherlands congratulate the winning teams of the new Moot Court on Children’s Rights, which took place during the Children’s Rights Week held in Leiden from 18-20 November.
The Law Society of Ireland won the final round of the very first edition of the Children's Rights Moot Court Competition.
The Finalist Team was Lincoln’s Inn. The award for the Best Applicant Team was won by the University of Pretoria. The award for the Best Respondent Team was presented to The Law Society of Ireland. Mr. Barry Connolly, also from The Law Society of Ireland, won the Best Oralist Award. The Honorable Mention Award was presented to the University of Malta.
The winning team: The Law Society of Ireland
At the CRM 2014 competition, 15 student-teams from 9 different countries pleaded ‘The of AW vs. Landia' involving a fictitious individual petition brought before an International Court on the Rights of the Child. For the purpose of this moot competition, this court was given jurisdiction to adjudicate international disputes under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The students' pleadings were judged by international legal experts.
The CRM 2014 was a successful three-day event, consisting of two days of preliminary rounds on 18 and 19 November which took place at the Sterrewacht in Leiden. The final round on Thursday 20 November was held at the Child Rights Home in Leiden. Judges on the final bench were H.E. Judge Joyce Aluoch of the ICC, H.E. Judge Flavia Lattanzi and H.E. Judge Mandiaye Niang of the UN ICTY.