A team of students from the College of Law at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) took part in the "International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition" in the Hague in the Netherlands, during the period (22nd-27th) of May. It is one of the biggest international moot court competitions, with 66 teams participating from various universities in Europe, America, Asia, and the Middle East.
The aim of this participation is to develop students' skills in the field of law, both in the preparation of memos or formulating them properly. The students’ participation reinforces the role of the University in transferring knowledge and skills to serve the community, contributing to the development of students' performance in their careers, and enhancing their self-confidence.
It is worth mentioning that the University’s team participated in four hearings before the tribunal, composed of three judges, and they demonstrated an outstanding performance, and had the ability to answer and interact with most of the questions presented by the judges and other competing teams.
The College of Law is keen to continue to provide this experience to students, which was initiated six years ago, which aims to have students participate in various international moot court competitions, which also included Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, the Media Law Moot Court Competition in Oxford, and the Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition in Vienna. They provide the students with the practical skills required in terms of appearance and pleading in front of a large crowd of international specialists in international criminal law and other branches of law.