Nairobi, 22 June, 2020 / 10:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The faculty member of the Kenya-based Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) who guided law students in the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot competition where they scooped the Best Regional Memorial for Africa Award, 2020 edition, has shared with ACI Africa about the benefits of the prize.
Referencing the mock judicial proceedings, commonly known as the moot, which characterized the competition, the Moot Court Coordinator at CUEA, Freda Kabatsi said, “Ideally, moot, apart from enriching jurisprudence and a number of legal issues, promotes awareness in this case, about the ICC, so that students can learn from the beginning the mandate and purpose of this court.”
She added, “With moots, when you win, it is easy to get a masters scholarship especially when it is in that discipline (the moot was won).”
“Most students who win moots will get fully paid scholarships to do their masters,” Ms. Kabatsi underscored during the Monday, June 22 interview.
Organized by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, the ICC Moot Court Competition is an annual event held between May and June in the Hague, Netherlands.