In a field of 70 teams from around the world, the CUHK Law team took first-runner up of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Competition held in The Hague, the Netherlands, from 2-7 June 2019. The team also earned four major awards at the competition, including Best Prosecution Team (based on both written and oral advocacy), Best Prosecution Counsel, Best Oralist of the Preliminary Rounds (awarded to Yeung King Lun Joshua) and 2nd Best Defense Memorial.
The ICC Moot Competition is a large-scale moot simulating the proceedings of the ICC. This year, students from 55 different countries across the globe were vying for the first place. CUHK Law entered the final round after six preliminary rounds and won joint first runner-up with The Honorable Society of King’s Inns – the first time in the competition’s history that two teams shared the second place. In announcing the winners, Presiding Judge Geoffrey A. Henderson commented that the final round featured the highest quality advocacy he had seen in his years of judging the competition’s end stage, adding that the margin between the first and second place was razor-thin.
The CUHK team consisted of LLB students Yeung King Lun Joshua, Yeung Wai Kin Kevin, Luke Yan, Chau Chun Chung Billy, and Myrmidon Kangara. It was coached by Professor Gregory Gordon and assisted by student coaches Hoi Yi Lee (PCLL) and Miracle Uche (PhD).