Friday, March 30, 2018

Johns Hopkins SAIS Wins First Place in International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Competition

Congratulations to the 2018 SAIS International Criminal Court Moot team. The SAIS team was the first place finisher in the Regional Round for the Americas and Caribbean of the International Criminal Court Moot Competition held at Pace University Law School in White Plains, NY on March 16th – 18th. The team included Emily Ashby B '17, '18, David Hamburger '19, Tyler Lee B '17, '18, Wanda Zhan N'17, '18 and Professor Tiffany Basciano as lead coach. Special recognition was given to David Hamburger, who won best overall orator in the final round, first place best orator for the prosecution in the preliminary round, and third place best memorial for the prosecution. 

The 2018 debate covered issues such as, whether human trafficking is a crime against humanity, whether a corporate subsidiary can be treated as an unindicted co-perpetrator, and finally whether double jeopardy applies. This May the SAIS team will compete in the global moot court round held in The Hague, Netherlands. The global competition is organized by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University with institutional support from the International Criminal Court itself. It is the world’s largest competition on international criminal law. This would be the international debut for SAIS at the competition. Countries from all over the world from Afghanistan to Zambia will be participating.  The team would like to thank everyone for the support received, especially Professors Nina Gardner, Steven Schneebaum, and Ruth Wedgwood. We wish SAIS good luck in the global round.

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