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Jul 31, 2017

Strathmore Law Students Emerge Triumphant at the Nuremberg Moot Court 2017

Following an intensive competition with over 35 teams globally, Strathmore Law School students Cindy Yvette Wakio, Olivia Wambui Njoroge, Lisa Achieng Owino and Catherine Penda, emerged victorious and were named the overall winners of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2017.

 

The Moot Court took place from 26 to 29 July, hosted at the historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, by the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU). It consisted of a high ranking jury of judges which was chaired by the ICC Judge Prof. Dr. Bertram Schmitt. The competition was a simulated trial before the International Criminal Court (ICC).

 

The hypothetical case this year concerned the fight against drug cartels by security forces in the fictitious state of Naboo. It was during the final round against the team from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy from Ukraine, that the team was able to successfully convince the panel of their win while in at the historical site of the Nuremberg Trials against the main war criminals of the Nazi regime.

 

Cindy Yvette Wakio (Strathmore University) and Anastasiia Yermolenko (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy) were awarded best overall speakers of this Moot Court.

 

Congratulations to the winning team!

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