NYU Team Places Fourth in World in International Criminal Court Moot Competition in The Hague
May 1, 2013

Last week in The Hague, NYU’s International Criminal Court Moot Competition team, composed of students Dennis Ardis, Karin Dryhurst, and Su Mien Tee, and coached by CHRGJ’s Program Officer Danny Auron, participated in the International Round of the competition against 35 other teams from around the world.  Arguing their roles as Prosecutor (Dryhurst), Defense Counsel (Tee), and Representative of the Victims (Ardis), the trio considered the fictional case of rebel leader Womba Tulga, accused of the commission of multiple crimes against humanity.

The team reached the semi-final round of the competition before being eliminated.

The finals were contested between winner Leiden University (the home team for the competition), Osgoode Hall of Canada (finalists four years consecutively), and Bond University (champions twice in the past six years).

In addition to reaching the semi-finals and finishing fourth overall in the competition, the team added to its award tally as Dennis Ardis was awarded Best Victims’ Representative (Overall) in the competition.  This prize was added to the Best Prosecutor Brief and Third-Best Defense Brief awards picked up at the North American Qualification Round of the moot.

Congratulations to the entire team!




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