For the first time the Irish Centre for Human Rights of the National University of Ireland, Galway is going to participate in the International Criminal Court Moot Competition that is organised by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University with the institutional support of the International Criminal Court.
The competition takes place in The Hague, the Netherlands every year as a six-day event, where students gather from different universities from all around the world to compete in the field of International Criminal Law. This year there are 65 universities participating in the competition.
The ICC Moot Court Competition 2016 will take place from Sunday, 22 May until Friday, 27 May, 2016 and the NUI Galway will be represented by an international team with students from 5 different countries. The three speakers are Anne-Catherine Standaert, Belgian; Cécile Genoud, Swiss; and Kayla Cook, American. The researchers are Gabrielle Nava, American, and Ciaran Wallace, Irish.
The team coach is Shane Darcy, lecturer at the Irish Centre for Human Rights and the assistant coach is Hellen Carvalho, Brazilian.