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Bond triumphs again at the International Criminal Court Trial Competition

Bond University has been named champions at the International Criminal Court Trial Competition in The Hague, Netherlands, beating universities including Yale University, Leiden University and William and Mary Law School.

The team of four Bachelor of Laws students came up against the teams from India’s NALSAR University of Law and Canada’s Osgoose Hall Law School in the finals and walked away with not only the championship but also recognition as ‘Best Prosecution’.

Students, Cale Davis, Tegan Little, Gabrielle Morriss and Susan Forder, competed exceptionally well under the guidance of academic advisors Assistant Professor Jodie O’Leary and Senior Teaching Fellow Joe Crowley.  This year, Susan was also awarded ‘Best Victim’s Counsel’ at the competition.

The ICC Trial Competition takes place annually at one of the world’s top centres of justice - The Hague and provides students with the opportunity to showcase their international criminal law knowledge.

Bond University has an exceptional track record at the competition including:

2011:

  • Winner, International Criminal Court Trial Competition
  • Best Prosecution Team, International Criminal Court Trial Competition

2010:

  • Best Advocate, International Criminal Court Trial Competition
  • Best Defence Memorial, International Criminal Court Trial Competition

2009:

  • Winner, International Criminal Court Trial Competition
  • Best Defence Advocate, International Criminal Court Trial Competition
  • Best Victims Advocate, International Criminal Court Trial Competition
  • Best Advocate, International Criminal Court Trial Competition - Bond’s Faculty of Law has won four international and three Australian mooting competitions in the past three years. For more information on Bond’s mooting accolades.

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