SMU team wins moot contest in The Hague

University claims third win in four years at prestigious ICC competition

(From far left) SMU team members Sampson Lim, Ilene Chua, Tessa Tan Si Ying, Tracy Gani, Yu Zheng Yi, Ng Pei Qi and Lee Chuan with ICC judge Geoffrey A. Henderson. They beat top student teams from across the globe to win the competition.
(From far left) SMU team members Sampson Lim, Ilene Chua, Tessa Tan Si Ying, Tracy Gani, Yu Zheng Yi, Ng Pei Qi and Lee Chuan with ICC judge Geoffrey A. Henderson. They beat top student teams from across the globe to win the competition. PHOTO: ICC-CPI
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Singapore Management University's (SMU) law students did their school and country proud in trumping some of the top university teams worldwide to win the 2018 International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition held at The Hague in the Netherlands.

The "Grand Slam" level moot competition marked SMU's third win in four years at the world's largest and most prestigious competition on international criminal law. SMU made its debut in the decade-old competition in 2015, reaching the final round for four years in a row and winning in 2015, 2016 and this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 15, 2018, with the headline SMU team wins moot contest in The Hague. Subscribe