The 14th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition of Mainland China Round was held at Southwest University of Political Science and Law from December 4, 2020 to December 6, 2020. With excellent English debating and writing skills, the team from Shanghai Jiao Tong University KoGuan School of Law competed with 30 teams including teams from Peking University, China University of Political Science and Law, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Tongji University and other universities, and won the Second Prize of the 14th International Red Cross Mock Court Group in mainland China.
The International Humanitarian Law Moot Court is an English-language moot court competition sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). As the leading organization in the implementation of humanitarian policies and laws, the ICRC has been highly respected and valued by the international community since World War II. The Moot Court Competition is one of the most influential moot court competitions in the world, attracting attention and support of current judges, legal experts, foreign consuls stationed in Hong Kong and practicing barristers from countries around Asia and the Pacific. The competition also played a great role in promoting international humanitarian law and cultivating students' interest in it.
The competition attracted teams from all over the country. Professor Matthias is the instructor of the team. Xiang Fengmi, a graduate student of grade 2019, is the team leader; Li Yanan, a graduate student of grade 2019, Zhu Zhenying, an undergraduate student of grade 2018, are the members of the court debate team, and Guan Yajie, an undergraduate student of grade 2018, is the researcher. After the recruitment and selection at the end of May, the team summarized the experience of previous sessions, began to make preparation and summer learning plans, carefully studied the case every week, organized regular offline discussion, writing and simulation debate. Through extensive research of legal articles and cases, the teams studied the Rome Statute, the Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols, and general knowledge of international law, citing favorable views and combining the facts of the case.