IUS Law Students, Sole Representatives of BiH at Nuremberg Moot Court Competition 2018

On July 25-28, 2018, Faculty of Law students Emir Ahmethodžić and Medisa Fočić, together with their mentor Assist. Prof. Dr. Goran Šimić, took part in Nuremberg Moot Court Competiton 2018 and represented BiH and IUS among 54 other universities all around the globe.
This international moot court competition was organized by the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany, which since 2015 gathers experts in international criminal law, judges, attorneys, students and their professors all around the world.
Together with their mentor, and academic staff in the Law department, students have been preparing for the competition for two months. In early May 2018, they received case facts concerning crimes against international law, since then, they have been preparing written memorandums for prosecution and defense, and have been practicing moot court skills before their professors.
Medisa Fočić and Emir Ahmethodžić, as members of the team 14 representing the International University of Sarajevo compiled in a simulated court proceeding on July 25-28, and submitted arguments in writing and pleaded the case before a bench compromised of international experts in international criminal law.
Overal reactions were positive, and judges were impressed with the excellent presentation, legal knowledge, and reasoning, both prosecution, and defense presented.
This is the first moot court competition where students of the Faculty of Law participated since the department has been established in 2015. Dean of the Faculty of Law Prof. Philip C. Aka and academic staff are very satisfied with results team acquired on the Nuremberg Moot Court Competition this year.
Moot court skills are becoming one of the recognizable quality law students of the IUS have, and in the future will be more embraced. The Law Department is working tirelessly to involve more students in this and similar projects in the future and give them a chance to get even more familiar with the law in practice.

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