University to take part in continental competition

A Tanzanian university is expected to take part in African Regional Round of the Elsa Moot Court Competition along with nine other universities from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda.

 
The event is scheduled to take place from March 29 to April 1, this year at the Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.
 
According to a statement issued in Dar es Salaam yesterday by the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA), the ELSA Moot Court Competition is a simulation of a WTO panel proceeding.  The competition is student-run, organised annually by the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) in co-operation with the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
 
It is designed to enhance knowledge of international trade law and WTO dispute settlement procedures, with a view to enhancing capacity for meaningful engagement in multilateral trade in the long term. It has a global reach and its participants come from every continent.
 
This year the competition will be having its third African Regional Round. Ten Universities from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda will gather to compete against each other and the best three teams will qualify for the world finals to be held at WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in June 2016. 
 
Participation of the teams in the African Regional Round is generously sponsored by the African Trade Policy Centre of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, as well as other local, regional, and international donors. The purpose of this initiative is to support the continuing participation of African universities in a student competition designed to enhance knowledge of international trade law and WTO dispute settlement procedures, with a view to enhancing capacity in Africa in the long term.

Source:  IPP media

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