Daniel Coetzer, Ayanda Mpofu, Bryony Fox, Clarize Coertze, and Erika Heaton will be representing the faculty at the 2019 International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition.
The final round of the competition will be held at the ICC in The Hague from the 2nd to the 8th of June 2019. The ICC Moot Competition welcomes universities from all over the world. It is a large-scale moot court simulation of the proceedings in the ICC. The competition consists of a six-day educational and social program, which brings together students of diverse backgrounds and cultures to challenge their skills as future international lawyers. The final round is expected to take place in an actual ICC courtroom, before current ICC judges. This year over 80 countries will be participating. Rhodes University students will be representing South Africa. The team will be made up of five final year LLB students from the Rhodes University Law Faculty. As a team, they hope to bring a uniquely African perspective to a western-dominated field of law. The topic for this year’s competition focuses on the newly defined crime of aggression, as well as procedural issues such as the use of illegally obtained evidence from domestic authorities in ICC proceedings.
The ICC is situated at The Hague, the International Law capital of the world. The ICC serves an important role in that it functions as an intergovernmental organisation empowered to exercise jurisdiction over individuals who commit international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.
by Daniel Coetzer, Ayanda Mpofu, Bryony Fox, Clarize Coertze, Erika Heaton