Open Practice to Prepare the Mandela Moot Court Team

15 July 2022

On 14 July, our team at the 2022 Mandela Moot Court participated in an open practice at Villa Moynier in preparation for the final rounds that will take place in Geneva from 18 to 21 July.

‘The objective of this open practice is to prepare Helmer Jonelid and Edward Millett by allowing them to test their legal arguments before a panel of invited judges and experts – Robert Roth, Clement Voule and Maria Cecilia Ercole – in a setting similar to the final rounds’ explains Katia Rosenblat, Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy and the team’s coach.

During these pleadings, Helmer Jonelid addressed, among others, matters of admissibility, extraterritorial jurisdiction, abortion laws and torture. Edward Millet focussed on the interplay between international human rights law and international humanitarian law, the law of the sea and refugee law, while also addressing issues of due process.

‘With this open practice, we also aim at allowing other students to see how this moot court works and to give the Mandela Moot Court more visibility within Geneva Academy’ underlines Katia Rosenblat.

Open practice at Villa Moynier

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