BZU Ranks Second in Beirut Human Rights Moot Court Competition
September 2012, a BZU student team took part in the 2012 Human Rights Moot
Court Competition, organized by the Arab Academic Human Rights Network (AAHRN).
Upon the conclusion of the competition, AAHRN announced that the BZU team won
second place in the oral argument round. Law students from Morocco, Lebanon and
Jordan also participated in the Moot Court Competition.
team was comprised of Narmin Siyam, legal researcher at Institute of Law (IoL),
and four law students: Amani Sarras, Abdullah Abu Eid, Fadi Abu Tarsquo;ah and Shahd
Awartani. Mentoring was supervised by Dr. Mustafa Marrsquo;i, IoL staff member.
a set of international conventions and judicial precedents, the hypothetical case, which served as the basis
of the competition, centred on human rights protection
and defence within the Arab context. The BZU team examined the case, wrote
a legal memorandum, and presented an oral argument in front of human rights
experts acting as the Arab Court on Human Rights.
Participation in Moot
Court Competition adds
a qualitative value to law education. Moot Court practice has the advantage of
diversifying teaching methods as well as enhancing research capacity building,
pleadings and presentation skills, and argumentation.
participation was facilitated thanks to the IoL, which formally joined the
AAHRN in December 2011. Since early 2012, the IoL has played an increasingly
significant role within the Network.
Information on the AAHRN is
accessible at www.aahrn.net/en.