SoL Receives ICRC Moot Trophy

The School of Law Makerere University has formally received a Trophy won by Makerere University School of Law students having won the 15th All Africa International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition held at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania in November 2015.

The trophy was handed over by a team from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) led by Ms. Judith Kiconco the Communication Officer.

Dr. Ronald Naluwairo the Ag. Deputy Principal, while receiving the trophy on behalf of the School of Law commended ICRC for the support rendered towards Moot court competitions as well as the teaching of International Humanitarian Law.

He called for increased support in this regard following what he termed as a ‘demonstrated capacity and ability’ exhibited by the Makerere University School of Law Students in winning this coveted contest.

He specifically applauded the winning team that comprised of Simon Ssenyonga, Anne Tendo and Rachel Kobusinge for raising the flag of School of Law, Makerere University and Uganda as a whole as well as Dr. Zahara Nampewo the Ag. Director HURIPEC for guiding the group to excellence.

Dr. Zahara Nampewo reported that there is increasing interest in undertaking International Humanitarian Law at post graduate level in the School of Law which she attributed to the support by ICRC.

While sharing their experiences at the moot, the winning team noted that although the moot was quite challenging, it gave them exposure to more or less real life experiences of lawyers who have to use all means at hand to win people to their side.

They said team work was also key to their success. They pledged to continue supporting Moots through training others but also by taking on post graduate studies in International Humanitarian Law.