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Uganda national rounds Philip C. Jessup International law moot court competition

 

 

 

On the second day, the Phillip Jessup moot national rounds took place. The moot society in conjunction with Makerere international law student’s association assisted the interna- tional law student’s association to organize this moot. The moot society also availed us with seven bailiffs for the moot who were law students from Makerere university. The moot society oversaw making sure that the court rooms were ready. Make4.2. Uganda nation- al rounds Philip C. Jessup International law moot court competition

 

On the second day, the Phillip Jessup moot national rounds took place. The moot society in conjunction with Makerere international law student’s association assisted the interna- tional law student’s association to organize this moot. The moot society also availed us with seven bailiffs for the moot who were law students from Makerere university. The moot society oversaw making sure that the court rooms were ready. Makerere International law student’s association oversaw the welfare department and the welfare of the two interna- tional teams from Sierra Leone and South Sudan.

 

In attendance for the moot were five universities namely, Makerere University, Kampala International university, Uganda Christian university, university of juba (South Sudan) and fourth bay college (sierra Leone).

 

In the course of this competition, 5 teams participated two guest teams, one from South Sudan University of Juba College of Law, the other from Sierra Leone Fourah Bay College, three teams from Kampala International University, Uganda Christian University Mukono and Makerere University School of Law competed in preliminary rounds and one final round in the presence of 13 judges.

 

 

 

Participants, Judges & guests

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University of Juba College of Law Coach: Mr. Lomole Samuel Piyanile Team Members;

-Mr. Taban Felix

-Mr. Justin Monyping Ater

-Mr. Angelo Mayar Wol

-Mr. Lomuduki Taban Felix Stephen

-Mr. Diing Aher

-Mr. Mayen Mangok Ruop

 

 

Sierra Leone Fourah Bay College

 

Coach: Ms. Karina Krayem and Mr. Drucil Taylor

Team Members;

-Mr. Gbatundu Ndeyia Kutubu

-Mr. Mohamed Muctarr Bah

-Ms. Fatmata Kamara

-Ms. Menisa Sesay

 

 

 

Kampala International University (Team 168)

 

Team Members;

  • Kabinda BupeMusuku
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Uganda Christian University (Team 555)

 

Coach: Mr. Franklin Uwizera

  • Mr. KihemboHezlee
  • Mr. BalyebugaKelvin
  • Mr. Gift LuateEmmanuel
  • Mr. OlukaFaith
  • Ms. NanfukaBrenda

 

 

 

Makerere University (Team 512)

 

Coach: Mr. Daniel Bill Opio

-Mr. Aaron Joel Kaleeba

-Mr. Kansiime Mukama Taremwa

-Ms. Twine Rehema

-Ms. Jeffrey Kaddu Suubi

-Ms. Magina Isabela Vivian

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judges

 

-Ms. Kyalimpa Judy

-Mr. Silver Kayondo

-Mr. Ogwang Joseph

-Mr. Chanwat Brian. G

-Ms.  Bonita Mulelengi

-Dr. Busingye Kabumba

-Mr. Rukundo Solomon

-Mr. Emmanuel Tumuhaise

-Ms. Justine Balya

- Dr. Busingye. S. Mbabazi

-Mr. Nuwagaba K.  Philbert

-Mr. Elijah Enyimu

 

 

 

Final Round

Uganda Christian University (Team 555) as Applicant State of Aurok and Makerere University (Team 512) as Respondent State of Rakkab with the presiding judge Dr. Sylvia Busingye Mbabazi, the other judges included Mr. Rukundo Solomon, Ms. Justine Balya, Mr. Elijah Enyimu and Mr. Nuwagaba K. Philbert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closing Ceremony

Mr. Raymond Muhekyi the Uganda National Administrator of International Law Students Association (ILSA) announced the court’s finding and ruling as well as illustrated how the court came to its final judgment. The court ruled in favor of the Respondent Team 512 Maker- ere University who also had the best oralist Mr. Kansiime Mukama Taremwa, hence Team 512 to represent Uganda at the International Rounds Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC USA.

 

The moot problem was about the case Concerning the Kayleff Yak before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which involved issues of business and human rights, Intellectual prop- erty, traditional knowledge, patents of pharmaceutical companies, genetic materials patents, patent rights for discoveries among other issues. All these were centered into four major issues (1) the responsibility of States with respect to the conduct of a corporate national; (2) the protection of migratory species; (3) the rights to culture and religion; and

(4) the rights of indigenous peoples to benefit from their traditional knowledge. Applicant (Aurok) and Respondent (Rakkab) are two neighboring States who are the parties to the case.

For written submissions, extent and use of research, clarity and organization, Style, Gram- mar and Citation of sources where some of the grading criteria used to grade written memorials that were submitted last year in December. For the oral submissions the judges considered Knowledge of the Law, Questions and Answers, Knowledge of the facts, Style, Poise and Demeanor and Organization and Time Management.

The judges included experts in the field of International Law as well as litigation. Notably of the judges included Dr. Busingye Sylvia Mbabazi She has lectured and headed moots and trial advocacy at Law Development Center Kampala Uganda, now currently a counsel at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Dr. Kabumba Busingye Founding President of the Ugandan Branch of the International Law Association (ILA), Inaugural Chair of the Interna- tional law Cluster of the Uganda Law Society (ULS) and Lecturer of International Law and Comparative Constitutional law at School of Law, Makerere University