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Alumnus Robert Rakison hosts law students ahead of the International Criminal Court Moot competition in The Hague

Posted Friday 3 August 2018

Alumnus Robert Rakison hosts law students ahead of the International Criminal Court Moot competition in The Hague Robert Rakison and his colleague advise Kingston University Students on their oral presentation for The Hague in The Netherlands

The ICC Moot Court Competition welcomes universities from all over the world for a large scale moot court, simulating the proceedings of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Competition, founded in 2004, consists of an extensive six-day educational and social program, which brings together students of diverse backgrounds and cultures to The Hague to challenge their skills as future international lawyers.

Kingston University Law students Ruxandra Pitu, Asha Abukar, Dan Green and Whitney Presicci qualified through the national rounds last year, which secured them a place in the international rounds in May.

Robert Rakison and his colleague, Vivian Robertson QC, kindly listened to the students rehearse their oral submissions before their appearance at The Hague in The Netherlands providing some very useful feedback.

Thanks to Robert, Vivian and the support from Eric Jeanpierre, Senior Law Lecturer at Kingston University, the students did very well in the international rounds and climbed 18 places compared to last year. They achieved 73% overall for their written memorials and 81% for their oral presentations - a significant improvement from last year's competition.

An extraordinary amount of work and passion went into the preparation of the competition and we are incredibly grateful for Robert's generous support. Congratulations to the students who took part!

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