IX ANNUAL CCJ INTERNATIONAL LAW MOOT
This year’s Competition was attended by the following teams:
· Eugene Dupuch Law School
· Hugh Wooding Law School
· Norman Manley Law School
· Department of Law of the University of Guyana
· Faculty of Law of the University of Technology of Jamaica
· Faculty of Law of the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill)
· Faculty of Law of the University of the West Indies (Mona)
· Faculty of Law of the University of the West Indies (St Augustine)
The Norman Manley Law School took the second place spot while the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus was awarded the “Best Academic Institution”.
The President of the CCJ, the Rt. Honourable Sir Dennis Byron, in his opening address remarked that the mooters “…demonstrate that the Caribbean region is no less creative, responsible and talented than any other region” and that “…they make us all proud”.
The Hon. Mr. Justice Nelson was also impressed with the standards of submissions and stated that “…the Caribbean region is in good hands”.
After almost 8 hours of impressive submissions and arguments by 8 teams of law schools and law faculties from across the region, The Eugene Dupuch Law School of the Bahamas emerged the winner of 9th Annual Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) International Law Moot Competition. The all-female team was awarded The Caribbean Court of Justice International Law Moot Challenge Shield.
The court, which was presided over by CCJ Judges: The Honourable Messrs. Justice Nelson, Justice Wit and Justice Hayton, heard arguments in a fictitious Original Jurisdiction case regarding a Belizean-based company that was deported by The Republic Of Suriname based on that company’s eligibility to operate there. The CCJ’s Original Jurisdiction gives authority to the application and interpretation of the law under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.
The Eugene Dupuch Law School wins the
9th Annual Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) International Law Moot Competition