School of Law Wins 2019 National Moot Court Competition on IHL

Law students from various universities have been testing their International Humanitarian Law (IHL) knowledge and skills at the Fourth National Moot Court Competition, which was organized by the international committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Ethiopia in partnership with Wollo University.

After a review of written submissions by 19 universities teams comprising 57 students, the top eight teams were selected to take part on the oral rounds that took place from 16 to 18 May, 2019 at Wollo University. After the quarter and semi- finals, AAU and Haramaya University competed in the final on 18 may, taking the role of prosecution and defense, respectively. The panel of judges, comprising prominent Ethiopian lawyers and legal advisers at the ICRC Ethiopia Delegation, judged the final and crowned the team from AAU the winner.

Apart from winning the trophy, AAU School of Law also won the trophy for best memorial. Moreover, Atran Tadesse from AAU was named the best orator during the competition. The team from AAU including Atran Tadesse, Kulsma Nur, and Hamrawi Kelemu will participate in the All Africa IHL competition which will take place in Arusha, Tanzania, in November 2019 representing team Ethiopia. The team was coached by Mr. Amen Taye, a staff member of the school of law. This year marks the third time AAU school of Law won the competition.