MINSK, 15 April (BelTA) –The students of the International Relations Department at Belarusian State University Anna Zykova and Alisiya Ivanova made it into the top 100 at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, finishing 38th and 55th respectively among 500 contestants, BelTA learned from the BSU press service.
“The students argued both the applicant and respondent sides in the cases on state responsibility for environmental degradation, protection of endangered animal species, and defense of indigenous people's rights. The BSU team also ranked among the top ten teams in the written pleading competition,” the press service noted. The university added that the BSU team was trained by the graduates of the department Tatiana Zinyakova and Yekaterina Shkarbuta.
This year, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington was held in early April and brought together 143 teams from over 90 countries. The winner title went to Hungary. Belarus also fielded a team of Belarusian State Economic University.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition was founded in 1957. It is the world's most prestigious competition in public law, a sort of the Olympic Games for future lawyers which annually draws around 2,000 students from 550 universities.More about Society