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The Inaugural Pan-Asia International Human Rights Moot Competition (PANAHRM)

28th – 30th June 2017

Introduction

The Centre for Comparative and Public Law of the University of Hong Kong ("CCPL") is co-organiser and host of the Inaugural Pan-Asia Human Rights Competition ("PANAHRM") from 28- 30 June 2017.

In this inaugural competition, CCPL is partnering with Hong Kong Unison, a non-governmental organisation which advocates the rights of Hong Kong's ethnic minorities.

Among the many international mooting competitions run globally, there has been to date no moot that focuses on the particular human rights issues, emerging norms and jurisprudence in the Asia-Pacific region. Taking note of this gap, the objectives of the Pan-Asian Human Rights Mooting Competition are:

1. To provide law students with an intellectually-stimulating forum to reflect on the dynamic human rights issues across the Asia-Pacific region;
2. To enhance student knowledge in the field of human rights in the Asia Pacific region;
3. To provide a simulating environment within which law students can test, hone and demonstrate their legal advocacy skills in international human rights law; and
4. To facilitate exchanges between senior members of the legal profession, including eminent members of the judiciary, legal practitioners and academics, and law students across the region.

The Moot Competition anticipates participation from law schools across Asia, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines.

For details of registration, please click here ('Registration')

For details of the moot problem and clarifications, please find the sections below under the subheadings 'Moot Problem' and 'Clarification'.

For further information regarding the rules of PANAHRM, please find the section below under the subheading 'The Rules'.

Announcements

As the registration period falls within Easter (15 April) and some teams have expressed they still need time to obtain their law school's endorsement for participation, the Registration deadline has been extended to 21 April 2017, 4pm Hong Kong Time. Please register online here.

The Rules

Please find the rules here.

Key Dates

Stage
Date
Team Registration
21 April 2017
Submission of Proof of Endorsement (Dean / Head of Law Faculty) via email to panahrm2017@gmail.com
21 April 2017
Release of Moot Problem on CCPL Website
18 April 2017
Submission of Requests for Clarifications of Moot Problem
25 April 2017
Release of Clarifications on Moot Problem
28 April 2017
Submission of Written Memoranda
19 May 2017
Team Withdrawal Deadline
19 May 2017
Notification of Result (Quarterfinalists) on CCPL Website
29 May 2017
Confirmation of Booking with Best Western Hotel by Completing this booking form. Failure to submit credit card details to secure booking will result in booking being vacated.
3 June 2017
Payment of Registration Fee of HK$2700 (per team of 3) for Quarterfinalists. Payment must be made by bank cheque and made payable to The University of Hong Kong. Please write down the name of your university and the names of the team members at the back of the cheque for reference purposes.
5 June 2017
Official Registration on Arrival in Hong Kong
28 June 2017
The Quarter-Final Round
29 June 2017
Dinner Reception
29 June 2017
The Semi-Final Round
30 June 2017
The Final Round
30 June 2017
Lunch & Awards Ceremony
30 June 2017

*For registration, please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/nElEiCcpyZdUzHR22

**For proof of endorsement of your law school's participation / questions regarding the moot problem / submission of written memoranda / notification of withdrawal, please email to panahrm2017@gmail.com

Registration

Teams are required to submit the following materials by the registration deadline on Friday 21st April 2017:

a) a completed online registration form (available at: https://goo.gl/forms/nElEiCcpyZdUzHR22 );

b) Proof of endorsement of the team's registration through the Dean or Head of Department of their respective Faculty, which can be sent to panahrm2017@gmail.com

Moot Problem

Please find the moot problem here.

Clarification

Please find the clarification here.

Important Documents for Competition

Watch this space.

Reference Materials

Asian Human Rights Charter


Quarterfinalist Teams

1. Arellano University of the Philippines, Philippines
2. Monash University, Australia
3. National University of Singapore, Singapore
4. Peking University, China
5. Singapore Management University, Singapore
6. University of Hong Kong, HKSAR
7. University of Philippines, Philippines


Schedule: Hong Kong Rounds

29 June 2017 Quarter-Finals

Time: 09:30 – 11:00

Room: Room 623, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Arellano University (Claimant)
The University of Hong Kong (Respondent)

Room: Room 624, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Monash University (Claimant)
National University of Singapore (Respondent)

Time: 11:30 – 13:00

Room: Room 623, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Singapore Management University (Claimant)
Peking University (Respondent)

Room: Room 624, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
National University of Singapore (Claimant)
University of the Philippines (Respondent)

Room: Room 625, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
The University of Hong Kong (Claimant)
Monash University (Respondent)

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Room: Room 623, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
University of the Philippines (Claimant)
Singapore Management University (Respondent)

Room: Room 624, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Peking University (Claimant)
Arellano University (Respondent)


30th June 2017 Semi-Finals

Time: 09:00 – 11:00
Room: Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
National University of Singapore (Claimant)
Peking University (Respondent)

Time: 11:30 – 13:00
Room: Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Singapore Management University (Claimant)
University of the Philippines (Respondent)


30th June 2017 Final

Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Room: Large Moot Court, 2/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
National University of Singapore (Claimant)
University of the Philippines (Respondent)

Awards

Champion: University of the Philippines

1st Runner-up: National University of Singapore


Best Memorandum for the Applicant: University of the Philippines


Best Memorandum for the Respondent: Peking University


Best Individual Oralist: Mr. Aaron Yoong of the Singapore Management University


Judges Information

Professor Johannes Chan, S.C.(Hon.), Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
Mr. Jonathan Chang, Barrister-at-Law
Mr. Mark Daly, Principal of Daly & Associates
Mr. Earl Deng, Barrister-at-Law
Ms. Patricia Ho, Associate of of Daly & Associates
Mr. Kevin Lau, Pupil Barrister
Mr. Alan Leong, S.C., Former Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association
Ms. Gladys Li, S.C., Former Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association
Mr. Brian Lo, Barrister-at-Law
Mr. Azan Marwah, Barrister-at-Law
Mr. Jose-Antonio Maurellet, S.C., Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association
Dr. Margaret Ng, Barrister-at-Law
Ms. Vandana Rajwani, Senior Teaching Consultant, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
Mr. Jeffrey Tam, Barrister-at-Law
Ms Sandy Wong, JP, Past President of Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers
Ms. Sharon Yuen, Pupil Barrister
The Honourable Mr. Justice Kevin Zervos, Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court

Media

Please click here for press release (English and Chinese).

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Enquiries

For enquiries about PANAHRM, please contact the Moot Chair, Puja Kapai at puja@hku.hk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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