Debating the law

International Youth for Peace Law Competition brings together youngsters from around the world for seventh year in a row, promoting international dialogue and application of the law

By Yekaterina Medvedskaya

The Youth for Peace Law Competition is to be held in Minsk from May 14-19th. Traditionally, the best law students from all over the globe arrive to test their debating abilities. This year, the forum will bring together teams from 15 countries, including India, Nepal, Cuba, Poland, China and Kenya. Taking part will be the winner of the 2012 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Washington): Lomonosov Moscow State University. They’ll be joined by Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, which won the Martens Competition for International Humanitarian Law. The jury will comprise leading world experts in international law.

During the competition, open lectures will be held by foreign teachers, specialists in international law and practicing lawyers, enabling students to learn more about international experience and trends in the sphere of law.
Since last year, the Youth for Peace Law Competition has been held under the aegis of the UN Academic Impact Global Initiative. The forum is organised by the International MITSO University (Minsk), with support from the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus and the Justice Ministry. The Minsk Times is also an information partner of the Law Competition.

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