After 4 days of competitions between teams from 12 countries
Prof. Mohammed A Moqatei: Kuwait International Law School will be the center of the Arab Moot Court Competition
- Birzeit University team won the first place .. followed by the team of Cadi Ayyad University
- Honoring judges and best pleader, praising the level of organization and serious atmosphere
Prof. Mohammad Al Moqatei, President and Dean of Kuwait International Law School, expressed the School’s readiness to be the center of the Arab Moot Court Competition and establishing an information center and archive for the competition since its inception four years ago.
This came in a speech delivered by Prof. Al Moqatei in closing ceremony which was sponsored by the Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of Youth Mr. Khaled Al Roudhan. The competition which has been concluded on Wednesday was attended by 12 teams from a number of universities and law colleges from Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon, Morocco and Egypt as well as Kuwait, represented by the students of Kuwait International Law School, who won the best pleader prize in the preliminary rounds.
Prof. Al Moqatei extended his thanks to all those who contributed to accomplishing this Arab event, which witnessed a fair competition between students who came to Kuwait not only to win the competition but to get acquainted and communication with Arab youth from various countries. He extended his special thanks to the jury, the judges, the coaches, the Student Development and Competitions Department, and the organizing committee for their efforts in preparing this event and following up all the details to provide a friendly and serious atmosphere for all participants until the last day, and concluding the competition in the best way possible.
The ceremony was concluded by a speech given by Mrs. Hanaa Al Ibrahim, Director of Student Development and Competition Department, in which she announced the end of the competition, which witnessed fair competitions among the students who made great efforts to demonstrate their abilities while at the same time ensuring the spirit of fellowship between themselves. She stated: “We, at KILAW, are proud of organizing this competition and we hope that our efforts have been appreciated. I would like to thank all those who contributed to the success of this distinguished experience and those who did not spare any effort to provide the School’s guests with all means of comfort.”
Yesterday’s events were limited to organizing the final session of the Moot Court, where the jury included Dr. Mohammed Al-Hammadi as Chairman, and Prof. Sami Al Rawashdeh and Dr. Nidal Yassin. They listened to the pleadings of the two finalists, namely Birzeit University (Palestine) who were represented by Hamza Sweid and Alaa Omar, and the University of Cadi Ayyad (Morocco) who were represented by Abdul Latif Basker and Sana Harrar.
Dr. Faisal Al Kandari, the Chairman of the Judges Committee announced the final results stating that Birzeit University’s team won the first place, while Cadi Ayyad University’s team came second. Sultan Qaboos University won the best written pleading award, while Noor Ali from Kuwait International Law School won the best pleader prize for three rounds along with Hamza Fathi Ahmed from Birzeit University for two rounds. Sana Harrar (Morocco) won the best pleader prize in the final round. KILAW’s team won the Renewable Achievement Award after obtaining the highest score in the preliminaries.
The ceremony was concluded with the distribution of certificates to all the students who participated in the competition and the honorary shields were handed to the winning teams as well as to the judges and the jury. Dr. Rashed bin Hamad Al Baloushi, the coach of the team representing Sultan Qaboos University, presented a commemorative plaque to Professor Mohammad Al Moqatei on behalf of the University and praised KILAW’s distinguished experience and stated that he is proud of the high academic level the School has achieved.