Law students qualify for global contest
KABUL (PAN): University students from Herat, Balkh, Al Biruni, Nangarhar, Khost, Kandahar, Takhar and Panjsher competed in the National Round of the Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Kabul on Wednesday.
Herat University, which was judged the winning team at the end of the competition at the Supreme Court, would represent Afghanistan at the international finals in Washington in March 2013, the USAID said in a statement.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court event, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries.
It will be the first time teams from Khost, Kandahar, Takhar and Panjsher Universities compete in the competition, which features a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice.
Dr. Abdullah Atayee, the Supreme Court administrator general, said: “Education is the biggest asset for a country. We are proud of these young and talented students who will represent Afghanistan at the international finals in Washington.”
Ambassador Stephen McFarland, the coordinating director for rule of law and law enforcement at the US Embassy, stated: “Observing students passionately arguing their cases on points of international law demonstrates how far Afghanistan has come in reforming its legal education.”
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