1 year ago

29 September, 2016

UTS Law Students' Society

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UTS Law Students Society

Come on down on the 29th of September to witness the Grand Final of the first ever UTS LSS Holland Human Rights Moot!

Time: 7pm for 7.30pm start
Location: The Large Moot Court, Building 5B

This moot will operate in a fictional world where a Universal Court of Human Rights has been established to ensure the citizens of the United Nations are enjoying the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the various Covenants that implement the rights enshrined in the UDHR.
In this world, the Universal Court of Human Rights substitutes all jurisdictions of all other regional courts and becomes the final adjudicator when all national remedies have been exhausted.

The grand finalists will argue issues concerning Australia’s compliance with its international obligations and will demonstrate their expertise on both international human rights law and Australian law.

Our esteemed bench for the evening will include our very own mooting overlord Geoff Holland, chair of the UTS LAW faculty’s Mooting Management Committee and also barrister in the area of media law, defamation and constitutional law. Our second judge will be Jay Williams, who completed his Master of Law and Legal Practice in Human Rights, International law and the Environment at our own UTS, he now practices as a barrister of the NSW Supreme Court and High Court of Australia, specialising in Human Rights Law. Finally, to cap off an impressive bench, we shall have Francesca Arciuli, a UTS Law student, current paralegal at Ashurst and 1/3rd of the 2016 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

With a bench that impressive, we can be sure that competitors will be bringing their a-game and it will be a spectacular showdown!

We look forward to seeing you there!