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Zimbabwe National High School Moot Court team are World Champions

Zimbabwe National High School Moot Court team made history by becoming the International Moot Court competitions champions.

 

The team, consisting of 9 girls and 2 boys, selected from four schools namely Arundel, Convent, Midlands Christian College, and Peterhouse defeated 15 other teams to be crowned world champions.

They were led by national team captain Ruvimbo Simbi from Dominican Convent High School.

Team Zimbabwe was participating for the first time and were the only African country at the international competition.

A moot court competition simulates a court hearing (usually an appeal against a final decision), in which participants analyse a problem, research the relevant law, prepare written submissions, and present an oral argument.

The procedure imitates that followed in real courts: the judge enters, the mooters and the judge bow to each other, the clerk announces the matter, the mooters give their appearances and are then called on in turn to present their submissions, the judge asks questions of the mooters, the court adjourns, and the judge then returns to deliver a brief judgment and some feedback.

This particular case in which Zimbabwe won was centred on international humanitarian law with focus on war crimes.

Zimbabwe team’s coach Nqobile Dube shared the news via a tweet.

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