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The HSE team reached semifinals in the International Criminal Court Moot Competition

The HSE Faculty of Law team advanced to the semifinals of the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition which took place from 2 to 7 June, in The Hague, the Netherlands. For the first time since 2014 the Russian team participated in the English version of the ICC Moot and made it to the top-9 among all 69 teams from all over the world.

The HSE team was composed of 4th-year undergraduate student Ekaterina Gostiukhinaand 3rd-year undergraduate students Olga KudinovaTimur Murzagulov, and Tatiana Kuznetsova. They were coached by Gleb Bogush, Associate Professor of the HSE School of General and Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, and Nataliya Sekretareva, Doctoral Student of the HSE Graduate School of Law. 

The ICC Moot Court Competition is a simulation of a hearing before the International Criminal Court. The English version of the Competition attracts law students from all over the world.

The team was ranked among the nine best teams in the world having competed teams from Hungary, Canada, South Africa, Egypt, Singapore, Norway, Ireland, and Indonesia. The semifinal round was held between the HSE team and teams from Tribhuvan University (Nepal) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong). The winner of the final round was Leiden University (The Netherlands). 

The team would like to express its gratitude to the HSE Endowment Fund, Faculty of law administration and also to all those who supported the team in this endeavor.