UPSA Law School to represent Ghana at 2023 John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition

UPSA Law School will be representing Ghana in the Final Oral Round of the 2023 John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition, following an impressive performance at the Africa Round of the competition.

The final oral round is scheduled to take place from June 13th to 17th, 2023 at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The UPSA team, comprising Comfort Kodi, Dinise Lomokie Dame, Christabel Kwarteng and Emmanuel Nyarko, made history by becoming the first team from the University to progress to the final stages of the renowned global competition.

The competition featured 15 other African universities from seven different countries, including Tunisia, Nigeria, South Africa, Lesotho, Kenya, and Uganda.

As the only Ghanaian university to qualify for the competition, the UPSA Law School team will be representing Ghana to compete against other teams from across the globe.

Other teams that have qualified for the final oral round include Rhodes University from South Africa, as well as Strathmore University and Kabarak University both from Kenya.

The John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition is organized by the European Law Students Association (ELSA), with the support of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The competition is aimed at promoting knowledge of international trade law and WTO dispute settlement procedures, as well as fostering the capacity for meaningful engagement with multilateral institutions over the long term.

During the competition, the participating teams analysed a fictive case and presented their written submissions.

They then argued their case on behalf of a complainant and respondent before a panel of judges, consisting of WTO and other trade law experts. The best four teams from the African regional competitions qualified to join 20 other teams from around the world in the final oral round.

UPSA Law School hosted this year’s Africa Regional Round of the competition, and the university community is proud of the achievement of the UPSA team.


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