International Rounds 2015

The 2015 International Rounds of the 8th annual Price Media Law Moot Court Competition took place in Oxford, England on 24-27 March 2015.

35 teams representing a diverse range of countries (including Belarus, China, Ecuador, Egypt, Pakistan, Tanzania and the USA) argued a complex case on free speech, religious expression and the regulation of social media before distinguished benches of lawyers, academics and practicioners from the media industry serving as judges. The quality of arguments was impressive and the competition was very close, culminating with the team from the Philippines prevailing over the team from Singapore in the final. Please click the tabs above for the full International Rounds results (as well as links to this year’s prior Regional Rounds results) and for the list of judges and their bios.

Participants also attended a programme of engaging events alongside the competition, such as a seminar on ‘Religion, Secularism and the Public Sphere: New Challenges to the Rule of Law’ sponsored by The Guardian, and a workshop on ‘Securing Freedom of Expression through the United Nations Special Procedures’ delivered by experts from the Media Legal Defence Initiative, Oxford University and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. More information on these events is available via the following links:

2015 Price Moot Court International Rounds Competition Schedule
The Guardian Seminar on Religion, Secularism and the Public Sphere: New Challenges to the Rule of Law
Launch of a Special Series on Freedom of Expression in partnership with the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog
Monroe Price Oxford Book Launch: Free Expression, Globalism and the New Strategic Communication
Workshop: Securing Freedom of Expression through the United National Special Procedures