As the Regional Rounds for the 2016 Price Moot Court Competition get underway, national rounds have also begun!
The fourth Afghanistan Media Law Moot Court Competition also called the Afghanistan National Rounds involved 10 universities, including the universities of Alberoni, Balkh, Parwan, Takhar, Kunduz, Jawzjan, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Khost and Paktia, representing wide geographical diversity. Each team consisted of 4 participants, with one professor serving as a coach and mentor. The national rounds will feed into the Middle East Rounds with the top team travelling to Cairo.
The organisation national rounds has been led by Monir Ahmadi. Subsequent rounds will be conducted in English, but the Afghan National Rounds have been conducted in Persian, reflecting the adaptability and flexibility of the Price Moot Court and a desire to be as relevant to the Afghan Legal System as possible.
The moot court has offered a training opportunity for all those involved. The judges for the national rounds were carefully chosen and underwent professional training for their role, which looked at rules, grading and an introduction to the case. These judges came from various backgrounds including, judges, lawyers, professors of law and senior media moot court participants.