International Rounds 2016

The 2016 International Rounds of the 9th annual Price Media Law Moot Court Competition took place in Oxford, England on 30 March – 2 April 2016.

This year we had 37 teams representing a diverse range of countries (including Australia, Bahamas, China, Lithuania, Serbia, Jordan, Malaysia, Uganda, Kenya and the USA) argued a complex case on  hate speech, free speech  and the regulation of social media before distinguished benches of lawyers, academics and practitioners from the media industry serving as judges. The quality of arguments was impressive, each year we are surprised with the teams and there efforts. Competition culminated with the team from the Singapore Management prevailing over the team from Jindal Global Law School, India 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.

All participants during event attended a programme alongside the competition, such as Opening Seminar: “Is there a global crisis in media law and its application?”  and a well known workshop on “Securing Freedom of Expression through the UN Human Rights Special Procedures” delivered by experts Ms Smita Shah, barrister and Mr Jonathan McCully, Junior Legal Officer, Media Legal Defence Initiative. We also had Discussion with Monika Bickert, Facebook and Steve Crown, Microsoft with a topic “The Role of Companies in Addressing Online Hate Speech”.

As always we publish the Brochure for the International Rounds 2016, with all relevant information from last year, that can be found here: International Rounds 2016 Brochure   

More information on these events is available via the following link Final Competition Schedule 2016.

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