International Rounds 2017

The 2017 International Rounds of the 10th annual Price Media Law Moot Court Competition took place in Oxford, England on 3 – 7 April 2017.

This year we had 44 teams representing a diverse range of countries (including Australia, Bangladesh, China, Ghana, Iran Lithuania, Singapore, Philippines, Uganda, Kenya, USA etc) argued a complex Competition 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 this year especially. Competition culminated with the team from the Singapore Management University prevailing over the team from University of Oxford 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 had an opportunity to attended a one-day Conference to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Price Moot Court before moot kicked, named “A GLOBAL ONSLAUGHT ON EXISTING SPEECH NORMS AND INSTITUTIONS: COPING WITH HATE SPEECH, FAKE NEWS AND ONLINE VIOLENT EXTREMISM”. This event gathered great speakers from all over the world.

As well during the week we have organised following Seminars “Engaging in a Global Assessment: UNESCO’s study on World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development” and “Brexit and beyond: changes to the legal and regulatory landscape of international communication”. Also at the Oxford Internet Institute Rebecca MacKinnon held a talk “Building a global standard for ICT sector accountability on privacy and freedom of expression”.

As always we publish the Brochure for the International Rounds 2017 as a special edition, with all relevant information from last year, that can be found here: International Rounds 2017 Brochure.

More information on these events is available via the following link Final Competition Schedule 2017.