International Rounds 2018

The 2018 International Rounds of the 11th annual Price Media Law Moot Court Competition took place in Oxford, England on 9 – 13 April 2018.

This year we had 42 teams representing a diverse range of countries (including Australia, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Iran, Latvia, Lebanon, Singapore, Philippines, Kenya, South Africa, USA etc) argued a complex Competition Case on fake news, 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  University of San Carlos prevailing over the team from Singapore Management University in the final. The Final Bench comprised of former and sitting judges from international and domestic courts : Ineta Ziemele (Constitutional Court of Republic of Latvia), Kriangsak Kittichaisaree (Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea), Mabel Maame Agyemang(Justice of the Court of Appeal Ghana), Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque (European Court of Human Rights), Nicholas Blake (High Court Judge, retired).

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.

During the week we have organised following events around the Mmoot. Sarah Phillimore kicked off on Day 1 with a mooting masterclass, for the participants; Nicole Stremlau and Monroe E. Price launched UNESCO’s flagship publication: World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development, with Omar Al-Ghazzi (LSE) commenting on the same; David Caragliano, Max Slackman, and Monika Bickert from Facebook hosted a Q&A session; and Timothy Garton Ash hosted a discussion on Free Speech in a Connected World. There were two additional special events that allowed participants to speak with the drafters of the Case (David Caragliano) and the Bench Memorandum (Thiago Alves Pinto), as well as have an informal discussion with the Final Bench judges. Highlights of the week include and are also available here.

As always we publish the Brochure for the International Rounds 2018 as a special edition, with all relevant information from last year, that can be found here: International Rounds 2018 Brochure.

More information on these events is available via the following link Final Competition Schedule 2018.