Phil. team from Ateneo Law School wins Int’l Children’s Rights Moot Court final round

April 08, 2019
The Philippine team from the Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC) of the Ateneo Law School won the final round of the International Children’s Rights Moot Court in Leiden, the Netherlands besting the Leiden University team. The team was comprised of junior and senior law students namely Marlo Carrasco (who also won Best Speaker), Jasmine Leaño, Margarita de Chavez, Ryan Pelongco and was coached by Atty. Klarise Estorninos-Cajucom, faculty of the Ateneo Law School. The team also won Best Applicant oral pleading and Best Respondent oral pleading. They were supported by the Dutch Embassy in Manila, the Ateneo Law School, and several alumni interns of the Ateneo Human Rights Center.
 
The Children's Rights Moot Court Competition was a three-day competition, consisting of two days of preliminary rounds, and the final round on the third day. The Competition took place from 3 April to 5 April 2019 in Leiden University, the Netherlands.
 
The participating student-teams pleaded a fictitious case which involves a dispute between a state and a child/group of children. This dispute was brought before a fictitious international court following the rules of procedure of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Each student-team had to represent the Applicant (i.e. child) and the Respondent (i.e. state) respectively, both in writing and through oral arguments.

The Ateneo team with the judges for the final round L-R: Marga de Chavez, Ryan Pelongco, Judge Janet Nosworthy (Special Tribunal for Lebanon), Ann Skelton (UN CRC Committee Member), Tulika Bansal (Danish Institute for Human Rights), Marlo Carrasco, Jasmine Leaño, Prof. Ton Liefaard (Vice Dean, Leiden Law School), Atty. Klarise Estorninos-Cajucom (coach)
The Ateneo team with the judges for the final round L-R: Marga de Chavez, Ryan Pelongco, Judge Janet Nosworthy (Special Tribunal for Lebanon), Ann Skelton (UN CRC Committee Member), Tulika Bansal (Danish Institute for Human Rights), Marlo Carrasco, Jasmine Leaño, Prof. Ton Liefaard (Vice Dean, Leiden Law School), Atty. Klarise Estorninos-Cajucom (coach)

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  • Phil. team from Ateneo Law School wins Int’l Children’s Rights Moot Court final round
    Monday, April 08, 2019
    The Philippine team from the Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC) of the Ateneo Law School won the final round of the International Children’s Rights Moot Court in Leiden, the Netherlands besting the Leiden University team. The team was comprised of junior and senior law students namely Marlo Carrasco (who also won Best Speaker), Jasmine Leaño, Margarita de Chavez, Ryan Pelongco and was coached by Atty. Klarise Estorninos-Cajucom, faculty of the Ateneo Law School. The team also won Best Applicant oral pleading and Best Respondent oral pleading. They were supported by the Dutch Embassy in Manila, the Ateneo Law School, and several alumni interns of the Ateneo Human Rights Center.
     
    The Children's Rights Moot Court Competition was a three-day competition, consisting of two days of preliminary rounds, and the final round on the third day. The Competition took place from 3 April to 5 April 2019 in Leiden University, the Netherlands.
     
    The participating student-teams pleaded a fictitious case which involves a dispute between a state and a child/group of children. This dispute was brought before a fictitious international court following the rules of procedure of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. Each student-team had to represent the Applicant (i.e. child) and the Respondent (i.e. state) respectively, both in writing and through oral arguments.

    The Ateneo team with the judges for the final round L-R: Marga de Chavez, Ryan Pelongco, Judge Janet Nosworthy (Special Tribunal for Lebanon), Ann Skelton (UN CRC Committee Member), Tulika Bansal (Danish Institute for Human Rights), Marlo Carrasco, Jasmine Leaño, Prof. Ton Liefaard (Vice Dean, Leiden Law School), Atty. Klarise Estorninos-Cajucom (coach)
    The Ateneo team with the judges for the final round L-R: Marga de Chavez, Ryan Pelongco, Judge Janet Nosworthy (Special Tribunal for Lebanon), Ann Skelton (UN CRC Committee Member), Tulika Bansal (Danish Institute for Human Rights), Marlo Carrasco, Jasmine Leaño, Prof. Ton Liefaard (Vice Dean, Leiden Law School), Atty. Klarise Estorninos-Cajucom (coach)