Law students of Universitas Gadjah Mada came out in the fourth place during the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition (ICCMCC) in Den Haag, the Netherlands, from 22-27 May, organised by University of Leiden and International Criminal Court Hollands. The UGM team beat 55 teams from 44 countries.
The UGM team consisted of 6 delegates, 2 managers and 2 trainers. They are Wyncent Halim, Bidadari Respaty, M.Ryandaru Danisworo, Kay Jessica, Regina Wangsa, and Canna Ochthalia.
Wyncent Halim was even announced as Best Prosecutor in the competition. “I was very happy to be the Best Prosecutor of all prosecutors competing from 44 countries. In each level, we had to deal with government lawyers and lawyers for victims from university,” Wyncent Halim expressed his joy during talks with reporters at Faculty of Law UGM on Friday (11/6).
ICCMCC is the most prestigious moot court competition internationally, with a total of 112 teams participating. But only 60 best teams are entitled to compete at the international level.
“This year is the third round for UGM to send delegates to the event and the only Indonesian representative. Last year we finished at 29th place,” said Dean of the Faculty, Prof. M. Hawin, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D., adding that this was the best achievement they have made so far, even one delegate became the Best Prosecutor.
Supervising lecturer, Prof. Edy OS Hiarej, said it was not easy to prepare for the event. The team was formed since six months ago with most of them being new students and sophomores. They were all enthusiastic to get them prepared for the competition, learning hard the international criminal laws that normally are given to students at semester 5 and 6. Prof. Hiarej was exceptioanlly proud of the achievements of his students, saying, “This is the maximum results of their hard work, UGM students are capable at the world level,” he said.
Previously, the UGM team had beaten teams from prestigious universities such as Leiden University, Bond Universyty, University of Luxembourg, Freidburg University, University of Windsor and University of Cape Town.