Law students of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) have participated in an international event. Three students joined a law competition to negotiate international disputes during the International Negotiation Competition (INC) for Law Students in Oslo, Norway.
To the event lasting from 27 June - 1 July 2017 at University of Oslo, UGM sent three students, Madeliene Teresa Jacobus and Hyevfu Hurin Sabihat as negotiators and Rudang Cecilia Pinem as team manager. They were the only representatives from Indonesia to compete with 31 teams from 27 countries.
Hyevfu explained the UGM team was opposed to strong teams from the U.S., India, Russia, Croatia, Qatar, and Canada. "All teams competed in four rounds, pre-negotiation, negotiation, and reflection, on issues such as manpower contract, cooperation, etc,” she said when contacted on Thursday (6/7).
In her opinion, the INC ran strongly as it was joined by strong teams from all over the world. The UGM was among the young teams that are under 20 years of age. But they were not inconfident and were trying to do their best.
Although they have not grabbed an award from this competition, but the three students said to have gained knowledge and experience during the event, especially in doing negotiation to resolve international disputes. They have also extended their networks globally.
“Thank you to the faculty, university, Indonesian Ambassador to Norway, Mr. Yuwono A. Putrantono, and everyone that has supported us to be able to join this competition,” she said.