Razom Ticket: Ukrainian Team placed second at the regional Moot Court Competition and going to Geneva for finals

Razom Ticket is happy to share wonderful news – the team from Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, who we supported through the 27th Stetson Environmental of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition, has placed *second* and will be heading to the final round in Geneva in June!

The international competition took place in early April in Salzburg, Austria bringing together students from all over the world to practice World Trade Organization law in front of a panel of experts. The goal is to deepen knowledge of international trade law, WTO dispute settlement procedures, and enhance capacity for meaningful participation in multilateral trade. Participants have the opportunity to establish contacts with people from all over the world, meet top trade law experts & WTO professionals, and gain professional experience.

One of the team members, Solomiia, shares:

“The progress we made together with my teammates during these few days gives us an impetus to move further towards a great result at the final round of the competition in Geneva in June. Without my dear teammates and our wonderful coach, the journey through WTO law in general and the oral rounds in Salzburg would not have been so fruitful and insightful. We’d like to thank the people who made our participation possible- Razom, who provided full financial support for our team every step of the way in Salzburg.

Anna adds: “To be honest, this week in Salzburg is one of the best experiences in my life. I could not overestimate the value of networking with truly gifted students, their coaches, and of course, panelists – the best professionals of the trade law. Of course, the greatest pleasure was to finally meet the whole team in person.

Nowadays, such occasions are rare and thus so valuable. Last but not least, I received one more boost to explore international trade law. At the moment, I cannot wait to start preparing for the Geneva rounds!”

Another part of the competition was held from April 13-15, 2023, at Stetson Law in Gulfport, Florida, where 23 teams from 14 countries participated, showcasing their expertise in international laws concerning the environment. The Ukrainian team played in four preliminary rounds with teams such as the Philippines, Ireland, Brazil and India.

One of the participants, Olha Holovko, ranked among the top 8 speakers and received 4th place Oralist Awards for the Preliminary Rounds.

Kateryna Skichko, who was part of the training team, presented research on the war’s influence on world ecology, including a proposal to criminalize ecocide on an international level.

The Stetson Moot, organized by the Institute of Biodiversity Law and Policy at Stetson University, is the world’s leading competition on global environmental law issues such as conservation and sustainability.

As it is essentially an international law moot, it simulates proceedings before the International Court of Justice. Judges of the competition are usually environmental law academics and experts.

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