Oct 14, 2022
From Tuesday, August 23 to Thursday, August 25, Assistant Professor Dr. Miharu Hirano's seminar students, Haruki Tsukada (College of Asia Pacific Studies, Japan), Nguyen Thu Thuy (College of Asia Pacific Studies, Vietnam), and Ghozaly Ghiandi Amna (College of Asia Pacific Studies, Indonesia), participated in the Asia Cup International Law Moot Court Competition 2022. This marks the second year in which the APU team have passed the preliminary rounds to represent Japan in the competition.
The team passed the written submission screening as a domestic qualifier and competed in the oral round against teams representing other Asian countries. The team was ranked 8th in the written submission and 7th in the oral pleading. Ghozaly, who presented oral pleading on behalf of the applicant, placed 5th in the Top Oralist rankings, becoming the first student from APU to be awarded as an oralist.
This international competition, hosted by the Japan Society of International Law and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and in support by the Nippon Foundation, opened in 1999 to students throughout Asia to establish “Rule of Law” throughout the region, disseminate information on international law, and create networks among talented minds in Asia.
Following the team’s achievement, we hope APU comes back stronger in the following years.