Greek university law students from the Democritus University of Thrace have been crowned world champions in an international law competition.
Specifically, the team from the Democritus University of Thrace have been awarded first prize after winning the final round of the Telders International law Moot Court Competition 2021.
Following their win the students met with Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias who praised their achievement and noted the significance of International Law and of the Law of the Sea, during their meeting at the ministry on Tuesday.
"International Law is -and has always been- a pillar for us, over time and during all of the country's governments," noted Dendias, and gave his warm congratulations to the students, also on behalf of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and on behalf of the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
The Winners of the Awards of the 2021 Competition are:
Highest Overall Score: Team 15, Greece
Best Memorial Applicant: Team 35, Ukraine (National University of Kyiv Mohyla)
Best Memorial Respondent: Team 4, Switzerland
Best Oral Argumentation On behalf of the Applicant: ex aequo Team 21 Belarus, and Team 36 Romania (University of Timisoara)
Best Oral Argumentation On behalf of the Respondent: ex aequo Team 7 Scotland, and Team 30 Netherlands (VU University Amsterdam)
Best Oralist Award, Runner up: Niall Burnie, Team 7
Best Oralist Award, Jack Jones, Team 7
Best Judge Award: Axelle Cartier
According to the organisers, "the main objective of the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition is to challenge students to excel in international law, consequently testing their creativity and powers of persuasion in a friendly competition. Students and academic staff throughout Europe consider participation to be a great honour and a wonderful experience. By attracting participants from universities all over Europe the Competition also encourages European interaction and integration."