10 Feb 2015

WTI-sponsored International Moot Court Competition held in Gujarat

The International Moot Court Competition at Gujarat National Law University, India, has taken place for the seventh year running with WTI support.

The Gujarat International Moot Court (GIMC) was held from 4 to 8 February in Gandhinagar. The winning team was invited to attend WTI’s Summer Academy on International Trade Regulation.  

The GIMC attracted 56 competing teams from India and other countries including Australia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Singapore, the United States and Maldives.

The moot problem of the 2015 edition of the GIMC concerned the WTO Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) agreement and the policy space left to WTO Members to achieve fundamental legitimate objectives such as the protection of human life and health.

Dr Ilaria Espa from the WTI served as a panellist in the Moot Court final round. The other judges were Greg Tereposky (Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais, Ottawa, Canada), Mr V. Laksmikumaran (Founder and Managing Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, India), Mr Ujal Singh Bhatia (Member, WTO Appellate Body) and Ms Indu Malhotra (Senior Counsel, Supreme Court of India).

The WTI awarded the winning team from the National Law University Delhi a scholarship to attend the 2015 Summer Academy on Trade and Investment Governance, taking place from 6 July to 7 August.

During her visit to GNLU Dr Espa also gave a presentation to students on the WTI’s programmes.