Law students compete in Tanzania
Mafikeng - The Law Faculty on the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) participated at the International Humanitarian Law moot Competition at Arusha, Tanzania for the first time in its history.
The Law Faculty was represented by Ms Tarisai Mugunyani, Mr Errol Melamu and Mr Levy Letsholo. The three students were 3rd year Law Students in 2009 and they represented all other universities in South Africa.
Adv Kesolofetse Lefenya, member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Pretoria Delegation, Academic Circles, assisted the students with preparations for the competition by giving them lectures on International Humanitarian Law (IHL). She emphasised knowledge and dissemination of IHL to all, such as civilian population and members of armed forces.
This competition was financed y the ICRC, Pretoria delegation and the Faculty of Law. The Mafikeng Campus team qualified for the finals against University of Zimbabwe and obtained the second position afterwards. Ms Tarisai Mugunyani also received an award for best oralist in the competition and an offer for intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
“I am very proud of the students’ achievement, and even more so that it was the first time our University and our Campus participated in this kind of competition.
The students worked through their November examination period in preparation for the competition and sacrificed a lot in the process. In future, given the opportunity, I believe that we can win. IHL is in my heart and for that I thank Prof Garth Abraham from the Wits University, the ICRC and the students themselves. I will continue spreading the gospel of IHL”, exclaimed Adv Lefenya.
Adv Kesolofetse Lefenya (left) with Mr Errol Melamu, Ms Tarisai Mugunyani and Mr Levy Letsholo
Published by: Pertunia Thulo
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