GMW lawyer Judge at The Hague Moot Court 2012

The Hague Moot Court 2012: First Competition

Fraukje Panis will act as a judge in the first International Moot Court competition for high schools this week. The Justice Resource Center (JRC) Inc. has developed this event, in partnership with the Municipality of The Hague, and in conjunction with the International Bar Association (IBA-England).

The International Moot Court came out of the highly-acclaimed MENTOR law firm/school partnership program in the United States. The International Moot Court for high schools is the next step. This competition will give high school students an exceptional opportunity to argue in The Hague, develop in-depth knowledge of the International Criminal Court, and to enjoy exchanging ideas with students from other countries.

Theme: Child Soldiers 

The theme of this first competition is Child Soldiers, a timely and compelling issue. The International Bar Association will write an issue on child soldiers that the students will debate. This should afford students and their coaches ample time to prepare for what will be an educational experience which is second to none.

GMW lawyers has good faith in the fair verdict of Fraukje Panis in her ancillary position as a judge.


This article was updated November 2017.