By CrossRiverWatch Admin
Students of the Faculty of Law University of Calabar emerged winners of the 8th Africa Regional round of Manfred Lachs International Space Law Moot Court Competition.
The two days competition which held in Pretoria, South Africa on the 9th and 10th May, 2019 had selected law students from Africa countries.
Representing the International Law Students Association (ILSA), University of Calabar, the trio: Ebuka Nelly-Helen Neji, Kaunda John C. and Ushie Augustine Eneji competed against Makerere University, Uganda and The University of Pretoria, South Africa, to advance to the finals where they took on another Nigerian University, the Niger Delta University, Nigeria to emerge first in Africa.
It is the first time the University of Calabar is participating the competition.
The team was led by Nelly-Helen Neji will proceed to Washington DC, USA to represent the Africa Region at the world finals.
Nelly-Helen Neji also emerged as the best oralist from the competition.
Speaking with Nelly-Helen, she attributed their success to “hard work, incurable optimism, tenacity and God’s grace.”
Each year the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) together with the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) organizes the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition (MLMC).
The regional winners from Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and North America will compete in the world finals which are held in conjunction with the annual International Astronautical Congress.
The world final of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition has the distinction of being judged by three sitting judges of the International Court of Justice.
The participants are expected to learn the rudiments of space technology and the principles governing space related activities and then apply their knowledge during the competition.
Culled from DNL Legal and Style.
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