WIUT Commercial Law Students are among the Finalists in Gavel Moot Court Competition
Gavel Moot Court Competition, the first Central Asian Moot, is taking place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on May 25-26. It should be noted that the moot is a simulation of an arbitration process, where students prepare their written memorials on the basis of the problem published by the organizers of the moot, which is followed by the oral pleadings, where the students represent either the claimant or respondent. This year's problem is based on a multi-million dollar investment dispute arisen between an investor and a host state whereas the Moot itself is marked with the participation of the teams from 12 prestigious and highly ranked universities of Central Asian countries. Among them, there are KIMEP, Ala-Too International University, Manas, Kazakhstan State University, National University of Tajikistan, and others. As concerns the Republic of Uzbekistan, the students of Westminster International University in Tashkent are representing the country in the current Moot.
The performance of the teams in the Moot is being assessed by the leading experts in the field of international investment and commercial arbitration, practicing lawyers, specialists of government agencies, and university professors.
As a result of hard work and perseverance, WIUT students outperformed other university teams and have been successful in reaching the final round of the Gavel Moot. The students are accompanied and supported in their participation in the Moot in Bishkek by the course leader of Commercial Law Department of the University, Mrs. Malika Mukimova as well as by Ms. Feruza Bobokulova, who is also serving as an arbitrator of the Moot.
Final: The students of WIUT gained the Best Memorial award (Nadina Akhmedova and Shakhnoza Safarova) and the best Oralist award (Madina Shamuratova), with two WIUT teams securing the top score at the competition.
Congratulations to our students and teachers!