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STL Moot Team Ranked Top 4 at the Asia-Pacific Rounds of the 16th Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition

The Asia-Pacific Rounds of the 16th Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition was held online December19-21. STL Moot Team rankedtop 4out ofthe fierce competition. Mooter Cheng Fangfei receivedthe“Best Oralist" in the preliminary round.

Price Moot was founded by the University of Oxford in 2008. The vision of thecompetition is to encourage law students worldwide to engage in legal research on cutting-edge human rights issues and debate about the legal points behind them in the context of the rising social networking platforms and information technology innovations. Themed on international human rights laws, the Price Moot has been recognized as one of the“Grand Slam Moots”for its professionalism in judging and its worldwide participation.

This year, the competition focuses on the role of social media platforms, state schools and the state in protecting citizens' human rights. In addition to freedom of expression and the right to privacy,italso incorporates the State's positive obligationsarising from the right to an effective remedy, which requirestheStatestoprotect thecitizensagainsttheinhuman and degrading treatmentof third partiesin this fierceinformation age.

STL Moot Team consists of four 3L students: Cheng Fangfei, Liu Xing, Xiao Nan and Yang Wenxin.The team got a lot of support and help fromQiu Xiaoya,director of moot court competitions and senior C.V. Starrlecturerat STL, C.V.StarrlecturerPu Jinke, assistant dean Chrisitan Pangilinanand student tutor Huang Shichen(’20). The team will continue to attend international roundof the 16th Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition in the coming summer.

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