The Strathmore University wins the Nuremberg Moot Court 2017


The team from the Strathmore University from Kenya beats the team from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy from Ukraine in an exciting final at the historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice.

The members of the Kenyan team joyously celebrated as the high-ranking jury of judges, chaired by the ICC Judge Prof. Dr. Bertram Schmitt, declared them the winners of the "Nuremberg Moot Court 2017". The Moot Court took place from 26 to 29 July and was organized by the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU). The competition is a simulated trial before the "International Criminal Court".

The student team of the Strathmore University from Kenya, consisting of Cindy Yvette Wakio, Olivia Wambui Njoroge, Lisa Achieng Owino and Catherine Penda, competed against 35 other international teams. In the hypothetical case concerning the fight against drug cartels by security forces in the fictitious state of Naboo, the team was able to successfully convince the panel during the oral pleadings in the Courtroom 600; the historical site of the Nuremberg Trials against the main war criminals of the Nazi regime.

Cindy Yvette Wakio (Strathmore University) and Anastasiia Yermolenko (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy) were awarded best overall speakers of this Moot Court.



An article on the website of the German weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT speaks about Nuremberg The Moot Court 2017. To read the article (in German) click here (external link).




Strathmore University, winner of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2017
Strathmore University, Kenya, winner of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2017
The participants of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2017