Afghanistan and Sri Lanka – CLDP Launches the 2020-21 John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition

April 8, 2021 - April 9, 2021

CLDP, in coordination with the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) and the Sri Lankan Moot Court Bench has selected a team of 5 students from AUAF and two teams of 4 students from the University of Colombo and the Sri Lanka Law College to participate in the 2021 John H. Jackson (WTO) Moot Court Competition. The students were selected after a three-step evaluation process: 1) written submissions, 2) oral rounds, and 3) virtual interviews. Starting in September, each team will meet (virtually) each week with their coaches to start preparing for their written submissions (due in January) and their oral arguments in preparation for the regional round of the competition in April of 2021. The effort to provide WTO and trade law training for the future Afghan and Sri Lankan lawyers is in line with our objective to increase WTO compliance in both countries which will in turn promote free trade and lead to economic growth in the region.