San Agustin College of Law Emerges Victorious in International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition

The University of San Agustin College of Law (USA COL) has clinched the championship title at the 22nd Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Competition held from March 6 to 9 in Hong Kong. With 22 teams hailing from various Asia-Pacific countries, this win marks the first time since 2005 that a Philippine team has won in the full in-person format of the event. They beat the team in Thailand in the final round.

Samantha Grajo, the team captain, was also honored with the Best Mooter award, further highlighting their outstanding performance. The USA-COL team includes Isaiah Daniel Javier, Glyngie Erika Basilan, and Carla Faith Aquino, coached by Atty. Anfred Panes.

Organized by the International Committee on the Red Cross, this competition serves as a platform for promoting and upholding humanitarian law and principles.

As the world commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, which form the cornerstone of IHL, initiatives such as these play a pivotal role in fostering a culture of respect for human dignity and mitigating the devastating impact of armed conflict.

In celebrating the University of San Agustin’s remarkable achievement, we also reaffirm our collective commitment to advancing the cause of humanitarianism and justice. Their victory serves as a poignant reminder of the transformative power of education, advocacy, and collective action in building a more just and compassionate world.

Furthermore, another team from the college is set to represent the institution in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Rounds in the United States this April, aiming to continue the legacy of excellence and bring further acclaim to the university on the global stage.

Bulahan! Viva San Agustin!