The Public International Law Department at PUA’s Faculty of Legal Studies and International Relations organized a mock trial for South Africa’s lawsuit before the International Court of Justice. This activity was designed to train students in pleading skills before international courts, which have the authority to consider cases referred by parties, as well as issues specifically outlined in the Charter of the United Nations, applicable treaties, and agreements.

The mock trial provided an immersive learning experience where students engaged in realistic legal proceedings. The department also facilitated practical training sessions at its Courtroom, simulating the structure and procedures of a mock trial before the judges of the International Court of Justice. During these sessions, students took on the roles of various international parties involved in the trial.

A mock session was held where the arguments of the teams representing both sides were presented. This exercise not only enhanced the students’ legal knowledge but also honed their practical skills in international law, preparing them for future careers in the field.