The Shenzhen University team claimed the fourth place in the National Round for International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition (ICCMCC). The team secured multiple awards, including the National First Prize, the Best Memorial Team of Prosecution Counsel, and the Winner Best Defense Counsel Speaker, as well as ranked first in the overall score of the preliminary round, and third in the memorial overall ranking. As a result, the team successfully advanced to the 2023 IBA ICCMCC International Round in The Hague, The Netherlands. SZU was the only institution to win the "grand slam" of the competition in terms of the overall score, memorial and court defense awards.
The ICCMCC 2023 China Trials saw the record participation of 66 teams from some of the most renowned law schools in China, such as Tsinghua University, Peking University School of International Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nanjing University, Tongji University, Wuhan University and East China University of Political Science and Law.
Spearheaded by Long Jie from the School of Law, the SZU team was coached by Liang Wenlei, a post-graduate of the Class of 2022, who served as head and Chinese competition coach, while Lu Yifan, an undergraduate student of the Class of 2020, acted as the English competition coach. The team members also included Chen Wen, Zhu Zhaoxi, Kuang Rongyao, Zheng Nanhong, Xu Danru, Mei Yawen, Zhao Yimiao, Liu Chengmei and Zhou Yixi.Despite being a young team composed primarily of second-year undergraduates, the SZU team rose to the challenge, creating another brilliant chapter in the university's history of participating in the ICCMCC.
Zhu Zhaoxi, one of the team’s speakers, said that he has been preparing intensely for thecompetition for nearly half a year since October last year. For him, the most precious thing was not the final awards, but the strong bonds forged with his team. He expressed sincere thanks to every teammate and coach who had stood shoulder-to-shoulder with him on this ICC journey and also felt grateful to his senior schoolmates who had given him support along the way.