UNIUYO Law Faculty Wins 2022 International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition (IHLMC)
The University of Uyo (UNIUYO) emerged overall winners of the 2022 International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition (IHLMC) that took place from 6th – 7th July, 2022 in Abuja
The Dean, Faculty of Law, Prof. Mojisola Eseyin, disclosed this when she led some staff of the Faculty on a courtesy visit on the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Prof. Nyaudoh Ndaeyo at the Council Chamber, Main Campus on Monday, November 7, 2022.
Addressing the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eseyin disclosed that, the Faculty of Law, University of Uyo, had won the 11th International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC). She further disclosed that, UNIUYO having won at the national rounds, shall represent Nigeria at the regional rounds in Tanzania.
The Dean explained that the ICRC which was established in 1863, operates worldwide, with the aim of helping those affected by conflict and violence, also poised at promoting laws that protect victims of war. She stated further that ICRC is an independent and neutral organization that moots its mandate from the Geneva Convention of 1949 in Geneva, Switzerland.
According to her, “ICRC takes action in response to emergency, International Humanitarian Law and its implementation. It also organizes International Humanitarian Law Competition for Universities yearly.
The Faculty was represented by
-Edem, Edem Uwem,
– Ndianaabasi George.
For the records, this win makes it the fourth time Faculty of Law, University of Uyo has emerged overall winners, making it the only University in Nigeria to win four times in history.
First, UniUyo won in 2015.
Second, UniUyo won in 2017.
Third , Uniuyo won in 2019 .
Forth , Uniuyo won in 2022.
Prof. Eseyin hinted that the secret behind such fit is evidence that the University Management under the leadership of Prof. Nyaudoh Ndaeyo has provided enabling environment for the Faculty of Law to teach and research to uphold academic excellence.
She presented a trophy won to the Vice-Chancellor.
Responding, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Prof. Nyaudoh Ndaeyo appreciated God for the journey mercy granted the students and staff in the competition and informed the Faculty that, the Management of the University received the goodnews of their success with joy and gladness, adding that, he was impressed with the success.
The Vice-Chancellor attributed the success UNIUYO recorded in the just concluded 2022 International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition to hard work, diligence and love students of the University have for reading both at day and night.
He specifically thanked Students in the Faculty of Law for a successful outing in Abuja, urging them to continue to remain good ambassadors of the University of Uyo wherever they find themselves.
Prof. Ndaeyo also commended the Lecturers and Staff in the Faculty of Law for a job well done and also eulogized them for their sacrifice to keep “UNIUYO a Brand”.
The Vice-Chancellor who felt so excited again said that, the win was not just for the University of Uyo but for Nigeria, as the competition was organized to project the image of African Universities.
He prayed God to continually bless the students as they are the present hope of the University of Uyo.
The Vice-Chancellor directed the Acting Registrar to forward Recommendation letter to the students.
With the Vice-Chancellor were:
-Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Enoidem Usoro;
-Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Prof. Anthony Udoh;
– Acting Registrar, Mr. Linus Okoko;
-Bursar, Dr. Imoh Markson;
-Acting University Librarian, Dr. Iwat Udofia.
While the Dean of Law was accompanied by: -Vice Dean of Law, Dr. Eyak Ntekim,
-HoD, Public Law, Dr. Samuel Inyang;
– Deputy Director of Research and Development Centre, Dr. Idorenyin Eyo.