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Civitas Maxima puts students in the hot seat in mock war crimes trial

This article originally appeared on Geneva Solutions

Alain Werner is a lawyer/director of Civitas Maxima, the Swiss NGO fighting for international justice. He organized a mock trial event on Zoom in partnership with Philanthropic Adventures, an educational platform, and the International School of Geneva. The trial took place in a fake country called Ulumalu and was carried out by a group of convincing students. The original idea came from Paola Genovese, founder of Philanthropic Adventures, an educational platform for young people to learn and find inspiration about social and environmental issues. Civitas Maxima has used mock trials as a tool to raise awareness related to war crimes in Philadelphia in 2017 and 2018 and with a theatre company in Liberia in 2019.

If you are a young professional or know of undergraduate students interested in International Law, this article will interest you!

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