Asia CLE Mock Sentencing Hearing

Workshop & Event

Asia CLE Mock Sentencing Hearing Practice & Evaluation

All times are in Bangkok Time

25 February 2024

25 Feb 2024

Asia CLE Mock Sentencing Hearing Practice & Evaluation

Time

Sessions

9:30 am – 10:45 am

Mock CLE Sentencing Hearing Practice and Evaluation

Team 1 – Team 2

10:45 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Mock CLE Sentencing Hearing Practice and Evaluation

Team 3 – Team 4

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Mock CLE Sentencing Hearing Practice and Evaluation

Team 5 – Team 6

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Mock CLE Sentencing Hearing Practice and Evaluation

Team 7 – Team 8

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

 

Event Survey and Logistics Announcement

 

Asia CLE Mock Sentencing Hearing Steps

2024 Asia CLE Mock Sentencing Hearing Workshop & Event

As a means to support and strengthen the value of the rule of law, fair trial and access to justice in the region, as well as raise awareness of Gender Based Violence (GBV), and ways and means to combat GBV, BABSEACLE, along with many of its justice sector partners, will be organizing the “2024 Asia CLE Mock Sentencing Hearing Workshops and Event”. This virtual legal training will provide a platform for future legal practitioners from many countries throughout Asia, to improve their legal skills, to expand their substantive legal knowledge, and strengthen their appreciation of fair trial, access to justice and Rule of Law principles. The virtual events will take place during the months of February – March 2024.

2024 Asia CLE Mock Sentencing Hearing Details

Building on the success of these above events, the 2024 Asia CLE Mock Sentencing Hearing is a collaborative, practical learning experience with subject matter that focuses on relevant legal issues and social justice outcomes. It is an abbreviated form of the Standard/Traditional Mock Trial. Participants are involved in the sentencing hearing phase of a GBV related case which focuses on what should be the appropriate penalty for a person who has already been found guilty, or pled guilty, during a criminal trial. 

These types of hearings provide students with an insight into court sentencing procedures and potential penalties of crimes that breach the criminal code. They further develop students’ knowledge, values and skills in relation to court procedure and sentencing hearings, in-line with both local and international court procedure standards and practice. 

The training and case scenarios will focus on the core principles of fair trial, access to justice and Rule of Law. Participants will have the first-hand opportunity to practice legal, analytical, and advocacy skills in a simulated courtroom, learn about courtroom procedure in a hearing and to gain an appreciation of the importance of court etiquette, legal ethics and the Rule of Law in actual law practice. Of equal importance, Participants are shown clear examples of what a fair trial should and can be.

 In order to qualify for selection, a participant must:

  • Be actively involved and committed to their university clinical legal education (CLE) programs or to programs at their university supporting pro bono and/or access to justice; Page 2 of 4
  • Have a solid knowledge of the English language (Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading), because the training will be conducted in English;
  • Have access to a computer or laptop with a strong internet connection because the training will be conducted virtually via Zoom app. (Students should not share a computer or laptop because it can be challenging for student selection and evaluation for the regional workshop and event.);
  • Available and commit to actively participating in all the training sessions;
  • Be currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Law program.

Training Platform

The training will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Workshop and Event Timeline

Workshop

February 3, 2024

Workshop for participants from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Philippines, and Vietnam

February 10, 2024

Workshop for participants from Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

Practice Rounds

February 24-25, 2024

Teams will be formed and chosen by the workshop and event committee. Each team will consist of main players and alternates. The prosecution/plaintiff and/or defense/defendant parties will be selected by each team and must represent gender equality. At this stage, participants will have the opportunity to practice prior to the event.

Main Event

March 9, 2024

The semi-final rounds will be held in the morning, with two sessions running concurrently. The teams that advance from these rounds will then proceed to the final, scheduled for the afternoon.