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Centre for Human Rights 2023 Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition

The Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is an international human rights law moot court competition.

Participation in the Competition is open to students from all universities in the world. The Competition involves a written phase after which teams are selected for the oral phase. Teams argue a hypothetical case on issues of international human rights law, as if they were before a hypothetical world Human Rights Court, on the basis of the International Bill of Human Rights and other applicable (such as regional) human rights instruments.

The 2020 Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will include a one-day event, designed to expose students to the work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as well as the Human Rights Council. This will involve personal interaction with senior staff members of both institutions who are involved key activities and processes. This practical exercise promises to be an eye –opening and personally enriching series of encounters which will add value to what many World Moot participants have already described as the highlight of their university studies.

About Centre for Human Rights

Recognised internationally for excellence in human rights law in Africa, the Centre for Human Rights is uniquely positioned as both an academic department and a non-governmental organisation. A leader in human rights education in Africa, the Centre works towards a greater awareness of human rights, the wide dissemination of publications on human rights in Africa, and the improvement of the rights of women, people living with HIV, indigenous peoples, sexual minorities and other disadvantaged or marginalised persons or groups across the continent The Centre was established in the Faculty of L... continue reading

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Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Application Deadline27 Apr 2023
Country to studySwitzerland
TypeContest
Course to studyView courses
SponsorCentre for Human Rights
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition

  • No registration fees are charged

Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition Courses


Requirements for Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition Qualification

  • The Competition is open to both undergraduate and master’s degree law students.
  • A team of two students from each university – preferably one woman and one man – is invited to participate.

Interview date, Process and Venue for Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Selection Process: 

  • In the preliminary rounds the students submit heads of argument for a hypothetical case, which are assessed by a panel of experts.
  • The best 10 teams from each UN region are then invited to participate in the pre-final and final rounds of the Competition in Geneva. Here, teams have to argue the two sides of the hypothetical case, the Applicant and the Respondent, before a ‘bench’ of human rights experts.
  • The two best teams proceed to the final round, which is presided over by judges from international courts and tribunals. The Competition will be held in English and French.

Application Deadline

April 27, 2023


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Centre for Human Rights on www.chr.up.ac.za to apply

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