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The 25th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition is organised by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria in collaboration with the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and The University of The Gambia from 3 to 8 October 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa

2016 marks a quarter of a century since the first African Human Rights Moot Court Competition was first held in Harare, Zimbabwe. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Centre for Human Rights. In celebration of these two milestones, the Centre for Human Rights, the University of The Gambia and the African Commission will co-organise the 25th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

The African Human Rights Moot Court Competition is the largest gathering of students, academics and judges around the theme of human rights in Africa. This annual event brings together all law faculties in Africa, whose top students argue a hypothetical human rights case as if they were before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Competition aims to prepare a new generation of lawyers to argue cases of alleged human rights violations before the African Court.

Since its creation in 1992, 142 universities from 49 African countries have taken part in tis permanent fixture on the Africa legal education calendar. The Moot has been a catalyst for the establishment of the leading programmes in the field of human rights teaching and research in Africa. In 2015, the 24th edition of the Moot Court Competition was co-organised by and hosted at the School of Law, University of Zambia, bringing together 183 participants in 61 teams from 20 African countries.

In 2016, the Moot Competition will tackle issues on the legality of withdrawal from the African Court’s jurisdiction by African states, conditions of detention, freedom of association, gender and human rights of women.

Due to the alarming human rights situation in The Gambia, not having received guarantees regarding free expression and safe stay of Moot participants, the Moot Competition has been relocated to Pretoria, South Africa, with new dates:
3 - 8 October 2016.

Results

ENGLISH RESULTS

The top 10 English teams from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  2. University of Pretoria, South Africa
  3. Makerere University, Uganda
  4. Strathmore University, Kenya
  5. Moi University, Kenya
  6. University of Lagos, Nigeria
  7. Midlands State University, Zimbabwe
  8. University of the Gambia
  9. Kabarak University, Kenya
  10. University of Nairobi, Kenya

The top 10 English oralists from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Thomas White, University of Pretoria, South Africa (84.3958)
  2. Sandra Muthoni Bucha, Strathmore University, Kenya (82.2708)
  3. Mudzuli Rakhivhane, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (82.0833)
  4. Onwabile Gasela Avuyile, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (82.0625)
  5. Abel Ndlovu, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe (81.2292)
  6. Tatenda Brian Madziba, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe (81.2083)
  7. Thandeka Nokwanda Khoza, University of Pretoria, South Africa (80.8958)
  8. Phyllis Kasyoka  Mutunga, Strathmore University, Kenya (80.7708)
  9. Simon Ssenyonga, Makerere University, Uganda (80.7500)
  10. Judith Maryanne Aboto, Makerere University, Uganda (80.1667)

The top 10 English memorials from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Moi University, Kenya (83.00)
  2. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (81.25)
  3. University of Lagos, Nigeria (79.50)
  4. University of Malawi (78.25)
  5. Makerere University, Uganda (78.25)
  6. Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya (77.75)
  7. University of Ilorin, Nigeria (77.00)
  8. Haramaya University, Ethiopia (77.00)
  9. Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration, Ghana (76.00)
  10. Stellenbosch University, South Africa (75.75)

FRENCH RESULTS

The top 2 French teams from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Institut Universitaire d'Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
  2. Université Gaston Berger de Saint Louis, Senegal

The top 2 French oralists from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Harouna Sawadogo, Université Félix Huphouet Boigny de Cocody,  Côte d'Ivoire (69.79)
  2. Bisuakudia Christine Tshisungu, Institut Universitaire d'Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (67.42)

The top 2 French memorials from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Université de Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (84)
  2. Université Gaston Berger de Saint Louis, Senegal (83.5)

PORTUGUESE RESULTS

The top 2 Portuguese teams from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
  2. Universidade Jean Piaget de Angola

The top 2 Portuguese oralists from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Pedro Tembe, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique (59.125)
  2. Leopoldina Gouveia, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique (58.8333)

The top 2 Portuguese memorials from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique (80.75)
  2. Universidade Jean Piaget de Angola (80.00)

FINAL ROUND

Winning team

  • Applicant – Combined team of Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Institut Universitaire d'Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Runners-up

  • Respondent –  Combined team of Makere University, Uganda and  Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique

All participants received a certificate of participation.

A closing dinner was held at Utopia Place in honour of all the participants, faculty representatives, volunteers and organisers to enjoy the last day of the African Moot Court before bidding farewell. It was a relaxed atmosphere which allowed for a reflection on how wonderful the past week had been.

 

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The 25th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition is organised by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria in collaboration with the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and The University of The Gambia from 3 to 8 October 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa

2016 marks a quarter of a century since the first African Human Rights Moot Court Competition was first held in Harare, Zimbabwe. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Centre for Human Rights. In celebration of these two milestones, the Centre for Human Rights, the University of The Gambia and the African Commission will co-organise the 25th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

The African Human Rights Moot Court Competition is the largest gathering of students, academics and judges around the theme of human rights in Africa. This annual event brings together all law faculties in Africa, whose top students argue a hypothetical human rights case as if they were before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Competition aims to prepare a new generation of lawyers to argue cases of alleged human rights violations before the African Court.

Since its creation in 1992, 142 universities from 49 African countries have taken part in tis permanent fixture on the Africa legal education calendar. The Moot has been a catalyst for the establishment of the leading programmes in the field of human rights teaching and research in Africa. In 2015, the 24th edition of the Moot Court Competition was co-organised by and hosted at the School of Law, University of Zambia, bringing together 183 participants in 61 teams from 20 African countries.

In 2016, the Moot Competition will tackle issues on the legality of withdrawal from the African Court’s jurisdiction by African states, conditions of detention, freedom of association, gender and human rights of women.

Due to the alarming human rights situation in The Gambia, not having received guarantees regarding free expression and safe stay of Moot participants, the Moot Competition has been relocated to Pretoria, South Africa, with new dates:
3 - 8 October 2016.

Results

ENGLISH RESULTS

The top 10 English teams from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  2. University of Pretoria, South Africa
  3. Makerere University, Uganda
  4. Strathmore University, Kenya
  5. Moi University, Kenya
  6. University of Lagos, Nigeria
  7. Midlands State University, Zimbabwe
  8. University of the Gambia
  9. Kabarak University, Kenya
  10. University of Nairobi, Kenya

The top 10 English oralists from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Thomas White, University of Pretoria, South Africa (84.3958)
  2. Sandra Muthoni Bucha, Strathmore University, Kenya (82.2708)
  3. Mudzuli Rakhivhane, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (82.0833)
  4. Onwabile Gasela Avuyile, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (82.0625)
  5. Abel Ndlovu, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe (81.2292)
  6. Tatenda Brian Madziba, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe (81.2083)
  7. Thandeka Nokwanda Khoza, University of Pretoria, South Africa (80.8958)
  8. Phyllis Kasyoka  Mutunga, Strathmore University, Kenya (80.7708)
  9. Simon Ssenyonga, Makerere University, Uganda (80.7500)
  10. Judith Maryanne Aboto, Makerere University, Uganda (80.1667)

The top 10 English memorials from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Moi University, Kenya (83.00)
  2. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (81.25)
  3. University of Lagos, Nigeria (79.50)
  4. University of Malawi (78.25)
  5. Makerere University, Uganda (78.25)
  6. Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya (77.75)
  7. University of Ilorin, Nigeria (77.00)
  8. Haramaya University, Ethiopia (77.00)
  9. Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration, Ghana (76.00)
  10. Stellenbosch University, South Africa (75.75)

FRENCH RESULTS

The top 2 French teams from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Institut Universitaire d'Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
  2. Université Gaston Berger de Saint Louis, Senegal

The top 2 French oralists from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Harouna Sawadogo, Université Félix Huphouet Boigny de Cocody,  Côte d'Ivoire (69.79)
  2. Bisuakudia Christine Tshisungu, Institut Universitaire d'Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (67.42)

The top 2 French memorials from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Université de Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (84)
  2. Université Gaston Berger de Saint Louis, Senegal (83.5)

PORTUGUESE RESULTS

The top 2 Portuguese teams from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
  2. Universidade Jean Piaget de Angola

The top 2 Portuguese oralists from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Pedro Tembe, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique (59.125)
  2. Leopoldina Gouveia, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique (58.8333)

The top 2 Portuguese memorials from the preliminary rounds are:

  1. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique (80.75)
  2. Universidade Jean Piaget de Angola (80.00)

FINAL ROUND

Winning team

  • Applicant – Combined team of Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Institut Universitaire d'Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Runners-up

  • Respondent –  Combined team of Makere University, Uganda and  Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique

All participants received a certificate of participation.

A closing dinner was held at Utopia Place in honour of all the participants, faculty representatives, volunteers and organisers to enjoy the last day of the African Moot Court before bidding farewell. It was a relaxed atmosphere which allowed for a reflection on how wonderful the past week had been.