The 7th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held at OHCHR headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from 8-10 December 2015
The annual Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition was first held in 2009 at the University of Pretoria and is hosted by the Centre for Human Rights with support from various donors. Held over a four day period, it brings together undergraduate law students from all over the world, who argue a hypothetical human rights problem. This year the 7th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held from 8 - 10 December 2015 at the OHCHR headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, in collaboration with the Regional Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Southern Africa (ROSA) and OHCHR, Geneva.
About the Competition
The Competition is open to undergraduate students from all institutions of tertiary education in the world. Participation in the competition is not restricted to law students, but it is expected that in most cases the teams participating in this event will be comprised of students who study law.
The final is organised on 10 December, the day of the Celebration of the Human Rights Day. The Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is organised in partnership with the Regional Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Southern Africa (ROSA).
For more information, please contact the Nelson Mandela World Moot Court Coordinator, Thuto Hlalele, preferably by email at
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
in partnership with
Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue
Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
University of Lucerne, Chair of Comparative and Anglo-American Law / Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation
with the financial support of
Mission Permanente de la Suisse auprès des Nations Unies à Genève
Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in Geneva
Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations in Geneva