The 32nd edition of the Christof Heyns African Human Rights Moot Court Competition brought together 47 teams from 14 African countries in Kumasi, Ghana. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology from 3 – 9 September 2023 hosted the biggest gathering since before covid.
The competition started with preliminary rounds, during which 36 anglophone, 9 francophone, and 2 lusophone teams argued both sides of the hypothetical case. After rigorous arguments, ultimately 3 anglophone teams and 1 francophone team made it through to the finals.
L'Université britannique d'Égypte a accueilli la 31e édition du Concours Africain de Procès Simulé des Droits de l'Homme Christof Heyns au Caire, du 25 au 30 juillet 2022.
The combined team of the law schools of the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Cocody, Côte d’Ivoire, and Kenyatta University, Kenya, appearing as the applicants, emerged as the winners of the 30th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, held on 24 September 2021 at Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Law. The runner-up is the combined team of Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique, and Stellenbosch University.
Kenyatta University School of Law and Stellenbosch University Faculty of Law have progressed as the top 2 English-language teams to the final round of the 30th edition of the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition being held in Stellenbosch, South Africa. They join the law schools of the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Cocody, Côte d’Ivoire, as the top French-language team and the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique, the top Portuguese-language team during the preliminary rounds.
The organisers of the 30th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, previously scheduled for 26 to 30 July 2021, announce the rescheduling of the Competition to 20 to 25 September 2021. The Competition will still take place in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
The 30th edition of the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition adopted, for the second year in a row, a hybrid format following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. From 24 May to 4 June, the English preliminary rounds of the African Moot took place virtually. The quarterfinals, semi-finals, and final rounds will take at Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 26 to 30 July 2021.
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, and the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa are pleased to announce a one-day conference on the responsiveness of the African human rights system to sexual and gender-based violence and hereby invite proposals for papers. The conference will be held as part of the 30th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition. There will be an opportunity to present the papers either in-person or online, as the Conference will be held as a hybrid event.
After considerable consideration and wide consultations with all stakeholders, the organisers of the 2021 African Human Rights Moot Court Competition are pleased to announce that, while the preliminary rounds of this year’s competition will be held virtually, the quarter-final, semi-final and final rounds of the 30th edition of the Moot Competition will take place from 26 to 31 July 2021, in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
History was made on 5 December 2020 when the final round of the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition was for the first time held virtually. The combined team of Makerere University, Uganda, and the University of Pretoria, South Africa, who appeared for the applicants, emerged as the winners. The runner-up is the combined team of the University of Ghana, Legon; and Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny Cocody, Côte d'Ivoire.
The semi-final rounds of the 29th 2020 edition of the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition were held virtually and separately in French and English from 9 - 14 November 2020. This marks the first time that semi-final rounds have been part of the competition.
For the first time in its 29-year history, the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition took place virtually as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in the restriction on movements and the various mitigating measures adopted by several countries on the continent. 29 English-speaking and 7 French-speaking teams took part in the online preliminary rounds from 21 September to 21 October 2020. The semi-final rounds take place from 9 to 14 November, and the final round on 28 November. All these rounds are virtual, using the Zoom platform.
The 29th edition of the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition adopted, for the first time, a hybrid format following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.