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11th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland
15 - 19 July 2019


 
You are cordially invited to participate in the 11th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, due to be held from 15 to 19 July 2019, in Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Competition is presented by the Centre for Human Rights based at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Academy on Human Rights, Washington College of Law, American University and the United Nations Human Rights Council Branch (HRCB) at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
 

The Competition will be held in English, French and Spanish.

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  • #WorldMoot2019 Winners

    #WorldMoot2019 Winners

    The team from the University of Oxford has claimed the title as winners of the  11th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, on 19 July 2019. Gayathree Devi KT and Ayushi Agarwal who represented the University of Oxford
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  • Nelson Mandela Lecture

    Nelson Mandela Lecture

    The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria recently hosted the very successful celebrations of Nelson Mandela International Day in Geneva, Switzerland.
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  • Preliminary Rounds Day 1 & 2

    Preliminary Rounds Day 1 & 2

    The 11th  Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is underway at the human rights capital of the world – Geneva, Switzerland.
    Read More


The top 10 universities from English rounds are:

10

Canada

St. Thomas University

88.13

9

India

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

88.50

8

United States of America

Yale Law School

88.94

7

Zimbabwe

Midlands State University

89.23

6

Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

90.73

5

Australia

University of New South Wales

91.06

4

Argentina

University of Buenos Aires

91.17

3

United States of America

Liberty University

91.54

2

Australia

Macquarie University

93.33

1

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

94.36

The top 5 universities from Spanish rounds are:

5

Peru

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL SANTA

58.96

4

Mexico

Universidade Autónoma de Estado de Morelos

64.17

3

Mexico

Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de Mexico

69.63

2

Colombia

UNIVERSIDAD LA GRAN COLOMBIA

74.79

1

Costa Rica

Universidad Libre de Derecho de Costa Rica

87.50

The top universities from French rounds are:

1

Niger

Université de Tahoua Niger

81.290

 

The top oralists from English rounds are:

10

United States of America 

Liberty University

Ms  

Alyssa   Rambuc    45.58
9 Australia University of New South Wales  Ms Wang  Anne 45.67
8 Hong Kong The Chinese University of Hong Kong Mr Yeung  King Lun  45.73
7 Canada St. Thomas University Ms Walsh Emma 45.77
6 Argentina University of Buenos Aires Mr Balbin Francisco 45.81
5 United States of America Liberty University Mr  Shannon Tyler 45.96
4 Australia Macquarie University Ms Salvador  Nessa 46.29
3 United Kingdom University of Oxford Ms Agarwal Ayushi 46.81
2 Australia Macquarie University Mr  Ricardo Nathan 47.04
1  United Kingdom University of Oxford Ms Kalliyat Thazhathuveeti   Gayathree Devi  47.55 

 

The top 5 oralists from Spanish rounds are:

5 Mexico Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de Mexico Ms  Olivos González Brenda Leticia 35.58
4 Colombia UNIVERSIDAD LA GRAN COLOMBIA Ms Velásquez Veloza Lina Paola  36.21
3 Colombia UNIVERSIDAD LA GRAN COLOMBIA Ms Palacios Renteria Karen Yiseth 38.58
2 Australia Macquarie University Mr  Rucavado Rojas Alberto 42.96
1  Costa Rica Universidad Libre de Derecho de Costa Rica Mr  Roldán Vargas   María Ximena  44.54 

The top oralists from French rounds are:

2 Niger Université de Tahoua Nige Mr Ibrahim Maazou Nouhou 39.71
1  Niger  Université de Tahoua Nige Mr  Bachirou Boubacar ABDOUL RACHID  41.58 

A section of the crowd at the Nelson Mandela Lecture
H.E Michelle Bachelet United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former President of Chile
H.E Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko Ambassador South African Permanent Mission to United Nations Office in Geneva
nited Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, former president of Chile
Mr Eduardo Kapapelo - Coordinator of the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Panel Discussion featuring Albie Sachs & Michelle Bachelet
Prof Christof Heyns - Member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee
Prof Dire Tladi - Member International Law Commission
Prof Veronica Gomez - Chairperson: Global Campus of Human Rights
Right: Prof Frans Viljoen - Director: Centre for Human Rights University of Pretoria
View of the over 700 participants
Justice Albies Sachs and Ms Michelle Bachelet
 

 

About the Competition

The Competition is open to both undergraduate and master's degree students. A team of two students from each university is invited to participate. In the preliminary rounds, 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, quarter-final, semi-final and final rounds of the Competition in Geneva. Teams then have to argue the two sides of the hypothetical case, representing, alternatively, both the Applicant and the Respondent before a ‘bench’ of human rights experts.

The eight best teams proceed to the quarterfinal rounds, which is presided over by judges from international courts and tribunals. Starting in 2019, the Competition will be held in not only in English, French but also in Spanish.

The 2019 Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will host for the first time the Annual Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition Annual Lecture.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Nelson Mandela World Moot Court Competition Coordinator, Eduardo Kapapelo, preferably by email at eduardo.kapapelo@up.ac.za always with copy to ana.khatounian@up.ac.za

Organised by

  • Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
  • Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University, Washington College of Law
  • United Nations Human Rights Council Branch (HRCB) at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

With the financial support of

  • European Union through the Global Campus of Human Rights
  • Mission Permanente de la Suisse auprès des Nations Unies à Genève
  • South African Permanent Mission Geneva
  • The Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA) of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Programme 2019

pdfProgramme

Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture 2019

pdfFirst Annual Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture

Hypothetical Case 2019

Documents 2019

pdfHypothetical case to be argued (Version 3: 12 February 2019)
pdfClarification of facts (27 February 2019)
pdfOfficial Rules 
pdfAppendix A: Memorial Cover Page  
pdfAppendix B: Memorial Scoring Sheet
pdfAppendix C: Instructions to Judges
pdfAppendix D: Scoring Sheet


Best memorials from previous years (2018)

pdfHypothetical case (2018)
pdfApplicant (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe)
pdfRespondent (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe)

Please note: Memorials are only available in English and French because this is the first year that Spanish is an official Nelson Mandela World Moot Court Competition language


Invitations in all six of the official UN languages 

pdfInvitation letter 2019 (English)
pdfInvitation letter 2019 (French)
pdfInvitation letter 2019 (Spanish)
pdfInvitation letter 2019 (Arabic)
pdfInvitation letter 2019 (Russian)
pdfInvitation letter 2019 (Chinese)

 

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world moot 2019 poster

11th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland
15 - 19 July 2019


 
You are cordially invited to participate in the 11th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, due to be held from 15 to 19 July 2019, in Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Competition is presented by the Centre for Human Rights based at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Academy on Human Rights, Washington College of Law, American University and the United Nations Human Rights Council Branch (HRCB) at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
 

The Competition will be held in English, French and Spanish.

Site français   Sitio español

  Facebook Home logo old.svgchr logo    instagramchr logo   twitterchr logo 
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 Facebook Home logo old.svgnmwmcc   instagramnmwmcc 


#WorldMoot2019 - Daily updates

  • #WorldMoot2019 Winners

    #WorldMoot2019 Winners

    The team from the University of Oxford has claimed the title as winners of the  11th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, on 19 July 2019. Gayathree Devi KT and Ayushi Agarwal who represented the University of Oxford
    Read More
  • Nelson Mandela Lecture

    Nelson Mandela Lecture

    The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria recently hosted the very successful celebrations of Nelson Mandela International Day in Geneva, Switzerland.
    Read More
  • Preliminary Rounds Day 1 & 2

    Preliminary Rounds Day 1 & 2

    The 11th  Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is underway at the human rights capital of the world – Geneva, Switzerland.
    Read More


The top 10 universities from English rounds are:

10

Canada

St. Thomas University

88.13

9

India

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

88.50

8

United States of America

Yale Law School

88.94

7

Zimbabwe

Midlands State University

89.23

6

Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

90.73

5

Australia

University of New South Wales

91.06

4

Argentina

University of Buenos Aires

91.17

3

United States of America

Liberty University

91.54

2

Australia

Macquarie University

93.33

1

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

94.36

The top 5 universities from Spanish rounds are:

5

Peru

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL SANTA

58.96

4

Mexico

Universidade Autónoma de Estado de Morelos

64.17

3

Mexico

Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de Mexico

69.63

2

Colombia

UNIVERSIDAD LA GRAN COLOMBIA

74.79

1

Costa Rica

Universidad Libre de Derecho de Costa Rica

87.50

The top universities from French rounds are:

1

Niger

Université de Tahoua Niger

81.290

 

The top oralists from English rounds are:

10

United States of America 

Liberty University

Ms  

Alyssa   Rambuc    45.58
9 Australia University of New South Wales  Ms Wang  Anne 45.67
8 Hong Kong The Chinese University of Hong Kong Mr Yeung  King Lun  45.73
7 Canada St. Thomas University Ms Walsh Emma 45.77
6 Argentina University of Buenos Aires Mr Balbin Francisco 45.81
5 United States of America Liberty University Mr  Shannon Tyler 45.96
4 Australia Macquarie University Ms Salvador  Nessa 46.29
3 United Kingdom University of Oxford Ms Agarwal Ayushi 46.81
2 Australia Macquarie University Mr  Ricardo Nathan 47.04
1  United Kingdom University of Oxford Ms Kalliyat Thazhathuveeti   Gayathree Devi  47.55 

 

The top 5 oralists from Spanish rounds are:

5 Mexico Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de Mexico Ms  Olivos González Brenda Leticia 35.58
4 Colombia UNIVERSIDAD LA GRAN COLOMBIA Ms Velásquez Veloza Lina Paola  36.21
3 Colombia UNIVERSIDAD LA GRAN COLOMBIA Ms Palacios Renteria Karen Yiseth 38.58
2 Australia Macquarie University Mr  Rucavado Rojas Alberto 42.96
1  Costa Rica Universidad Libre de Derecho de Costa Rica Mr  Roldán Vargas   María Ximena  44.54 

The top oralists from French rounds are:

2 Niger Université de Tahoua Nige Mr Ibrahim Maazou Nouhou 39.71
1  Niger  Université de Tahoua Nige Mr  Bachirou Boubacar ABDOUL RACHID  41.58 

A section of the crowd at the Nelson Mandela Lecture
H.E Michelle Bachelet United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former President of Chile
H.E Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko Ambassador South African Permanent Mission to United Nations Office in Geneva
nited Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, former president of Chile
Mr Eduardo Kapapelo - Coordinator of the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Panel Discussion featuring Albie Sachs & Michelle Bachelet
Prof Christof Heyns - Member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee
Prof Dire Tladi - Member International Law Commission
Prof Veronica Gomez - Chairperson: Global Campus of Human Rights
Right: Prof Frans Viljoen - Director: Centre for Human Rights University of Pretoria
View of the over 700 participants
Justice Albies Sachs and Ms Michelle Bachelet
 

 

About the Competition

The Competition is open to both undergraduate and master's degree students. A team of two students from each university is invited to participate. In the preliminary rounds, 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, quarter-final, semi-final and final rounds of the Competition in Geneva. Teams then have to argue the two sides of the hypothetical case, representing, alternatively, both the Applicant and the Respondent before a ‘bench’ of human rights experts.

The eight best teams proceed to the quarterfinal rounds, which is presided over by judges from international courts and tribunals. Starting in 2019, the Competition will be held in not only in English, French but also in Spanish.

The 2019 Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will host for the first time the Annual Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition Annual Lecture.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Nelson Mandela World Moot Court Competition Coordinator, Eduardo Kapapelo, preferably by email at eduardo.kapapelo@up.ac.za always with copy to ana.khatounian@up.ac.za

Organised by

  • Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
  • Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University, Washington College of Law
  • United Nations Human Rights Council Branch (HRCB) at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

With the financial support of

  • European Union through the Global Campus of Human Rights
  • Mission Permanente de la Suisse auprès des Nations Unies à Genève
  • South African Permanent Mission Geneva
  • The Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA) of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Programme 2019

pdfProgramme

Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture 2019

pdfFirst Annual Nelson Mandela Human Rights Lecture

Hypothetical Case 2019

Documents 2019

pdfHypothetical case to be argued (Version 3: 12 February 2019)
pdfClarification of facts (27 February 2019)
pdfOfficial Rules 
pdfAppendix A: Memorial Cover Page  
pdfAppendix B: Memorial Scoring Sheet
pdfAppendix C: Instructions to Judges
pdfAppendix D: Scoring Sheet


Best memorials from previous years (2018)

pdfHypothetical case (2018)
pdfApplicant (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe)
pdfRespondent (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe)

Please note: Memorials are only available in English and French because this is the first year that Spanish is an official Nelson Mandela World Moot Court Competition language


Invitations in all six of the official UN languages 

pdfInvitation letter 2019 (English)
pdfInvitation letter 2019 (French)
pdfInvitation letter 2019 (Spanish)
pdfInvitation letter 2019 (Arabic)
pdfInvitation letter 2019 (Russian)
pdfInvitation letter 2019 (Chinese)