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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 - 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
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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.
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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

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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 
line
 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


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