On 3 and 5 November 2014 the Centre for Human Rights, with the support of OSISA, hosted the Second Southern African Disability Rights Moot Court Competition. Participants from the Network of Southern African Law Schools Disability Rights Programme participated in the second edition of this competition.

The problem being argued during the rounds concerned itself with issues regarding the rights of persons with disabilities including the right to vote for persons with intellectual disabilities.

pdfDownload the hypothetical problem that was argued

Judges in the Final Round were:

  • Prof Luke Clements (Cardiff University);
  • Prof Bob Dinerstein (Washington College of Law);
  • Ms Yvonne Dausab (University of Namibia); and
  • Justice Monica Mbaru (Presiding) (High Court, Kenya)

The winners of the Second Southern African Disability Rights Moot Court Competition are the team from Midlands State University in Zimbabwe, who argued for the Applicant. The runners-up are the University of Zambia who argued for the Respondent.

Rankings: Preliminary Rounds

1 - University of Zambia (76.34)
2 - Midlands State University (73.83)
3 - University of Namibia (65.33)
4 - University of Malawi (64.00)
5 - University of Botswana (61.15)

Best Oralist: Preliminary Rounds

1 - Emmanuel Bwalya (University of Zambia) (82.25)
2 - Tifwepo Nkunika (University of Zambia) (78.00)
3 - Gugulethu Ndlovu (Midlands State University) (75.75)
4 - Vusumuzi Bhebhe (Midlands State University) (70.92)
5 - Grace Mwenelupembe (University of Malawi) (70.92)

Best Memorials: Preliminary Rounds

1 - Midlands State University (75.00)
2 - University of Zambia (67.50)
3 - University of Namibia (66.00)


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