The Centre for Human Rights is delighted to announce that the 24th edition of the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held from 31 August to 5 September 2015 at the University of Zambia.

Online Faculty registration (Step 1) opens at Thursday 29 January 2015.

The African Human Rights Moot Court Competition is the largest annual gathering of students and lecturers of law on the continent and one of the premier events on the African Human Rights calendar. Since it was established in 1992, the Moot Court Competition has been held in 17 different African countries, spreading a unique message of human rights through the instrument of law. For law students, the Moot Court Competition has become the most sought-after meeting place for future human rights professionals. Apart from providing the perfect platform to sharpen their litigating skills, Africa’s youngest and brightest are able to measure themselves against their peers from all over the continent, and forge institutional and personal links that last a lifetime. 

The Competition aims to prepare a new crop of African lawyers to argue cases of alleged human rights violations before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. It is organised each year by the Centre for Human Rights, in collaboration with a faculty of law in a host country on the continent.

The host for 2015, the University of Zambia, has a distinguished record of participation in the Moot – having participated in 21 of the 23 past competitions. The University of Zambia continues a proud tradition, which was established in maputio 2012, of hosting the Moot for a second time.In rising to this challenge and opportunity, it should be recalled that the University of Zambia hosted the Moot in 1993.

To read more about the Moot, and its rich history and achievements, please visit the African Human Rights Moot Court Competitiion website

We at the Centre for Human Rights are proud of our long-standing institutional relationship with the Faculty of Law at the University of Zambia, and look forward to working with our colleagues there in presenting yet another successful event.

The Centre for Human Rights is especially pleased to be working with Dr Lulu Matakala (PhD Cantab), alumna of the Moot Competition (Ghana 2000) and of the Centre’s LLM Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa; we are equally pleased to welcome Mr Ahmed Sayaad to the Moot organising team in Pretoria and to the prospect of a great year for the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition.line

For more information on the African Human Rights Moot Court Competiton, please contact the organisers:

Ahmed Sayaad

Moot Court Coordinator, Centre for Human Rights

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 5409
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
E-mail: ahmed.sayaad@up.ac.za


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