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The 12th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held at  Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 13 to 17 July 2020

The memorials of registered teams will be evaluated by a team of human rights experts. The best 50 teams from the 5 UN regions will be selected to attend the preliminary rounds in Geneva in July. The hypothetical case focuses on human rights issues and is based on the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other applicable human rights instruments.

The official languages of the Competition are English, French and Spanish.


Documents 2020

pdfHypothetical case to be argued  
pdfClarification of facts  
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 2020 (English)
pdfInvitation letter 2020 (French)
pdfInvitation letter 2020 (Spanish)
pdfInvitation letter 2020 (Arabic)
pdfInvitation letter 2020 (Russian)
pdfInvitation letter 2020 (Chinese)

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The 12th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held at  Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 13 to 17 July 2020

The memorials of registered teams will be evaluated by a team of human rights experts. The best 50 teams from the 5 UN regions will be selected to attend the preliminary rounds in Geneva in July. The hypothetical case focuses on human rights issues and is based on the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other applicable human rights instruments.

The official languages of the Competition are English, French and Spanish.


Documents 2020

pdfHypothetical case to be argued  
pdfClarification of facts  
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 2020 (English)
pdfInvitation letter 2020 (French)
pdfInvitation letter 2020 (Spanish)
pdfInvitation letter 2020 (Arabic)
pdfInvitation letter 2020 (Russian)
pdfInvitation letter 2020 (Chinese)