13th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition adopts a hybrid format with final rounds scheduled to take place at the palais des nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 14 to 16 July 2021
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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 2021. The hypothetical case focuses on human rights issues and is based on the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other human rights instruments.

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

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Documents 2021

pdfHypothetical case to be argued
(First published 10 February 2021 and Updated 26 February 2021)

pdfClarification of facts 
Submit by 11 March 2021)

pdfOfficial Rules 
(Updated 25 February 2021)

pdfAppendix A: Memorial Cover Page
pdfAppendix B: Memorial Scoring Sheet
pdfAppendix C: Instructions to Judges
pdfAppendix D: Scoring Sheet


Invitation Letter 2021

pdfInvitation letter 2021 (English)
pdfInvitation letter 2021 (French)
pdfInvitation letter 2021 (Spanish)

Best memorials from 2020

pdfHypothetical case
pdfArmy Institute of Law (India)
pdfUniversity of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Hypothetical Case 2020 Video