12th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Virtual Online Rounds
19 September - 10 December 2020
The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa in the framework of its cooperation with the Lucerne Academy generously offers two scholarships for the winning team of the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition to participate in a fully-funded three-week summer programme at the University of Lucerne.
The Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation is a worldwide unique, multifaceted human rights law programme based in the heart of Europe at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland.
Over the course of three weeks, their students, hailing from across the globe are guided by distinguished scholars and practitioners, in classes focused exclusively on human rights law. They also author a hypothetical appellate brief and participate in a prominent moot court competition
Peter Coenen Scholarship 2018
Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria Law School, South Africa in cooperation with the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation, University of Lucerne, Switzerland presents the 2018 Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Competition winners’ experience in the fully funded three-week summer school at the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation as recipients of the Peter Coenen scholarship.
Magdalena Rochi and Ezequiel Steuermann from the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
[M] Hi, we are Ezequiel and Magdalena. Last year we participated on behalf of Argentina in the Nelson Mandela Competition, and we ended up becoming the winners. [Thus,] this year we have been awarded the scholarship to come to the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation.
[E] We are very grateful for this opportunity because in this program, we got to have very interesting lessons, that gave us new perspectives on human rights implementation. We had classes with very recognized professors apart from legal scholars such as judges of the European Court [of Human Rights], for example. It was a really really meaningful experience so we are very thankful for this opportunity because of our participation in the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Competition.
[M] So we encourage all of you to participate next year in the Nelson Mandela Moot Court Competition next year. Greetings and good luck!