Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition

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The Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is the largest gathering of students, academics and judges around the theme of human rights in Africa. The Competition was established in 2009 by the University of Pretoria Faculty of Law's Centre for Human Rights, with the assistance of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The moot is open for all around the world. A team should consist of two students – preferably one woman and one man (gender diversity is encouraged).

The best 10 teams from each UN region are then invited to participate in the pre-final, quarter-final, semi-final and final rounds of the Competition in Geneva. Teams then have to argue the two sides of the hypothetical case, representing, alternatively, both the Applicant and the Respondent before human rights experts. The Competition is presented in English, French and in Spanish.

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Nelson Mandela
Statistics since
2014
Eligibility
International
Location
Geneva
Working Languages
Field
International Human Rights Law
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Organisers

Title

Number of Teams

Past Finalists

Year
Winner
Runner-up
2021
Strathmore University
flag-KE Kenya
Central University of Ecuador
flag-EC Ecuador
2017
St. Thomas University
flag-US United States (USA)
University of Buenos Aires
flag-AR Argentina
2016
Patrick Henry College
flag-US United States (USA)
Moi University
flag-KE Kenya
2014
University of New South Wales
flag-AU Australia
Moi University
flag-KE Kenya

Track records (2014-2021)

Law School
Winner
Runner-up
Recent title
Strathmore University
flag-KE Kenya
1
0
2021
St. Thomas University
flag-US United States (USA)
1
0
2017
Patrick Henry College
flag-US United States (USA)
1
0
2016
University of New South Wales
flag-AU Australia
1
0
2014
Moi University
flag-KE Kenya
0
2
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