Who won the 2021 African Human Rights Moot? Let’s find out


Recently, the results of the 2021 season were summed up by the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, which celebrated its 30th milestone this year. On September 24, the final round was held at the Faculty of Law of Stellenbosch University, the presiding judge of which was Professor Thuli Madonsela, previous South African Public Protector. The bench of judges was comprised of:

  • Dr. Solomon Dersso, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights;
  • Justice Angelo Matusse, previously a Judge of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights;
  • Dr. Robert Nanima, a member of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child;
  • Professor Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen, a professor of international law at the Sorbonne University in Paris, and a Judge of the Constitutional Court of Andorra.

This year the Case was focused on sexual and gender-based violence, children’s rights, and rights of sexual minorities. And here are the results of the Final Round:

–        The Runner-Up is the combined team of Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique, and Stellenbosch University.

–        And the 30th Winner of the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition is the combined team of the law schools of the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Cocody, Côte d’Ivoire, and Kenyatta University, Kenya! Congratulations!

Find more information about this moot at the link.

 The African Human Rights Moot Court Competition is the largest gathering of students, academics, and judges around the theme of human rights in Africa. This annual event brings together all law faculties in Africa, whose top students argue a hypothetical human rights case as if they were before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Competition prepares new generations of lawyers to argue cases of alleged human rights violations before the African Court. Since its creation in 1992, 175 universities from 50 African countries have taken part in this permanent fixture on the Africa legal education calendar.