The 22nd African Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa from 2-7 September 2013
Students, academics and judges from all over Africa are invited to participate.
All law faculties in Africa were invited to send one faculty representative who works in the field of human rights (dean or another lecturer) who served as a judge in the preliminary rounds, and two undergraduate students (preferably one man and one woman) who constituted the team that represented its university at the Moot Court.
Download the 2013 Programme
Hypothetical case to be argued (version 2013/03/11)
Download the 2012 Moot Court information brochure
About the Competition
The African Human Rights Moot Court Competition has become the largest annual gathering on the continent of students and lecturers of law. Established in 1992, 1093 teams from 139 universities, representing 48 African countries, have over the last 20 years participated in this premier event on the university and human rights calendar of the continent.
The Competition aims to prepare a new generation of lawyers to argue cases of alleged human rights violations before the newly established African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which is operational since 2008. The programme is organised each year by the Centre for Human Rights, in collaboration with a faculty of law in a host country on the continent.
In 2012, the Moot Court Competition was held at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane of Maputo, Moçambique. Some 65 African universities attended.
The 22nd African Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be held at the University of Western Cape from 2 to 7 September 2013. All law faculties in Africa are invited to attend. Online registration will open soon on the Centre’s website (www.chr.up.ac.za/moot).