African Human Rights Moot Court Competition: 2017
The 26th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition is organised by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria in collaboration with the University of Mauritius from 18 to 23 September 2017 in Réduit, Mauritius
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 aims to prepare a new generation of lawyers to argue cases of alleged human rights violations before the African Court.
Since its creation in 1992, 145 universities from 50 African countries have taken part in tis permanent fixture on the Africa legal education calendar. The Moot has been a catalyst for the establishment of the leading programmes in the field of human rights teaching and research in Africa. In 2016, the 25th edition of the Moot Court Competition was hosted at the University of Pretoria in collaboration with the African Commission on Human and Peoples ‘Rights. The event brought together 190 participants and 59 teams from 20 African countries.
In 2017, the Moot Competition will tackle issues related to the rights to development and freedom of expression.
The 26th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition will be hosted and held at the University of Mauritius from 18 to 23 September 2017, in Réduit, Mauritius.
The Moot Court will be held, for the first time, in Mauritius. Located in the south-west Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a volcanic island of which, Mark Twain said: “ God made Mauritius; and then He made heaven.”
The island nation renowned for its lush tropical vegetation, sugar cane plantations, spectacular mountains, white sandy beaches, lagoons and an exotic mix of Indian, African, British, French and Chinese cultural influences, welcomes you for the 26th Human Rights Moot Court Competition.
“AFRICA: FROM HUMAN WRONGS TO HUMAN RIGHTS”