University of Pretoria Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2023
Organisation : Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
Competition Name : Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2023
Applicable For : Undergraduate & Masters Students
Competition Dates : 17 – 21 July 2023
Website : https://www.chr.up.ac.za/worldmoot
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What is Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition?
The Fifteenth Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition adopts a hybrid format, with the in-person final rounds scheduled to take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 17 – 21 July 2023 and the preliminary virtual rounds (online) scheduled to take place from 20 – 27 May 2023. The World Moot is open to undergraduate and masters students from all universities in the world.
Eligibility of Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition
The Moot Court Competition is the largest gathering of students, academics and judges around the theme of human rights in the world. The Competition is open to students around the world. A team of two students from each university – preferably one woman and one man (gender diversity is encouraged) – is invited to participate in the competition.
How To Register For World Human Rights Moot Court Competition?
Universities are invited to register directly on our website.
Registration is done in two phases:
Phase 1: Faculty Registration
In this phase, individuals must register the institutional information of their faculty, along with the details of the person responsible for the team. Such individual can be the faculty representative, in the event a team does not have a faculty representative such details can be of one of the team members.
Phase 2: Individual registration
In this phase, each of the two oralists, including the faculty representative (if applicable) must register so as to record their details. Individual registration is only for the 50 selected teams.
Each university should register two students and one Faculty Representative. Faculty representatives accompanying students do not have to be members (staff) of faculty such as lecturers or professors. They can be students and or individuals accompanying the two students (oralists). In addition, it is not compulsory that a faculty representative accompany the two students to Geneva. Team members will not be penalised in the event that they are not accompanied by a ‘faculty representative’.
Please note that:
** Teams are welcome to bring three (3) individuals as observers. The names of such individuals should be communicated to the organisers by no later than 1 May 2023.
** The best 10 teams from each UN region are then invited to participate in the online preliminary rounds.
** Teams then have to argue the two sides of the hypothetical case, representing, alternatively, both the Applicant and the Respondent before a ‘bench’ of human rights experts.
** The 16 best teams proceed to the in person Octofinal rounds, which is presided over by international human rights experts. The Competition is presented in English, French and in Spanish.
Important Dates of Human Rights Moot Court Competition
** The preliminary virtual rounds (online) scheduled to take place from 20 – 27 May 2023
** Final rounds of Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is scheduled to take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 17 – 21 July 2023.
For more information, please contact the Nelson Mandela World Moot Court Competition Coordinator, Dr Eduardo Kapapelo, preferably by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.