Deadline: 12 June 2017
The Centre for Human Rights, based at the University of Pretoria, with the support of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, is seeking applicants for its 9th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, will be held at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 18 to 21 July 2017.
The 2017 Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition will include a one-day event, designed to expose students to the work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as well as the Human Rights Council.
- The Competition is open to undergraduate and master’s degree law students from all institutions of tertiary education in the world.
- A team of two students from each university – preferably one woman and one man – is invited to participate.
- In the preliminary rounds the students submit heads of argument for a hypothetical case, which are assessed by a panel of experts.
- The best 5 teams from each UN region are then invited to participate in the pre-final and final rounds of the Competition in Geneva. Here, teams have to argue the two sides of the hypothetical case, the Applicant and the Respondent, before a ‘bench’ of human rights experts.
- The two best teams proceed to the final round, which is presided over by judges from international courts and tribunals.
- The Competition will be held in English.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must fill the Registration form via given website.
For more information, please visit Human Rights Moot Court Competition.