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Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2024

The Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is an opportunity for undergraduate and Masters students from all universities around the world. Students can compete in teams of two, with emphasis on gender diversity, by submitting arguments for a hypothetical human rights case.

Students from the top 10 teams in each of the five UN regions will be selected to participate in the online preliminary rounds. These 50 teams will argue the different sides of the case before human rights experts and international tribunal judges.

SUMMARY:

  • Program Sponsor(s): Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court
  • Host Institution(s): The Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Funding Amount: Funded
  • Number of Awards: Several
  • Study Level: Undergraduate and Masters students
  • Nationality: Worldwide

Eligibility Criteria

If you are a student from any university anywhere in the world and need financial assistance to participate, you are eligible to apply for the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

The final in-person rounds will be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and the preliminary virtual rounds are scheduled to take place online.

The Competition is Organised by:

  • Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
  • Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University, Washington College of Law
  • The Commonwealth Secretariat, and
  • United Nations Human Rights Council Branch (HRCB) at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
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With the financial support of:

  • European Union through the Global Campus of Human Rights
  • Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and to the other international organisations in Geneva
  • South African Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva and
  • The Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA) of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: To apply for The Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, submit your application online.

For more information, please contact the Nelson Mandela World Moot Court Competition Coordinator Mr Tapiwa Mhuru with the email [email protected].

Application Deadline: April 21, 2024

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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