The 12th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva. Deadline : 27 April 2020.
You are cordially invited to participate in the 12th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, due to be held from 13 to 17 July 2020, in Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Competition is presented by the Centre for Human Rights based at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington College of Law, American University and the United Nations Human Rights Council Branch (HRCB) at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of
Pretoria, the Human Rights Council Secretariat, Office of the United
Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the Academy
on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University
STUDENTS FROM ALL UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD
to participate in the
12th NELSON MANDELA WORLD HUMAN RIGHTS MOOT COURT
PALAIS DES NATIONS, GENEVA, 13 – 17 July 2020
Hereby, students from all universities in the world are invited to participate in the 12th Nelson
Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition. The final rounds for 2020 will be held
at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, at the Palais des Nations, from 13 to 17 July.
Each year students who wish to participate in the Competition submit written legal arguments
for the two opposing sides in a fictional dispute involving some of the burning contemporary
human rights issues. The ten teams from each of the five UN regions with the highest scores
for the written arguments are then invited to participate in the final, oral rounds in Geneva,
where they argue the case before eminent international jurists, including judges from
The Competition is presented in English, French, and Spanish.
The teams that are selected to participate in the preliminary rounds in Geneva are expected
to cover their own traveling costs as well as cost of accommodation and meals. Limited
financial assistance is, however, available to help cover accommodation and meals.
The last day for registration is 27 April 2020.
More information on the Competition is available at www.chr.up.ac.za/worldmoot