Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2019

Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2019

Deadline: April 15, 2019

Can you see yourself arguing a hypothetical human rights case before a panel of international lawyers in Geneva? Apply for the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2019.

The 11th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is due to be held from July 15-19, 2019, in Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. In the preliminary rounds, students submit heads of argument for a hypothetical case, which are assessed by a panel of experts.

The best 10 teams from each UN region are then invited to participate in the pre-final, quarter-final, semi- final and final rounds of the Competition in Geneva. 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 eight best teams proceed to the quarter final rounds, which is presided over by judges from international courts and tribunals.

Cost

Although no registration fees are charged, participants must cover all their own costs (air tickets, accommodation, meals and medical insurance). As participants have to cover all their costs, they are encouraged to begin fundraising as soon as possible. Donors may include embassies, the UN and EU, bar associations and law firms, corporate donors and their own universities.

Prizes

  • Two scholarships are offered to the winning team of the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition to participate in a fully-funded three-week summer program at the University of Lucerne.

Eligibility

  • The Competition is open to undergraduate and master’s degree 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.

Application

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For more information, see FAQ or visit Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

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