African Human Rights Moot Court Competition

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The African Human Rights Moot Court Competition is an international moot court competition with a special focus on human rights in Africa. The competition is organised by the Centre for Human Rights, based at the University of Pretoria Faculty of Law in South Africa. Each year, the competition is hosted by a Law Faculty from a different African country. Since its inception in 1992, the competition has had 845 participant teams originating from 125 universities from 45 African countries.[2]

The competition is tri-lingual and preliminary rounds are argued in English, French and Portuguese. Students argue a hypothetical human rights case and base their arguments on the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. The final round is argued by two teams made up of the best three Anglophone teams, two Francophone teams and one Lusophone team. The final round is judged by prominent African and international jurists.

Recognition[edit]

The African Human Rights Moot Court has been described as the largest gathering of law students and lecturers on the African continent. The Centre for Human Rights was awarded the UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education in 2006[3] and the African Human Rights Moot Court received a special mention as it is one of the flagship programmes of the Centre.

Historical Overview[edit]

Year Location Winner Runner-up
1992[4] Harare, Zimbabwe University of Pretoria (South Africa) University of Natal (South Africa)
1993[5] Lusaka, Zambia University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) University of Natal (South Africa)
1994[6] Kwaluseni, Swaziland University of Natal (South Africa) University of Cape Town (South Africa)
1995[7] Pretoria, South Africa Rand Afrikaans University (South Africa)

Makerere University (Uganda)

University of Pretoria (South Africa)

University of Ghana (Ghana)

1996[8] Oujda, Morocco University of Pretoria (South Africa)

University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Université Hassan II, Casablanca (Marocco)

University of Port Elizabeth (South Africa)

University of Ghana (Ghana)

Université de Côte d’Ivoire (Côte d’Ivoire)

1997[9] Kampala, Uganda University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

Makerere University (Uganda)

University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Université du Bénin (Togo)

1998[10] Maputo, Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique)

University of Botswana (Botswana)

University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Université du Bénin (Togo)

1999[11] Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire Université de Cocody (Côte D'Ivoire)

University of Nairobi (Kenya)

University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

Université de la Réunion (Togo)

2000[12] Accra, Ghana Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale (Cameroon)

University of Ghana (Ghana)

University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

Université du Caire (Egypt)

2001[13] Pretoria, South Africa Université Tunis III (Tunisia)

Makerere University (Uganda)

University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Université Bouake (Togo)

2002[14] Cairo, Egypt from University of Nairobi (Kenya)

Universite de la Reunion (Reunion)

University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Universite Mohamed (Morocco)

2003[15] Yaounde, Cameroon University of Cocody (Côte D'Ivoire)

University of Natal (South Africa)

University of Nairobi (Kenya)

University of Dschang(Cameroon)

2004[16] Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Université Abomey Calavi (Bénin)

University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Université Marien Ngouabi (Congo)

University of Nairobi(Kenya)

2005[17] Johannesburg, South Africa University of Cocody (Côte D'Ivoire)

University of Cape Town (South Africa)

American University of Cairo (Egypt)

Université Mohammed Ier(Morocco)

2006[18] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Gaston Berger University (Senegal)

University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

University of Malawi (Malawi)

Université du Caire(Egypt)

2007[19] Dakar, Senegal University of the Free State (South Africa)

Université Libre de Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

University of Ilorin (Nigeria)

Université Catholique de l'Afrique de l'Ouest(Côte d’Ivoire)

2008[20] Pretoria, South Africa University of Pretoria (South Africa)

University of Ghana (Côte D'Ivoire)

Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique)

Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis (Senegal)

Université Mohammed Premier(Morocco)

University of Lagos(Nigeria)

2009[21] Lagos, Nigeria University of Ghana (Ghana)

Université de Dschang (Cameroun)

Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique)

University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis (Senegal)

Universidade Zambeze (Mozambique)

2010[22] Cotonou, Benin Université de Cocody (Cote D'Ivoire)

University of Namibia (Namibia)

Rhodes University (South Africa)

Universite d'Abomey-Calavi (Benin)

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana)

University of Lagos (Nigeria)

2011[23] Pretoria, South Africa University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Université de Cocody (Cote D'Ivoire)

Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique)

University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Universite Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis

Agostinho Neto University

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS MOOT COURT COMPETITION". 27 May 2008. Retrieved 4 December 2008.  Brochure for the Moot Court; contains the Nelson Mandela quote.
  2. ^ Centre for Human Rights website.
  3. ^ UNESCO, Human Rights and Gender Equality Section, Division of Human Rights, Human Security and Philosophy (11 December 2006). "University of Pretoria's Centre for Human Rights wins 2006 UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education". UNESCO portal. Retrieved 4 December 2008. 
  4. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/1992.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/1993.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/1994.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/1996.pdf
  8. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/1996.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/1997.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/1998.pdf
  11. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/1999.pdf
  12. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/2000.pdf
  13. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/2001.pdf
  14. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/2002.pdf
  15. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/2003.pdf
  16. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/2004.pdf
  17. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/2005.pdf
  18. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/2006.pdf
  19. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/2007.pdf
  20. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/archive/2008.pdf
  21. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/moot/documents/2009/en/mc%202009%20results%20website.doc
  22. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/index.php/moot-2010/moot-court-2010-day-6.html Moot Court Results Retrieved 17 January 2011
  23. ^ http://www.chr.up.ac.za/index.php/moot-court-2011/moot-2011-top-results.html Moot Court Top Results 2011 Retrieved 20 November 2011

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