Application Deadline: Friday 3 October 2015.
When: The finals of the competition shall take place on 30 November – 3 December 2015 at the seat of the African Court in Arusha, Tanzania.
The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Court) is a continental court established by Member States of the African Union to ensure the protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa.
In an effort to promote the work of the Court and the African Human Rights System, the African Court has organized a pilot moot court competition. The competition is being organized under the aegis of the African Governance Architecture (AGA), the continental framework for the promotion of good governance in Africa.
- The Moot Court Competition is open to undergraduate and post graduate students from all institutions of tertiary education in Africa.
- Each university is entitled to present one team composed of two students – preferably one woman and one man. Each team shall be accompanied by a team coach.
- The moot court competition shall also be preceded by a one-day lab/ workshop on international human rights and good governance as well as networking events.
- Competition finalists will receive a scholarship that will cover travel, accommodation and meals for the duration of the finals.
- Every university in Africa is invited to present a team of two students – preferably one woman and one man.
- The moot court competition is organized in three phases of progressive elimination.
- Registration of teams and submission of memorials Registration is open from 1 July to 3 October 2015.. All teams are required to submit written memorials before 15 September 2015. Registration and submission of memorials is free of charge.
- Selection The top 15 teams will be selected and announced in late September 2015. The selection of the top teams will be on the basis of written memorials. Feedback and clarification of facts may be provided. Memorials from respective teams shall be exchanged.
Finals in Arusha The top 15 teams shall be invited to Arusha to argue their cases before a panel of judges.
To register, please submit the following to the address below:
1. Application form
2. Participant CVs. (CVs should be no longer than 3 pages)
3. Written memorials
African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Conservation Centre, Dodoma Road
P.O. Box 6274 | Arusha, TANZANIA |Tel: +255 732 979506/9
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