African Human Rights Moot Court Competition
The final round of the 25th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition was held at the Constitutional Court of South Africa on Saturday 8 October 2016. The finalist teams consisted of the top Francophone, top Lusophone and two top Anglophone teams who emerged from the preliminary rounds that were held on 3 and 4 October. Appearing for the Applicant team were Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Institute Universitaire d’Abijan, Côte d'Ivoire and arguing for the Respondent team were Makere University, Uganda and the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique. The TuksLaw team just finished behind the Stellenbosch team in the English rounds. However, the TuksLaw team produced the best oralist in the English rounds - Thomas White, seen below with Adv Bahame Tom Nyanduga, a judge of the competition and Chairman of the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance of Tanzania and former member of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
The issues argued by students included:
The legality of withdrawal from the African court’s jurisdiction by African states;
Conditions of detention;
Freedom of association; and
Gender and human rights of women.
The 26th African Human Rights Moot will be hosted by the University of Mauritius in 2017.
The Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, is proud to announce that their TuksLaw mooters walked away as runner-ups of the English rounds of the 24th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, which was hosted by the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria in collaboration with the University of Zambia, Zambia from 5 to 10 October 2014 at the University of Zambia. The TuksLaw team consisted of mooters Nonkosazana Nkosi and Stephen Baubeng-Baidoo (left on the above photo) and Coach Raphael Chitambira.
The Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, is proud to announce that their TuksLaw mooters walked away (again!) as winners of the English rounds of the 23rd African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, which was hosted by the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria in collaboration with the University of Nairobi, Kenya from 1 to 6 September 2014 at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. The TuksLaw team consisted of mooters Raphael Chitambira and Alaistair Dey van Heerden (Best Oralist in the English Division) and Coach Gift Kgomosotho.
The 22nd African Human Rights Moot Court Competition was held at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa from 2 to 7 September 2013.
The Faculty is proud to announce that the TuksLaw team that represented the University of Pretoria at the 22nd African Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Cape Town was placed second amongst the South African Universities and sixth overall out of 54 teams. The team consisted of Gift Kgomosotho (LLB III) and Kirsty Bailey (LLB II), and was coached by Martie Bradley, an academic associate in the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, and assisted by Trevor Shinwana (LLB IV). Both TuksLaw team members ranked under the Top 15 Oralists at the Competition, with Gift obtaining 8th and Kirsty obtaining 14th place.
Click here for more info and the official results.
Students, academics and judges from all over Africa were invited to participate. Faculties were invited to send one faculty representative who works in the field of human rights (dean or another lecturer) who will serve as a judge during the preliminary rounds, and two undergraduate students (preferably one man and one woman) who will onstitute the team that represents its university at the Moot Court.
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