27th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 09:30 to Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 09:30
University of Ghana


The University community is hereby informed that the School of Law, University of Ghana, has won the right to host the 27th edition of the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition from August 6 – 11, 2018, in Accra, Ghana.

The Moot which would be jointly organised by the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria is an annual event that brings together law students, academics and judges from all over Africa and beyond to argue and debate human rights issues.  The programme was awarded the 2006 UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education. Since its establishment in 1992, 145 universities, representing 49 African countries have taken part.

The Moot trains young African law students on how to argue human rights cases before national and international courts and tribunals and prepares them to work with and for African Union human rights institutions.  It creates synergies and links between African law faculties, lawyers and academics, and promotes the role of law and legal institutions in resolving conflict. It is the largest and oldest human rights educational initiative in Africa.