July 4, 2017   Loreen Nyambo

The Faculty of Law’s Team in this year’s Nelson Madera World Human Rights Competition has qualified for the pre-finals of the competition to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 18 to 21 July 2017. The Team comprises of two  fourth year law students, Miss Atupele Masanjala and Mr. Gonjetso Dikiya.

The Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is an annual international human rights law moot competition organized by the Centre for Human Rights, the University of Pretoria, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Participation in the competition is open to students from all universities in the world. The Competition involves a written phase after which teams are selected for the oral phase. There are five teams qualifying from each of five regions covering the whole globe. Other teams include University of Oxford and Yale Law School.

 

When asked how they are preparing for the competition, the two students stated that they are engaging in further research on the problem question and are scheduled to go through a series of practice oral presentations with their patron, Dr. Enoch Chilemba. 

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