26th Edition of the All African Human Rights Moot Court Competition - 18 - 23 September - Team NWU with representatives from the Mafikeng, Vanderbijlpark and Potchefstroom Campuses
We have the distinct honour of sending six students (two from each campus) together with 3 staff members (one from each campus) to participate in the 26th Edition of the All African Human Rights Moot Court Competition which will be held at the University of Mauritius. The NWU team consists of :
Mafikeng Campus which will be represented by Ms Rorisang Matlala and Mr Thato Sibanyoni (3rd year LLB students) and will be accompanied by Professor A Agbor (Campus Representative).
VTC Campus which will be represented by Mr Siyali Simbongile and Mr Motsoeneng Neo, and accompanied by Adv. Serumaga- Zake Steven (Staff Member).
Potchefstroom Campus which will be represented by Mr Brendon de Beer and Ms Katleho Oliphant with Ms C Feldhaus (staff member) accompanying them.
This competition, which has now become an annual feature, brings together talented students from across Africa who are challenged to argue a hypothetical case before a panel of judges. This exercise stimulates critical legal thinking; assesses their understanding of fundamental principles in Public International Law; offers broader insight into the substantive content of International Human Rights as well as the procedure which should be followed in the African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights.
It is therefore a great opportunity for our students to showcase the skills they have developed and acquired during their LLB programme; network with their peers and also further develop their interest in human rights as a domain of public law. We wish our students all the best as they travel to Mauritius for this prestigious continental competition.