28th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Botswana, 1 July – The 28th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition was officially opened by the guest of honour Honorable Dr Unity Dow, the Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation in Botswana on 1 July 2019. This year, the competition brings together 40 participating universities from all around Africa, to discuss pertinent human rights issues ranging from the rights of refugees, statelessness, children’s rights, sexual minority rights and freedom of expression. The teams converged at the University of Botswana on 1 July for registration before attending the welcoming ceremony hosted at the Indoor Sports Campus. The welcoming ceremony was graced by dignitaries and guests such as the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria Prof Tawana Kupe, the Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation Honorable Dr Unity Dow, the Community Development Manager of the African Prisons Projects Dr Matteo Cassini and Director of the Centre for Human Rights Prof Frans Viljoen. The event was also attended by distinguished members from University of Botswana’s academic and legal communities as well as a number of justices from the Botswana High Court. IDA Attendance.

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