Moi Varsity Shines in a Global Moot Court Competition

elson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2016

Left to Right: Alphacxid Nyorsok (Moi University), Helaina Hirsch (Patrick Henry College), William Bock (Patrick Henry College) and Stephen Adier (Moi University)     Photo/MU

Law students of Moi University emerged runners up in the just concluded 8th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2016 in Palais des Nations, Geneva.

This comes barely a year after the School of Law topped last year’s continental moot court competition that was held in Arusha, Tanzania.

The global competition was conducted from July 18 to 20, 2016. Moi University was represented by Mr. Alphacxid Nyorsok and Mr. Stephen Adier, both students of the School of Law, Annex Campus.

Mr. Nyorsok and Mr. Adier participated in the category of Arguing the case for the Applicant. It narrowly lost to the USA’s Patrick Henry College, which participated in the category of Arguing the case for the Respondent.

The Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition has been presented every year for the last 8 years, bringing together some of the youngest and brightest law students from universities all around the globe to debate burning contemporary human rights issues on the basis of a common UN human rights system, influenced by national and regional perspectives and experiences.

The Competition is unique in reaching a broad base of participants, including from those parts of the world where regional human rights systems have not been established, or have only been recently introduced.

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