College of Law Participates African Human Right Moot Court Competition


Haramaya University’s College of Law participates in the 26th African Human Right Moot Court Competition which took place in the University of Mauritius, Mauritius from September 18-23, 2017.  The team representing the College consisted of two 4th year law students: Ashenafi Debash and Fisum Girma and one college representative, Mr. Yibeltal Alemu.

According to the moot court rule, the competitors are expected to prepare a maximum of 4000 words memorials for both the applicant and respondent side. The students did the written submission during their vacation and the submissions were approved by the organizers which made the team qualify for the oral argument.

This competition is the largest human right competition in Africa and above 54 universities participated representing different countries. The competition was organized by the center for human rights in Pretoria in collaboration with the University of Mauritius. Mainly, the competition strives to create awareness on human rights in the region. This year the theme of the competition was the “Privatization of tourism industry and its related consequence on human rights”.

The competition had preliminary rounds to be argued on the given hypothetical case, and Mr. Yibeltal Alemu was a judge on those rounds.

The students showed an outstanding performance throughout the competition and they scored 74 point for their written submission and 69 for the oral argument. The experience was great for the students as well as for the College to be recognized and appreciated.

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