National Schools Moot Competition

7th South African National Schools Moot Court Competition - calling for entries

The Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) is a grant making institution supporting civil society organisations in South Africa, and the region, to implement programmes which promote and protect human rights. The Foundation's mission is to address the historical legacy of apartheid, to promote and advance transformation in the country and to build a human rights culture using the Constitution as a tool.

The FHR, in partnership with the South African Human Rights Commission, Webber Wentzel, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, University of Pretoria, Department of Basic Education and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, is calling for entries for the 7th South African National Schools Moot Court Competition.

The eight Finalists in the National Oral Round will stand a chance to represent South Africa in The H ague at the International Moot Competition in January 2018.

All secondary schools in South Africa are invited to enter a team of two learners.

Teams are provided with the facts of a fictitious case which involves human rights issues under the South African Constitution. Teams are expected to write two short essays defending opposite sides of the case. The teams with the highest scores for their essays from each province will be invited to argue the case in an oral round before judges in a real court scenario.

The Final Oral Round is hosted in the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg!

The winners of the Final Oral Round will receive financial support toward their first year of study should they choose to study law at any South African university, to which they have been admitted.

All lawyers - attorneys, advocate, law students, prosecutors, law lecturers, magistrates and judges - are also invited to join the growing number of lawyers who open their doors and assist learners and schools who wish to participate.

Twitter: @nationalschoolmoot

The closing date is Friday, 30 June 2017.

For more information, refer to www.schoolsmoot.co.za.