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The duo that comprises of one *Fusi Christoper Maoeng * and *Reitumetse Eric Molapo*. The two shall be heading to Cairo to compete at this year’s Christof Heyns African Human Rights Moot Court Competition! The competition shall house a number of universities from all across the continent.

This competition is an annual event, organised by the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in partnership with a host university, this year the British University in Egypt. This event brings together law students, academics, and judges from more than half of Africa’s 120 law faculties to argue a hypothetical human rights case and share expertise in the field of human rights law. This year, the Competition will tackle issues relating to Climate Change, Human Trafficking, and Social Media Giants & Artificial Intelligence.

Established in 1992, 150 universities, representing 50 African states, have over the years participated in this premier human rights event on the African university calendar. Since 1992, over 10 000 young African lawyers, those who Nelson Mandela called “the leaders, teachers and judges of tomorrow”, have studied the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Women’s Protocol, the African Children’s Charter and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance to develop arguments that they put before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

The objectives of the Competition are to educate future legal practitioners and academics from across the continent with regard to human rights law; to create links between African law faculties, lawyers and academics; to strengthen the African Union’s human rights institutions; and to promote the role of law and legal institutions in resolving conflict.

The duo from the NUL faculty of LAW shall embark on this journey on the 22nd to the 29th of July. Meaning they shall have to fly to Egypt for the oral rounds. The competition shall only be partially sponsored. The organizers shall only cover local transportation and food expenses in Egypt.

As thus, a humble Request for assistances is made to the public; National NGO’s, Private and Public sector companies, and individuals in their personal capacity, to aid in the following; Visa and accomidation funding and return flight to and from Egypt.

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