20 June 2022
The Geneva Academy team at the 2022 Mandea Moot Court – Helmer Jonelid and Edward Millett – qualified for the final rounds of the competition that will take place in Geneva from 18 to 21 July 2022.
For this to happen, they had to pass two preliminary rounds: the submission of a written memorial and the oral rounds that took place online in May.
In both their memorial as well as in the oral rounds, Helmer and Edward had to analyse – from an international human rights law perspective and the protection it affords – topics related to economic sanctions, the law of the sea, refugee law and abortion laws.
Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria
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These final rounds will consist in octofinals, quarterfinals, semi-finals and final rounds. In these rounds, the teams will have to argue – for both the applicant and the respondent – on cases related to the same topics they addressed in their memorial and during the oral rounds.
Participation in the Mandela Moot Court is very demanding and involves a lot of work. Now that our students are preparing for their final exams, this is even more challenging for them. I am very proud of Helmer and Edward for this great achievement and I am sure that this participation in the final rounds will both rewarding and inspiring says Katia Rosenblat, Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy and the Team’s Coach.
The Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is organized by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Two students from our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and MAS in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law can participate following a competitive selection process carried out by a Geneva Academy jury. For selected students, participation replaces two optional courses and can be validated for 6 ECTS.
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This training course will delve into the means and mechanisms through which national actors can best coordinate their human rights monitoring and implementation efforts, enabling them to strategically navigate the UN human rights system and use the various mechanisms available in their day-to-day work.
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This project addresses the human rights implications stemming from the development of neurotechnology for commercial, non-therapeutic ends, and is based on a partnership between the Geneva Academy, the Geneva University Neurocentre and the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee.
Olivier Chamard/Geneva Academy
The GHRP Briefings provide an opportunity for all stakeholders to discuss the results of the United Nations (UN) Treaty Body (TB) 2020 Review and practical ways to implement change.