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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In the presence of students and their families and friends, Faculty members and Geneva Academy staff – with some students and their families participating remotely – the Graduation Ceremony was the occasion to celebrate this important milestone, congratulate our students for this achievement and say goodbye.
The Geneva Academy PhD Forum is a space that gathers PhD researchers and experts – in Geneva and beyond – who work in the scientific focus area of the Geneva Academy.
This training course will explore the major international and regional instruments for the promotion of human rights, as well as with their implementation and enforcement mechanisms; and provide practical insights into the different UN human rights mechanisms pertinent to advancing environmental issues and protecting environmental human rights defenders.
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This project aimed at identifying and clarifying policies and practices for states and businesses, including public and private investors, across the full ‘conflict cycle’ and the ‘protect, respect and remedy’ pillars of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
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The Treaty Body Members’ Platform connects experts in UN treaty bodies with each other as well as with Geneva-based practitioners, academics and diplomats to share expertise, exchange views on topical questions and develop synergies.