American University Washington College of Law’s Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is pleased to invite students from all universities around the world to register as teams in the 2021 Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition.
The Competition is a unique trilingual (English, Portuguese, and Spanish) event established to train law students on how to use the Inter-American human rights legal system as a legitimate forum for redressing human rights violations. The 2021 Competition will be held virtually from May 16 to 28, 2021. The hypothetical case “Human Rights and States of Emergency: Unexpected Crises and New Challenges” written by Carlos Ayala, former Commissioner of the IACHR, and Santiago Martínez, Human Rights Defender, operates as the basis of the competition. Students argue the merits of this case by writing legal memoranda and preparing oral arguments for presentation in front of human rights experts acting as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
The deadline for registrations is 12 March 2021.
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Do not miss this opportunity to connect with students, experts in international law, activists, professionals, and academics from all over the world. The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is an important referent in the world in topics of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and it is the only Academic Institution in the US with programs in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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This announcement is from the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, an ESIL Institutional Member