Nepal School Moot On Human Rights

About the Competition

The Nepal School Moot on Human Rights is a joint initiative of the Kathmandu School of Law and the Global Campus of Human Rights. The competition is an extension of the National Schools Moot Court Competition (NSMCC) initiated by the University of Pretoria, South Africa. It aims to elevate the education, articulation, research as well as oration skills of the students. It also aims to encourage talented young people to consider pursuing a law career. Additionally, it would also help strengthen human rights foundation by shaping the students into well-rounded members of the society with the understanding of human rights and professional ethos.

The first Nepal School Moot on Human Rights will be held in the Bhaktapur Campus and the Outreach Residential Campus of Kathmandu School of Law.

Objectives 

  1. Help students understand and analyze the necessary foundation of the human rights principles and objective, ultimately leading to its better understanding and articulation.
  2. Guide students to incorporate human rights issues with the changing world and become cognizant of the basic founding principles of human rights at the domestic level. 
  3. To mitigate the surficial level of quarrel and initiate a new mechanism of research-based argumentation.
  4. Support the students to develop overall professional skills. (Legal research, writing, argumentation etcetera.)
  5. Bring students from different regions of the nation fostering diversity leading to the contextual comprehension of human rights ethos and principles. 
  6. Foster a friendly competitive environment, which will enhance the students' working efficiency even in a difficult situation.
  7. Use school moots to encourage a vibrant and cooperative community to strengthen human rights.

Who can participate? 

The moot is open to all the colleges in Nepal who have legal studies in their high school curriculum. One team from each college can participate in the competition. The team shall comprise of two members excluding team advisors or coach. 

Language

English will be the official moot language for the first edition. 

Modality 

  1. The moot court will have written submissions (memorial) as well as the oral rounds.  
  2. In addition to the coaches that the teams might have; the teams will be assigned with the tutors. The tutors will be assigned from a pool of undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over Nepal. The latter must have previously participated in National and International Moot Court Competitions. The tutors will guide the team of high school students with the basic tenants of legal research and oral skills. 

In case of any query or clarifications, please write us at mootcourts@ksl.edu.np