Nepal School Moot On Human Rights 2020

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 was held virtually. A total of 12 teams registered for the Nepal School Moots on Human Rights. This project grant was received by Asst. Prof. Ravi Prakash Vyas and Program Assistant Pranjali Kanel. 

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.

Participation

The moot was open to all the colleges in Nepal having legal studies in their high school curriculum. One team from each college could participate in the competition. The team comprised of two members excluding team advisors or coach. 

Language

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

Modality 

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

Results

The results for the following award titles were announced and was live streamed through the official Facebook page of Kathmandu School of Law which is available at https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=3845093675537795

 

WinnerKhwopa Secondary School (Team 109): Babin Bhattarai and Ayasha Thakulawat

Runner Up TeamMorgan International College (Team 105): Sujina Dhoju and Shristi Lammichhane

Third Best TeamShared between Unigloble College (Team 102 ): Jeniva Dangal and Indu Aryal and KMC Bagbazar (Team 108): Ritika Shah and Shruti Timilsina

Best MemorialKhwopa Secondary School (Team 109): Babin Bhattarai and Ayasha Thakulawat

Best Speaker (Finals)Ayasha Thakulawat: Khwopa Secondary School (Team 109)

Best Speaker (Preliminary) – Kripa Bhandari: Modern Boarding Secondary College (Team 109)

Team Spirit Award Triton International College (Team 107) - Dina Karki and Rabina Sharma