Advocating for Human Rights: 10 Years of the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Title

Advocating for Human Rights: 10 Years of the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Editors

Maxine L. Grossman

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Publication Date

2008

Abstract

Moot Court competitions constitute an alternative model of human rights training, giving students the skills to contribute to the development of international human rights law and thus make them qualified advocates for human rights change in their home countries and abroad. By focusing on the perfection of oral as well as written skills, participants are more likely to be successful not only in cases brought before their home courts, but in front of international tribunals and other organs. Such competitions have opened the doorway for more human rights classes in law schools, more clinical training programs, more NGOs dedicated to human rights law, and overall more lawyers dedicated to participating in an expanded notion of a human rights community. As demonstrated in this volume, moot court competitions have revolutionized human rights legal education in Africa, Europe and the Americas.

The yearly Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition was established in 1995. The full text of the hypothetical cases, bench memoranda, and winning memorials from the first ten years of this Competition are included as a resource to be used creatively by scholars, NGOs, international organizations, governments, practitioners, students, etc., to further promote human rights legal obligations.

ISBN

9789004162594

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1163/ej.9789004162594.1-970

Table of Contents

Preliminary Material Introduction: The Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition Students and Moot Court Competitions an Introduction Revolutionising Human Rights Education in African Universities the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition Moot Courts from the Perspective of the Bench 1996: Sybille Olivera v. Marelle 1996: Sybille Olivera v. Marelle Hypothetical Case 1996: Winning Memorial Forthe State Hamline University by Colleen Beebe & Claudia Saavedra 1996: Sybille Olivera v. Marelle Bench Memorandum 1997: Cecilia Herold et al. v. Pacifica 1997: Cecilia Herold et al. v. Pacifica Hypothetical Case Restricted Access 1997: Winning Memorial for the State American University Washington College of Law 1997: Cecilia Herold et al. v. Pacifica Bench Memorandum 1998: Rcmulo Estrada V.Ithaka 1998: Rcmulo Estrada v. Ithaka Hypothetical Case 1998: Winning Memorial for the State University of Florida 1998: Romulo Estrada V.Ithaka Bench Memorandum 1999: Alejandro Perez (Iialejandro Mayta") v. The Republic of Miranda 1999: Alejandro Perez (" Alejandro Mayta") v. The Republic of Miranda Hypothetical Case 1999 Winning Memorial for the State Northwestern University by Michael Jason Cunningham & Monica Llorente 1999: Alejandro Perez (" Alejandro Mavta") v. Republic of Miranda Bench Memorandum 2000: Victoria Riel Guevara et al. V.Alboria 2000: Victoria Riel Guevara et al. v. Alboria Hypothetical Case 2000 Winning Memorial for Petitioner Syracuse University Florence Harewood & Yang Guang 2000: Victoria Riel Guevara et al. V.Alboria Bench Memorandum 2001: Pagura Workers’ Union et al. v. Alta Caledonia 2001: Pagura Workers’ Union et al. v. State of Alta Caledonia Hypothetical Case 2001 Winning Memorial for the Petitioner Gonzaga University by Rondi Thorp &jodi Thorp 2001: Pagura Workers’ Union et al. v. State of Alta Caledonia Bench Memorandum 2002: Williams et al. v. State of Buenaventura 2002: Williams et al. v. State of Buenaventura Hypothetical Case 2002 Winning Memorial for the State University of the West Indies (#2) 2002: Williams et al. v. State of Buenaventura Bench Memorandum 2003: Valencia et al. v. Liberte 2003: Valencia Et Al v. Liberte Hypothetical Case 2003 Winning Memorial for Petitioner University of West Indies (#1) 2003: Valencia et al. v. Liberte Bench Memorandum 2004: Cine, Felanuma et al. v. State of Esmeralda 2004: Cine, Felanuma et al. v. State of Esmeralda Hypothetical Case 2004 Winning Memorial Thomas Jefferson School of Law 2004: Cine, Felanuma et al. v. State of Esmeralda Bench Memorandum 2005: Blanco et al. v. Republic of Belor 2005: Blanco et al. v. Republic of Belor Hypothetical Case 2005 Winning Memorial for the Petitioner Hamline University School of Law 2005: Blanco et al. v. Republic of Belor Bench Memorandum Inter-american Human Rights Moot Court Competition Official Competition Rules Meet the Editors

First Page

1

Last Page

970

Publisher

Brill; Nijhoff

City

Boston, MA

Series

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute New Authors Series, Volume: 3

Advocating for Human Rights: 10 Years of the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

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