UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI MAKES HISTORY AT THE 24TH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHT MOOT COMPETITON

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The University of Nairobi, school of law continued with its stellar performance in moot court competitions by winning for the 2nd year in a row the 24th African Human Right Moot Court Competition held from the 5th to 10th of October 2015 at the University of Zambia. This is a remarkable feet achieved by any university in the 24 year history of the competition. Never before has any University won the competition twice in a row. The success comes barely 5 months after the University of Nairobi  was ranked 10th Overall in the world in during the Phillip C Jessup Moot Court Competition held in Washington DC in April 2015.

The Africa Human Right moot Court Competition is an annual gathering on the continent of students and lecturers of law. Established in 1992, 1071 teams from 146 universities, representing 49 countries, have over the last 23 years participated in this premier event on the university and human right s calendar of the continent.

In 2014, the moot Court Competition was held at the University of Nairobi, where 52 Universities attended and the University of Nairobi emerged top overall after beating the University of Pretoria in the finals to emerge as the best Anglo-Phone team on the continent. As fate would have it, the two teams met again for the second time in the finals of the 2015 competition with 61 universities participating, and the school, once again emerging the better team in the Anglo- phone category and the overall winner in the competition.

The Team succeeded in overcoming stiff but worthy competitor from South Africa and Egypt including but not limited to University of Cape Town , The Academic Leader in Africa, The University of Pretoria and from Egypt the American University in Cairo.

In this year’s competition the University and the school was proudly and ably represented by two exceptionally talented students, Ms. Cecilia Isohi and Ms Lelei Cheruto, both third year students. The Team was under tutelage and guidance of Prof Edwin Abuya, Evans Dimba and Sam Alosa. The exemplary performance by the students and the school can be attributed to the student’s personal commitment, enterprise, discipline and hard work couple by the high quality of teaching and values instilled at the School of Law University Of Nairobi. This in its own right confirms the University position as a leader in teaching and Research in the region.

Once again we at the school of law and the University of Nairobi, congratulates and commends Ms Isohi and Ms Cheruto for the impressive performance, remarkable achievement and for making us all very proud. We share in your success and join you in your in the celebration.

 

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