May 23 Mon

27th Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court

All Day Washington College of Law
The Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition, under the auspices of the Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, functions as a simulation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The event brings together hundreds of law students from all over the world, and its purpose is to argue a hypothetical case about alleged human rights violations. The students represent the victims, or the states accused of the violation, with arguments based on the regulations of the American Convention on Human Rights, in addition to other Inter-American legal instruments. The event involves participating students and practicing professionals in different sectors of human rights, including academics, international and governmental organizations, as well as NGOs. The greatest contribution is made through their participation in legal discussions on issues currently debated in the Inter-American System for the protection of human rights. 

The hypothetical case of 2022 focuses on the topic "Climate Change and Human Rights: Impacts, Responsibilities and Opportunities," and was written by Astrid Puentes RiaƱo, who is an activist with more than twenty years of experience in environmental protection, human rights, and climate justice in Latin America.  

The competition will take place the week of May 23-27, 2022 on the campus of the Washington College of Law of American University in Washington D.C. 


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