Academy on Human Rights Hosts 25th Anniversary of Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition
May 18, 2020
From May 18-22, American University Washington College of Law’s Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is hosting a virtual version of the 25th Anniversary of the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition.
An event that began in 1995, the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition is the only trilingual competition in the world, with participants speaking in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The competition is an important forum for the analysis of international human rights and a valuable educational tool, which challenges student competitors and human rights practitioners to engage in cutting-edge legal discussions concerning the Inter-American human rights legal system, one of the world’s most active international legal bodies. In its 25th year, the competition has received a total of 53 Memorials from teams and had the virtual participation of over 120 Judges, representing 30 different countries evaluating team memorials.
The AUWCL community is invited to participate in a series of virtual events open to the public during the week of the competition:
Tuesday, May 18 – 11 a.m.
"Rule of Law and Human Rights: Strengthening Democratic Institutions Regional Voices Panel" (English Event)
Thursday, May 21 – 11 a.m.
“Estado de Derecho y Derechos Humanos: El Fortalecimiento de las Instituciones Democráticas en Tiempos de Crisis” (Rule of Law and Human Rights: Strengthening Democratic Institutions in Times of Crisis – Spanish Event)
Friday, May 22 – 11 a.m.
"El Futuro del Sistema Interamericano, desafíos e importancia para futuros abogados" (The Future of the Inter-American System, Challenges and Importance for Future Lawyers – Spanish / English Event).
This panel at the closing ceremony will feature panelists Joel Hernandez, president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and Elizabeth Odio Benito, president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The discussion will be moderated by Professor and Dean Emeritus Claudio Grossman.