11th Annual Inter-American Human Rights
Moot Court Competition

May 22 - 26

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Every year the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law welcomes students from all over the world to participate in one of the only trilingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese) moot court competitions based on the Inter-American human rights legal system. Students argue the merits of a hypothetical case based on a cutting-edge topic currently being debated within the system. During the week-long event, over 150 students will participate in oral round sessions judged by over 100 local and international attorneys. In addition, they will visit local and international institutions, such as the U.S. Congress and Supreme Court, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, as well as well-known NGOs such as Human Rights Watch and CEJIL. Students will also network with WCL faculty, local human rights attorneys, and members of the diplomatic corps and other long-time supporters of the Competition during various events planned for the week. The week culminates with the highly anticipated and well-attended Final Round. All events are open to the public.

Sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Contact: Shazia Anwar, sanwar@wcl.american.edu