Annual Child Law Moot Court Competition 2019

The Centre for Child Law will be hosting its 10th Annual Child Law Moot Court Competition on 18 and 19 October 2019.
Please Note: The Moot Court facts will be put up on the website by 15 July 2019 (information updated 3 July 2019).

Information Document 2019: PDF
Schedule 2019: PDF (updated 3 July 2019)
Competition Rules 2019: PDF
Competition Facts 2019: PDF (added 22 July 2019)


Second International Children’s Rights Moot 2019

The University of Leiden (Netherlands) hosted the second International Children’s Rights Moot from 3 to 5 April 2019.

The Centre for Child Law assisted a team from the University of Pretoria to take part in the competition. The team was made up of Sasha Lordan and Snethemba Luhabe who were coached by Nyambeni Davhana.

Annual Child Law Moot Court Competition 2018

The Centre for Child Law successfully hosted its 9th Annual Child Law Moot Court Competition on 19 and 20 October 2018.

The aim of the competition is to develop in law students an awareness of children’s rights and child law and expose them to problem-solving and litigation in the field of child law.

The 2018 competition dealt with the question of whether the legal framework regulating protest action in South Africa sufficiently enables or protects children’s participation in protests. The competition was attended by teams representing 9 Universities: the University of the Western Cape, Walter Sisulu University, North West University, the University of Johannesburg, the University of Pretoria, the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of South Africa and Stellenbosch University.

The final round was held at the High Court, Pretoria in the Palace of Justice, with Judge Jody Kollapen presiding with Advocate Emma Webber and Advocate Jatheen Bhima. The University of the Witwatersrand and Stellenbosch University argued before the final bench and the University of the Witwatersrand emerged as winners of the competition.

First International Children’s Rights Moot 2014

The University of Leiden (Netherlands) and UNICEF hosted the first International Children’s Rights Moot from 18 to 20 November 2014.

The moot was part of the Children’s Rights week organised by the University of Leiden, UNICEF and the city of Leiden to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The University of Pretoria’s team mentored the Centre’s attorneys, Karabo Ngidi and Carina du Toit, won the prize for Best Applicant. The team members were Stephen Buabeng Baiboo and Thandeka Khoza, both second year law students.