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African Law Students Argue Against Criminalization of HIV Transmission

  • 12 October 2010

COTONOU, Benin — More than 120 young law students from 60 universities representing 24 African countries gathered here last week to compete in the 19th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

Law students argued on a hypothetical human rights case as if they were before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Law lecturers served as judges in the preliminary rounds and internationally recognised human rights law experts adjudicated the final round of the competition.

This annual competition was organised by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Democratisation at the Université d’Abomey-Calavi in Benin.

“The competition provided an amazing opportunity for us, law students, to put our legal training into practice,” said Ms Evy Carole Bouo, from the Université de Cocody (Cote d’Ivoire) who participated in proceedings. “It gave us the chance to meet and interact with prominent African and international legal and human rights experts,” she added.

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