Makerere University law students Ruth Muhawe and Gulam Hussein Dawood have won the 2018 Africa Moot Court Competition held in Ghana.
“Our students have been crowned champions of the All Africa Moot competition in Ghana,” Makerere Vice Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe confirmed.
“I congratulate Makerere Law School upon this great achievement. You have made Makerere proud,” he added.
Dawood, a 4th year law student and Muhawe a 3rd year law student were guided by Dr. Daniel Ruhweza, a lecturer and constitutional law expert at the university.
The two students emerged second and third best oralists.
Our students have been crowned champions of the All Africa Moot competition in Ghana. I congratulate @MakLawSchool upon this great achievement. You have made Makerere proud. 🎉 pic.twitter.com/LoBPn8o1zs
— Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (@ProfNawangwe) August 11, 2018
Makerere last won the moot competition in 2001.
This year’s African Human Rights Moot was organised by the Centre for Human Rights, Africa.
East Africa’s highest prestigious institution faced off with the University of Pretoria and Universite des Leganes of Côte d’Ivoire.
The students argued for and against the “Right to Freedom from Torture and Human Trafficking as well as Rights of Older Persons”.