Two Students from the law school of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) received two major awards at the Inaugural Africa Gender Equality Moot Competition.
The competition was organised by Equality Now in collaboration with Solidarity for Women’s Rights and The Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
The GIMPA Mooting Society was represented at the competition by Mowbray Jones-Nelson and Ms Farodoye Esther.
As the Respondent Team, the GIMPA duo came up against Makerere University (Uganda) who represented the Applicant Team in the final round of the competition with the former placing first in the competition.
At the closing and award ceremony, the GIMPA team won the Overall Best Team award of the competition while being adjudged the 1st runner-up in the Overall Best Memorial category. Also, Mowbray Jones-Nelson, who was the team’s lead counsel received the Overall Best Oralist award.
The competition brought together participants from East Africa, West Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region and was held in French and English via Zoom.
The Inaugural Africa Gender Equality Moot Court Competition aims to foster and cultivate interest in the rights of women and girls in Africa and the role continental and international human rights instruments play in the enforcement, promotion and protection of these rights among the next generation of legal practitioners on the continent.
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