Legon Law Student Dorcas Eli Ameonu Wins Best Oralist Award At African Human Rights Moot Court Competition In South Africa

Dorcas Eli Ameonu. Photo credit: UG LSU/ Twitter

Dorcas Eli Ameonu, one of two University of Ghana students who represented the university in South Africa for the 30th edition of the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, has won the award of best oralist at the said competition.

Dorcas and Nana Kweku Bosompem were the two student legal brains the University of Ghana sent to South Africa to battle it out with other students from prestigious universities across the continent.

Nana Kweku and Dorcas Ameonu. Photo credit: UG Law Students’ Union/Twitter

The two Ghanaian students and their counterparts from other African universities were asked to argue a hypothetical case before the African Court of Human and People’s Rights. They had to argue as lawyers of the applicant and later as lawyers of the respondents.

The African Human Rights Moot Court Competition is the largest gathering of students, academics and judges around the theme of human rights in Africa.

This annual event brings together all law faculties in Africa, whose top students argue a hypothetical human rights case as if they were before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Nana and Dorcas, earlier this year, advanced to the quarter-final stage of the competition after making their arguments online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, for the finals, they joined the other students at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa where the finals were held.


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