Blackstone Human Rights Law Moot

The Blackstone Human Rights Moot Competition in collaboration with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and hosted by Oxford Lawyers without Borders, aims to promote the intellectual study of international human rights and to determine the team that will represent the University of Oxford at the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Geneva this summer. Teams had the opportunity to argue a hypothetical case on issues of international human rights law, as if they were before a hypothetical world Human Rights Court, on the basis of the International Bill of Human Rights and other applicable (such as regional) human rights instruments.

This moot is organised in collaboration with  the Institute, Oxford Lawyers Without Borders, and Mooting at Law. The competition acted as a selection process to determine the team that will represent Oxford at the 11th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot in Geneva, one of the most prestigious moot court competitions in the world, as well as being one of the few moot court competitions that engages with human rights law at Oxford. 

The competition is kindly sponsored by Blackstone Chambers

Blackstone Chambers enjoys an enviable reputation for its formidable strengths in a wide variety of work covering commercial, public and human rights, employment EU and public international law.  Recognised by the leading legal directories for the range of its practice base, Blackstone Chambers offers a multidisciplinary approach to legal representation in both national and international fora.

Advocacy is at the core of the service offered to clients.  Blackstone Chambers fosters and promotes this skill in its barristers and pupils.  We are therefore delighted to support the University of Oxford Lawyers Without Border mooting competition, offering as it does the opportunity for competitors to enhance and showcase their advocacy skills.

Blackstone Human Rights Moot 2022

Applications for the Blackstone Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2022 are now open. It will act as a selection process to identify the team that will represent Oxford at the 14th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition. All undergraduate students in law as well as graduate students on the BCL and the MLF are eligible to participate.

The Blackstone Human Rights Moot will take place in a hybrid format on 4 and 5 March 2022. Skeleton arguments are due on 2 March 2022. Participants can enter the moot in teams of two by sending the team members' names to by Tuesday, 22 February 2022. Competition materials below: