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The Bonavero Institute seeks to enrich the human rights experience of Oxford students, and to assist them to develop careers in the broad field of human rights. Its “Gateways to Human Rights Research and Practice” initiative aims to deepen student engagement with the institute’s research projects and to provide insights into human rights practice. Several programmes form part of this initiative: Non-credit Courses on Human Rights Strategy, Research Training Programmes, various opportunities for Human Rights Mooting, the Collaborative Legal Aid Clinic at HMP Huntercombe and our Summer Fellowship Programme.


Dear Prospective Participants, Coaches and Judges of the Price Moot,


We hope you are all healthy and well in these difficult and uncertain times. As you all are no doubt aware, the global pandemic has continued to spread across the world in these past few months, making international travel practically impossible.

At the outset, we thank you for your engagement with the current Price Moot Competition Case that draws on pressing issues in human rights - particularly in respect of freedom of expression and movement. These issues have contemporary relevance given governments' recent measures to respond to Covid-19. We are thus keen to keep the Price Moot alive in these trying times.


Despite our most optimistic estimates regarding the state of the world in early 2021, given the global reach of the moot, it is highly unlikely to imagine that it will be possible for all participants to travel to our numerous Regional Rounds and to Oxford for the International Finals. We have thus taken the decision to move all of our Regional and the International Rounds of the Price Moot online in its entirety

In respect of the Regional Rounds that serve as qualifiers for the International Rounds, we are in touch with Regional Coordinators to determine the possibilities available to us in each region. We will publish more details as well as timelines for oral rounds and memorial submissions in due course. 

We thank you for your patience and continued engagement with the Price Moot. As always do get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns.

Warm wishes and stay safe and healthy

Price Moot Administration 

The Price Media Law Moot Court Competition has been part of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford, since 1 August 2017.

The Price Media Law Moot Court Programme aims to foster and cultivate interest in freedom of expression issues and the role of the media and information technologies in societies around the world. It was established by the Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy at the University of Oxford in 2008.

The annual Price Moot Court Competition challenges students to engage in comparative research of legal standards at the national, regional and international levels, and to develop their arguments (in written and oral forms) on cutting-edge questions in media and ICT law. The Competition is currently comprised of seven Regional Rounds (South AsiaAsia-PacificSouth East EuropeNorth East EuropeMiddle East, Africa and Americas) and the selective International Rounds held in Oxford, gathering participants from countries as diverse as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Lebanon, the Philippines, Serbia, Trinidad and Tobago,  Ukraine, the UK and the USA.

The Price Media Law Moot Court Programme is more than a moot court!