Children's Rights Moot Court Competition

The bi-annual Children’s Rights Moot Court (CRM), organized by the Department of Child Law and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies was initiated by Leiden Law School in 2014 at the occasion of the twenty-fifth Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, with the aim to offer students an opportunity to engage with each other in an international moot court concerning complex and highly topical children’s rights matters. 

The CRM is a five-day online competition, consisting of four days of preliminary rounds, and the final round on the fifth day. The participating teams plead a fictitious case which involves a dispute between a state and a child/group of children.

The fourth edition of the CRM is set for 2021. You can read the 2021 case here. Further details about the competition are available here.

Oxford has entered one team of 4 students in 2021.

For further details, contact the Mooting Programme at

This competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate law students.