Congratulations to the Oxford team of Gayathree Devi Kalliyat Thazhathuveetil (BCL, Somerville), Ayushi Agarwal (BCL, Exeter)  and their coach Raghavi Viswanath (BCL, St Anne's) on winning the prestigious Nelson Mandela Moot Court Competition in Geneva.  Gayathree also won the Best Oralist award, while Ayushi was the third best oralist.

The week-long competition was organised by the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in collaboration with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva and the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the Washington College of Law, American University, Washington DC. 

The case for the 2019 competition concerned alleged violations of the right to fair trial, the right to an effective remedy, the prohibition against torture, the right to culture, and the right against discrimination.

This year participants came from forty-three universities in more than thirty countries.   The team's participation in the competition was made possible by the generous support of the Faculty of Law and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights.  The team would also like to thank the Bonavero Institute and Oxford Lawyers without Borders for having organised the Blackstone Human Rights Moot Court Competition which selected the team to represent the University.