The Fiji National University (FNU) were crowned winners of the 2018 Annual Moot Court Competition (AHRMCC) that was organized by the Citizens’ Constitutional Forum in partnership with the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FRWM) and the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission, and funded by the European Union, through the project, “Fiji in Transition-Towards a Sustainable Constitutional Democracy.”
The AMHMCC was contested by 3rd year law students from FNU and the University of the South Pacific, at the Suva High Court in which the Hon Justice Thushara Rajasinghe heard moot scenario’s pertaining human rights violations of the detained person.
The objective of the AHRMCC is to improve the awareness and interest of students regarding human rights. Secondly, it is designed to encourage a discussion and debate amongst the legal profession on opportunities and challenges relating to Human Rights cases.
Since the launch of the Competition in 2016, the series has focused on issues such as torture and the first hour procedure. This year marks the final run of the Competition where the focus shifted to the issue of Torture and Freedom of Expression.
Meanwhile, Saddiq Akif Koya of USP and Miliakere Divuki Tamani were award “Best Mooters” at an awards ceremony that was later held the entertainment room at Suva’s Albert Park pavilion.