The Makerere University moot society has won the Annual National Inter-University Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition colloquially known as the CEHURD Moot.
Makerere Moot Society beat Uganda Christian University at the finals to emerge winners of the legal competition.
The topic of discussion for this year’s moot was centered around “Enhancing Vaccine Equity in a pandemic.”
“Makerere Law School emerges victors against UCU in the Finals of the CEHURD moot 2021. Congratulations Sabiti Edwin and Kevin Nakimbugwe on winning the CEHURD Moot 2021. For all the hard work, Victory has been your reward,” Makerere University moot society announced via it’s social media.
Ms. Kevin Nakimbugwe emerged the first best speaker for the moot while Mr. Sabiti Edwin emerged second best speaker.
This moot was hosted at Hotel Africana from the 21st to the 22nd October, 2021.
The 2021 CEHURD Moot is based on practice directions and the timelines are modelled according to the practice directions given, to give the students a wholesome experience of the court process and prepare them for future litigation.
The cluster brings together lawyers to discuss and advice on topical issues on health and the law in the country.
While giving opening remarks at the moot final today, Ms. Fatia Kiyange said the event helps law students to gain experience on the legal aspect of health issues.
“The moot is helping law students to appreciate health issues that impact people from a legal perspective especially since they are to be decision makers in the future”
After the event, the bench had this to say to the mooters; “This year’s performance was excellent and the theme stands out. I appreciate CEHURD for introducing & being champions on the right to health, because it helps law students to be natured in decision making on such issues.
The Annual National Inter-University Law Moot Court Competition is one of the interventions through which young people are empowered to demonstrate their interest in advocating for Health and human rights.