BDU, School of Law Wins “The 2020 African Price Media Moot Court Competition,” and qualified for the International Round Which will be Held at Oxford in March.

The Price Media Law Moot Court Competition is an annual international moot court competition. It was established under the program called ‘Comparative Media Law & Policy’ at the University of Oxford in 2008, and become part of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford, since the beginning of August 2017. The competition focuses on international media law and related human rights such as freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of association, and other various facets of privacy.

Accordingly, the program aims to foster and cultivate interest in freedom of expression issues thereby enhance the role of the media and information technologies in societies around the world. The Competition challenges students to engage in comparative research of legal standards at the national, regional and international arena, and it is believed to enhance their ability to produce strong arguments (in written and oral forms) on cutting-edge questions in media and ICT law. The Competition currently comprises of seven Regional Rounds (South Asia, Asia-Pacific, South East Europe, North East Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas) and the selective International Rounds held in Oxford on March.

The 2020 Africa Regional Round was hosted in partnership with University of Johannesburg, in South Africa. BDU School of Law has been actively participating in the Competition since 2017. This year, our School has successfully scored the highest result in the Memorial Competition from the African Regional Rounds and selected to be one of the qualifying team for the International Rounds which will be held in Oxford. And now, the team is preparing with great enthusiasm to win the Oral Competition at the Oxford University.  The letter of invitation for the final competition is attached.

Once again the university would like to Congratulate School of Law students, faculty and BDU community!