Author Bio

Christof Heyns is a professor of human rights law at University of Pretoria and a member of the UN Human Rights Committee. He holds teaching positions in human rights at Oxford, the American University in Washington D.C., and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. He was UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions during 2010 –2016. Heyns established the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition; the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition; and the South African National Schools Moot Court Competition.

Bongani Majola is the Chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission. He served as the Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) and Registrar of the UN International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda from January 2013 to December 2015. He served as Deputy Chief Prosecutor of the Tribunal in the prosecution of suspects indicted for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

Gift Kgomosotho is a research advisor at the South African Human Rights Commission. Kgomosotho has been involved with the South African Schools Moot Court Competition since 2009 as a participant, an organiser, a coach and a judge. Kgomosotho has further acted as a judge at the Nelson Mandela World Moot Court Competition, the AfricanHuman Rights Moot Court Competition, the South African Child Law Moot Court Competition and the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.