The Inaugural Pan-Asia International Human Rights Moot Competition (PANAHRM)

28th – 30th June 2017


The Centre for Comparative and Public Law of the University of Hong Kong ("CCPL") is co-organiser and host of the Inaugural Pan-Asia Human Rights Competition ("PANAHRM") from 28- 30 June 2017.

In this inaugural competition, CCPL is partnering with Hong Kong Unison, a non-governmental organisation which advocates the rights of Hong Kong's ethnic minorities.

Among the many international mooting competitions run globally, there has been to date no moot that focuses on the particular human rights issues, emerging norms and jurisprudence in the Asia-Pacific region. Taking note of this gap, the objectives of the Pan-Asian Human Rights Mooting Competition are:

1. To provide law students with an intellectually-stimulating forum to reflect on the dynamic human rights issues across the Asia-Pacific region;
2. To enhance student knowledge in the field of human rights in the Asia Pacific region;
3. To provide a simulating environment within which law students can test, hone and demonstrate their legal advocacy skills in international human rights law; and
4. To facilitate exchanges between senior members of the legal profession, including eminent members of the judiciary, legal practitioners and academics, and law students across the region.

The Moot Competition anticipates participation from law schools across Asia, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines.

For details of registration, please click here ('Registration')

For details of the moot problem and clarifications, please find the sections below under the subheadings 'Moot Problem' and 'Clarification'.

For further information regarding the rules of PANAHRM, please find the section below under the subheading 'The Rules'.


As the registration period falls within Easter (15 April) and some teams have expressed they still need time to obtain their law school's endorsement for participation, the Registration deadline has been extended to 21 April 2017, 4pm Hong Kong Time. Please register online here.

The Rules

Please find the rules here.

Key Dates

Team Registration
21 April 2017
Submission of Proof of Endorsement (Dean / Head of Law Faculty) via email to
21 April 2017
Release of Moot Problem on CCPL Website
18 April 2017
Submission of Requests for Clarifications of Moot Problem
25 April 2017
Release of Clarifications on Moot Problem
28 April 2017
Submission of Written Memoranda
19 May 2017
Team Withdrawal Deadline
19 May 2017
Notification of Result (Quarterfinalists) on CCPL Website
29 May 2017
Confirmation of Booking with Best Western Hotel by Completing this booking form. Failure to submit credit card details to secure booking will result in booking being vacated.
3 June 2017
Payment of Registration Fee of HK$2700 (per team of 3) for Quarterfinalists. Payment must be made by bank cheque and made payable to The University of Hong Kong. Please write down the name of your university and the names of the team members at the back of the cheque for reference purposes.
5 June 2017
Official Registration on Arrival in Hong Kong
28 June 2017
The Quarter-Final Round
29 June 2017
Dinner Reception
29 June 2017
The Semi-Final Round
30 June 2017
The Final Round
30 June 2017
Lunch & Awards Ceremony
30 June 2017

*For registration, please visit:

**For proof of endorsement of your law school's participation / questions regarding the moot problem / submission of written memoranda / notification of withdrawal, please email to


Teams are required to submit the following materials by the registration deadline on Friday 21st April 2017:

a) a completed online registration form (available at: );

b) Proof of endorsement of the team's registration through the Dean or Head of Department of their respective Faculty, which can be sent to

Moot Problem

Please find the moot problem here.


Please find the clarification here.

Important Documents for Competition

Watch this space.

Reference Materials

Asian Human Rights Charter

Quarterfinalist Teams

1. Arellano University of the Philippines, Philippines
2. Monash University, Australia
3. National University of Singapore, Singapore
4. Peking University, China
5. Singapore Management University, Singapore
6. University of Hong Kong, HKSAR
7. University of Philippines, Philippines

Schedule: Hong Kong Rounds

29 June 2017 Quarter-Finals

Time: 09:30 – 11:00

Room: Room 623, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Team 71 C
Team 32 R

Room: Room 624, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Team 35 C
Team 46 R

Time: 11:30 – 13:00

Room: Room 623, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Team 43 R
Team 32 C

Room: Room 624, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Team 46 C
Team 57 R

Time: 14:00 – 15:30

Room: Room 623, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Team 57 C
Team 35 R

Room: Room 624, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Team 43 C
Team 71 R

30th June 2017 Semi-Finals

Time: 09:00 – 11:00
Room: Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Semi-Finalist Team A
Semi-Finalist Team B

Time: 11:30 – 13:00
Room: Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Semi-Finalist Team C
Semi-Finalist Team D

30th June 2017 Final

Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Room: Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Finalist Team 1
Finalist Team 2

Judges Information

Watch this space.


For enquiries about PANAHRM, please contact the Moot Chair, Puja Kapai at