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Makerere beat UCU to claim Inter-University disability rights moot court competition

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Friday, 1 November 2019 - 4:21pm

 

 

Makerere beat UCU to claim Inter-University disability rights moot court competition 1 Makerere beat UCU to claim Inter-University disability rights moot court competition

By Joshua Amaitum 1 week ago

 

Makerere University has won the Inter-University disability rights moot court competition after beating the Uganda Christian University, Mukono in a hotly contested final.

Out of the four universities, which participated in the moot court competition, Makerere University emerged the best by scoring 82% during the final round. The best orator during the presentations was Innocent Jude Rwothomio from Makerere University. The universities that participated in the competition include Kampala International University, Islamic University in Uganda, Uganda Christian University and Makerere University.

During the final round of the competition, Justice Lydia Mugambe of the high court pointed out some of the key issues she observed as law students were arguing cases.

When you are in court before the judges, always maintain eye contact. Also, during presentations, avoid reading because, at the level of your submission, you have to be able to articulate issues. In addition, also avoid boring judges because when they get bored, they will start judging you

Justice Lydia Mugambe

Under the theme, “leaving no one behind” promoting accessibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities for sustainable development in Uganda, Dr. Damalie Naggita-Musoke said, the conference was organized to enhance public awareness towards the rights of persons with disabilities.