The University of Ilorin Faculty of Law has concluded arrangements to conduct the first `National Disability Rights Moot Competition’ as an ECOWAS moot court.
A Moot court is a mock court whereby law students argue imaginary cases for practice.
The Senior Programme Manager of Disability Law Advocacy Project (DLAP), Dr. Azubike Onuora-Oguno revealed in a statement that it is part of efforts targeted at broadening the understanding of the concept and practice of laws relating to the rights and privileges of people living with disabilities.
Onuora-Oguno explained that the programme would be drawn around a series of challenges being faced by persons living with one form of disability or the other.
According to him, the competition was also part of events put together to celebrate the 2020 edition of the International Disability Day.
Onuora-Oguno said that the event would hold at the university between Nov. 29 and Dec. 3.
He noted that all Faculties of Law in Nigerian universities were eligible to contest in the competition, while all entries must reach the organisers not later than Oct. 1.
He added that all qualifiers for the `Oral Round’ would be notified by Oct. 15.
He revealed that only the top six entries would be invited for the Oral Round, which would take the centre stage for three days – Nov. 29 to Dec. 3.
“The programme is targeted at helping students to appreciate the various laws protecting the rights of persons living with disability,’’ he said.
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