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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EUROPEAN HUMAN RIGHTS MOOT COURT COMPETITION

What is the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition?
The European Human Rights Moot Court Competition simulates court trials for cases concerning human rights. The participants will work on fictional cases prepared by the working committee. The competition has two parts: written and oral. For the written part of the competition, participants are asked to write drafts on behalf of the court respondents. The oral part is the actual simulation of court hearings wherein the participants will represent the applicant and the court respondent.


Who can join the competition?

This competition is open for participation of all law students from countries which are members of the European Law Students’ Association and Council of Europe. Kindly click on the Participation menu for a list of qualified European countries.


What can participants learn from the experience?
Participants of this competition will have an unparalleled advantage over their colleagues because this contest will challenge their legal skills to the best of their abilities. They will gain valuable experience in the enactment of the European Convention on Human Rights. Their legal argumentation will be tested as they discuss their point in front of respected and leading legal professionals. They will also know how to work within a legal team.


What is the prize for the winning team?
The winning team will get an opportunity to undergo the training program at the European Court of Human Rights and have the chance to work with the European Convention on Human Rights.


When is the deadline for registration?
The deadline for registration for interested participants is on December 31, 2017.


When and where will the competition be held?

The first part of the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition will commence on August 18, 2018. It will be held in Lucerne, Switzerland.