(ELSA), has launched the 2nd edition of the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition

In order to provide law students with an opportunity to gain practical experience in the field, the European Law students’ Association (ELSA), has launched the 2nd edition of the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition in cooperation with the Council of Europe.

The competition is open to all students from ELSA countries as well as from countries that are members of the Council of Europe.

The competition simulates the procedure of complaints to the European Court of Human Rights.

The simulation of a court trial is often divided into two phases: the written phase and the oral phase. In the written part students draft submissions or memorials on behalf of the applicant and the respondent.

The written phase leads to the oral phase which means simulations of court hearings where students represent the applicant and the respondent. The teams will examine a fictive case and draft written submissions for each party.

The teams will be evaluated based on their written admissions and the best 16 teams will compete in the European final at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

The winning team will be awarded with a traineeship at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg for a period of one month.

 

Deadline for sending questions is 10th Octomber 2013.

Deadline for teams to register is 31st October 2013, 12 pm CET.

Deadline for written submission is 15th November 2013, 12 pm CET.

 

Find out more: http://www.humanrightsmootcourt.org

 

The competition will be added to the Eurodesk database.