Tuesday, 24 September 2019

European Human Rights Moot Court Competition

The call for applications for the 8th edition of the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition (EHRMCC) has been put online. The EHRMCC is the largest English-language human rights moot court competition in the world. It offers excellent opportunities for students from all over Europe to improve their written and oral advocacy skills through simulating the procedures of complaint for the European Court of Human Rights. With this 8th edition of the Competition, the organising European Law Students' Association (ELSA) is introducing mandatory Regional Rounds. This is an excellent opportunity for all participants to improve their oral advocacy, network with fellow participants from all over Europe and prepare for the Final Oral Round! The three Regional Rounds will take place in the United Kingdom, Germany and Lithuania. During the Final Oral Round in Strasbourg, the finalists will plead in front of current Judges of the Court, meet distinguished human rights experts and enjoy grand ceremonies as well as take part in 18 Preliminary Rounds, 4 Quarter Finals, 2 Semi Finals and one Grand Final in the Grand Chamber. 

The fictitious case of the 8th edition of the EHRMCC concerns events surrounding a military operation, which took place in the context of an international armed conflict. In the case, complaints were lodged under Articles 2, 3, 6, 8, and 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights. You can read more about the Competition here and for any enquiries please contact Sarah Ikast Kristoffersen at academicactivities at elsa.org.

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