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European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
About the Competition
• Simulation of the European Court of Human Rights
concerning the violation of the European Convention on
Human Rights
• Only english MCC on Human Rights europe wide
• In cooperation with the Council of Europe
• 2 rounds – written pre-rounds and final oral round
• Open to all ELSA and CoE Member Countries
• Teams: 2 – 4 members per team
• Submission for Applicant and Respondent
• Oral Pleading for both sides
• Only 2 members are allowed to plead
European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
The European Court of Human Rights
•International court based in
Strasbourg
•As many judges as there are
member states
•Member countries: 47
•Convention for the
Protection of Human Rights
and Fundamental Freedoms
European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
What was going on?
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Due to close cooperation with CoE establishment HRMCC
Drafting Rules, Guidelines, Case, Registration, budget
Creating new website
Launching on 15th of July
Sponsors hunt beginning of August
Contacting possible Judges for the Jury
Many requests from teams and interested students
Already 10 registered teams!
Searching for acoommodation, lunch, dinner, opening
ceremony, award ceremony with CoE
European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
The Case
• Written by Andrew den Exter form the Erasmus
Observatory on Health Law, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
in cooperation with the HRMCC Advisory Board
• About the sterilization of an HIV infected woman after
giving birth in the fictitious country of Orosia
European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
The Jury
• Will score the written submissions in December and
judge the oral pleadings in February
• Already 5 Judges for Written Submissions
• Already 6 Judges for the Oral Pleadings
• More pending
European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
The Timeline
• 15th July 2012
– Launch of the Competition
• 15th September 2012
– Clarification Deadline
• 31st October 2012
– Team Registration Deadline
• 30th November 2012
– Deadline written submissions
• 24.-28. February 2013
– Final Oral Round
European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
The European Final
• 24th until 28th of February 2013
• At the Council of Europe and
• the European Court of Human Rights
• 16 best qualified teams
• Participation Fee for Accommodation, transport, meals,
venue, welcome reception, award ceremony
• „The Council of Europe prize“ – a traineeship at the
European Court of Human Rights for 1 month
European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Staff Structure
ELSA International
• Director for Moot Court
Competitions
• Advisory Board
• Judges
• Council of Europe
• International Organizing
Committee
European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
HRMCC Team 2012/2013
Head of HRMCC
IOC
Responsible for Fundraising
Responsible for the Final
Corinna Mückenheim
Director for Moot Court Competitions
Dainis Pudelis, Claire Finnegan
Paula Kuurne, Claire Finnegan, Patrycja
Karlowska, nevin Alija
Responsible for Panelists
Katja Fokin
Responsible for Rules/Wr. Subm. Cassandra Fernandes, Katja Fokin
Responsible for Teams
Nevin Alija
Responsible for Promotion
Chrysoula Mavromati, Patrycja Karlowska
European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Where to find the necessary documents to prepare?
• www.humanrightsmootcourt.org
• Section „Competition“ – ELSA, CoE, HRMCC, Contact,
Brochure
• Section „Participation“ – Case, Rules, Guidelines,
Registration, Deadlines, the Final
European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
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