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? • • • • • • • • • 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 What can you do?