René Cassin Competition - 29 March to 1 April 2005

The 2004 René Cassin competition
The 21st René Cassin European Human Rights Competition which are taking place from 29 March to 1 April at the Council of Europe.

The competition involves mock trials - in French - based on the Council’s European Convention on Human Rights. It is open to students of law and political sciences.

51 teams representing universities from 15 different countries will take part in this year’s competition, which will focus on police interrogations and striking a balance between psychiatric detention and personal freedom.

The teams will each present a written analysis of problems raised by a fictitious case, taking into account the European Convention on Human Rights and the jurisprudence of the Strasbourg court. They will then take part in open legal debates, leading up to the final at 2.30pm on 1 April in the hearing room of the European Court of Human Rights.

Poitiers University wins 21st René Cassin European Human Rights Competition

A team of students from the Poitiers University won the 21st René Cassin European Human Rights Competition, beating the team representing the University of Paris Dauphine in the final on Friday 1st April. The winning team argued a fictitious case before the European Court of Human Rights on striking a balance between personal freedom, police interrogations and psychiatric detention. (more...)

Practical case 2005
Stella Kepele, a national of the State of VAUGESTYRIA which has ratified the European Convention on Human Rights and all its protocols, is quietly watching television in her armchair when it suddenly dawns on her that her flat is far too cramped. Quick as a flash, she takes an ice-pick which she has kept and starts demolishing the party wall between her flat and the one next door. (more...)

Photo gallery
Video of the speeches for the defense
Video of the results
fact sheet
  previous competitions
all the competitions [French]
Nadiejda Nikitina, president of Juris Ludi
  juris Ludi
The Association Juris Ludi has some thirty members, all students, and all volunteers, who, on top of their university studies, are busy all year round with the selection of teams and jury members. (more...)
Association Juris Ludi: 17 rue de la Haute-Montée, 67000 Strasbourg
  reference website
René Cassin Competition Website