European human rights moot court competition
Team from City University London wins 2014 edition of the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
Strasbourg, 26.02.2014 – Strasbourg, 26.02.2014 – Students from City University London (United Kingdom) were declared winners of the second edition of the European Moot Court Competition in English on the European Convention of Human Rights, after beating a team from the Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) in the final round. The best orator prize was awarded to Emmanouil Giakoumakis from Greece and the best written submissions prize to the team from the University of Helsinki (Finland).
The final round took place at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on 26 February and its jury, made up of prominent figures, including judges of the Court and academics, was chaired by Johannes Silvis, judge at the European Court of Human Rights.
The sixteen university teams pleaded a fictive case concerning freedom of expression in relation to defamation and hate speech. The winning team is awarded a traineeship at the Court. (more...)
- European Human Rights Moot Court Competition
- European Law Students Association (ELSA)
- European Court of Human Rights
The European Law Students' Association is an independent, non-profit, non-political association run by and for law students and young lawyers. ELSA comprises a membership of 38,000 students and recent graduates. ELSA operates primarily through its local groups, which are located at close to 300 universities throughout 41 countries in Europe. Contributing to legal education and promoting human rights awareness are among the central aims of ELSA. The Council of Europe has had a partnership agreement with ELSA since 2008.