Students from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) were declared winners of the third edition of the European Moot Court Competition in English on the European Convention on Human Rights, after beating a team from the University of Essex (United Kingdom) in the final round. The Best Orator prize was awarded to Myrto Stavridi, also from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
The Best Respondent Written Submission prize was given to the teams from the University of Essex (United Kingdom) and from the Democritus University of Thrace (Greece).
The Best Applicant Written Submission prize was awarded to two teams: the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Tilburg University (the Netherlands).
The final round took place at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on 25 February and its jury, made up of prominent figures, including judges of the Court and academics, was chaired by Robert Spano, judge at the European Court of Human Rights.
The competition simulates the procedure of complaints to the European Court of Human Rights. Sixteen university teams from twelve countries (Austria, Croatia, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom) pleaded a fictive case regarding minorities, in particular LGBT reproductive and parenting rights. (more...)