European Human Rights Moot Court Competition

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The European Human Rights Moot Court Competition(or shortly: EHRMCC) is one of the flagship projects of ELSA. Established in 2012, the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition is now the leading moot court competition on European Human Rights.

The competition simulates the procedures of complaints to the European Court of Human Rights. It provides a unique opportunity for students to experience the principles and implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights firsthand. Teams consisting of 2 to 4 law student are eligIble to participate in the Competition. Each team may have up to 2 team coaches. Written submissions Are providing a selection round with the aim of selecting teams for the Final Oral Round. Registered teams have to send two Written Submissions, one for the Applicant and one for the Respondent. The Final Oral Round is the last stage of the competition, where the best sixteen teams compete. Final is annually organized in Strasbourg with the pleadings taking place at the European Court of Human Rights.

Every member of the winning team is invited for a traineeship at the European Court of Human Rights. The Final Oral Round gathers 16 teams from all over Europe. It is a unique opportunity for networking with other participants and Judges. The competition is a unique opportunity for students to gain practical experience comparable to real pleading in front of the judges of the European Court of Human Rights.

You can find more information about EHRMCC at http://ehrmcc.elsa.org/.

Michelle Goossens

Michelle Goossens

Vice President Moot Court Competitions