Moot Court Competitions

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EHRMCC

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/

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EMC²

The ELSA Moot Court Competition (or shortly: EMC.) is one of the flagship projects of ELSA. Established in 2002, the ELSA Moot Court Competition is now the third largest moot court competition in the world.

EMC2 is a simulated hearing of the WTO dispute settlement system. Teams prepare and analyze fictive case and present their arguments both for the complainant and the respondent in front of a Panel which consists of WTO and trade law experts. The WTO is ELSA’s main organising partner. The moot court competition exists of two rounds: the first one is the participation in one of the five regional rounds. As the moot court competition is truly global, five regional rounds are organised: two European Rounds, one All-American Round, the Asia-Pacific Round and the African Round. Before the Regional Round, each team is required to submit a written submission. The teams that pass the regional rounds will go to the Final Oral Round, taking place at the WTO headquarters in Geneva.

The ELSA Moot Court Competition is a year-long project, with the regional rounds taking place in February and March, and the Final Oral Round in the beginning of June. The team participating in EMC2 shall consist of 2 to 4 law students, and every team is allowed to register 2 coaches or academic advisors. Only one team per university is allowed to participate. The Panel consists of world trade law experts willing to be active at the hearings. All teams have to pay a registration fee of 250 Euro to ELSA International, but many law faculties will cover these costs. Next to this, additional fees for the regional and final round are asked.

You can find more information about EMC2 at http://emc2.elsa.org/.