Organising competition in European Law
During our work in the Western Balkans, we have identified a lack of practical knowledge on the European Convention for Human Rights (ECHR). Very few Law faculties in the Balkan states have courses in European Law and the courses that do exist lack practical training on the procedures.
In 2005, we discussed possibilities for organising a Moot Court Competition in the Western Balkans, based on the procedures of the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg. The First Moot Court competition was organized in April 2007 with clubs from Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.
The Moot Court competitions have led to increased practical knowledge on cases, rules and procedures of the European Court on Human Rights, both among students at Law faculties and among existing legal professionals. It also gives law students a great possibility to exercise and develop their analytical skills, their capacity to produce a written brief and their ability to plead and act before some of Europe’s High Judges.
In April 2010, Young Lawyers of Serbia and Civil Rights Defenders will organise the Fourth Regional Moot Court Competition in Rijeka, Croatia.News.
Tags: European Court of Human Rights, Law students, and Moot Court.