In order to provide law students with an opportunity to gain practical experience in the field, the European Law students’ Association (ELSA), has launched the 2nd edition of the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition in cooperation with the Council of Europe.
The competition, which simulates the procedure of complaints to the European Court of Human Rights, is open to all students from ELSA countries as well as from countries that are members of the Council of Europe.
The simulation of a court trial is often divided into two phases: the written phase and the oral phase. In the written part students draft submissions or memorials on behalf of the applicant and the respondent.
The written phase leads to the oral phase which means simulations of court hearings where students represent the applicant and the respondent. The teams will examine a fictive case and draft written submissions for each party.