Trinity College Dublin team wins 2013 first European Human Rights Moot Court Competition in English
The final round took place at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on 27 February and its jury, made up of prominent figures, including judges of the Court and academics, was chaired byMs Nina Vajic, former Judge and President of Section 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 thirteen countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, UK) pleaded a fictive case concerning the ‘Sterilisation of pregnant HIV women in Orosia’.
The Moot Court Competition aims at giving law students, who represent future lawyers or judges, practical experience on the European Convention on Human Rights and its implementation. The winning team is awarded a traineeship at the Court.
Several countries from the Council of Europe have financially contributed to the organisation of this first competition in particular Ireland, Andorra and Poland.