René Cassin Competition 2008
Students representing universities in six countries competed against each other on the topic of new technologies in secondary schools during the 22nd René Cassin European Human Rights Competition. The contest took place at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on 7 and 8 April 2008.
The René Cassin competition - mock legal proceedings in French based on the European Convention on Human Rights - is open to students of law and political science from 25 countries.
Sixteen teams were selected this year following the written stage of the competition which entailed the drafting of a memorial. They argued their case before a mock court made up of academics, judicial officers and officials from the European Court.
A face-to-face examination took place between the finalists on Tuesday 8 April in the Court’s hearing room, in front of a panel made up of prominent figures (judges of the Court, academics).
After a two-year break the René Cassin competition, one of the foremost French-language legal advocacy contests, has resumed in 2008 with a new advisory board and in partnership with Robert Schuman University and the International Human Rights Institute.
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