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EHRMCC

ELSA International would proudly like to present the partners of the EHRMCC. Our cooperation is inevitable for the project itself and mutually very beneficial. The competition provides a unique channel for reaching a wide audience of law students, for being in touch with students with a strong Human Rights interest as well as an opportunity to contribute to the realisation of a project with a significant impact on the way future lawyers understand and apply the European Convention on Human Rights. To discover the advantages of supporting a worldwide event for law students, please contact the Vice President for Moot Court Competitions of ELSA International at mootcourts@elsa.org or just scroll down and fill in the online contact form.
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Patron
Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe

Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland has been the Patron of ELSA since February 2013. ELSA is both honoured and proud that Mr. Jagland accepted to support the Association, which corroborates the close cooperation of ELSA with the Council og Europe.
Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland is a former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway. He has also been the President of the Storting (the Norwegian Parliament) and the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards annually the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2009, he was elected as the 13th Secretary General of the Council of Europe, while he was trusted to continue holding the position for a second term to be ended in 2019.
As the Secretary General, Mr. Jagland has the overall responsibility for the strategic management of the Council of Europe. During his first term, the World Forum for Democracy was launched and the report “State of Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe” was issued.

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The Council of Europe

Due to our vision “a just world in which there is respect for human dignity and cultural diversity”, ELSA has a strong commitment to Human Rights and to promoting social responsibility of law students and young lawyers. Together with our Human Rights Partner, the Council of Europe, ELSA has, in addition to the Human Rights Moot Court Competition, taken several initiatives to promote Human Rights awareness among our target audience. Furthermore, ELSA aims at bringing forward the point of view of Human Rights in conjunction with other legal topics in all of our activities.

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European Human Rights Association

EHRA was founded by a group of young legal professionals committed to bringing their professional knowledge and the experience gained working at the European Court of Human Rights, to improving the effectiveness of the system.
Through its Europe-wide network of legal experts the Association develops and delivers tailor-made training for contracting States’ judicial and legal communities, provides awareness-raising activities and carries out research and other knowledge assignments.
In partnership with the users of its services EHRA helps disseminate the knowledge needed to promote respect for human rights at home and to minimise mistaken or abusive recourse to the Court. In so doing, EHRA undertakes to play its part in promoting universal access to justice.

The European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights is an international court set up in 1959. It rules on individual or State applications alleging violations of the civil and political rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. Since 1998 it has sat as a full-time court and individuals can apply to it directly.
In almost fifty years the Court has delivered more than 10,000 judgments. These are binding on the countries concerned and have led governments to alter their legislation and administrative practice in a wide range of areas. The Court’s case-law makes the Convention a powerful living instrument for meeting new challenges and consolidating the rule of law and democracy in Europe.
The Court is based in Strasbourg, in the Human Rights Building designed by the British architect Richard Rogers in 1994 – a building whose image is known worldwide. From here, the Court monitors respect for the human rights of 800 million Europeans in the 47 Council of Europe member States that have ratified the Convention.

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Permanent Representation of the Republic of Turkey to the Council of Europe

We would like to express our gratitude towards the Permanent Representation of Turkey to the Council Europe for supporting financially the 5th edition of the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

Permanents Representation of Cyprus to the Council of Europe

The Permanents Representation of Cyprus to the Council of Europe generously agreed to host the closing reception of the 5th edition of the European Human rights Moot Court Competition.

Cyprus’ Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe 

22 November 2016-19 May 2017

The Republic of Cyprus assumed the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the 22nd of November 2016 for a period of six months. This is the 5th Chairmanship  of Cyprus since its accession to the Organisation in 1961. Ambassador Theodora Constantinidou, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the Council of Europe will deliver a speech at the Award Ceremony of the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition on 16th February 2017, as Chair of the Committee of Minister’s Deputies. The Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the Council of Europe generously agreed to host the closing reception of the 5th edition of the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

 

Please find below:

  • Priorities and the Agenda of the Cyprus’ Chairmanship here.
  • Special Edition of Cyprus’ Chairmanship here.
  • Cultural Program of Cyprus’ Chairmanship here.
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Universities, NGOs, companies and other organisations have an opportunity to cooperate with ELSA by supporting the organisation, providing judges and supporting teams participating in the competition. The competition is anually promoted across the whole Europe by means of printed materials, websites, social media as well as the official communication channels of the European Law Students’ Association, such as Synergy, the members’ magazine of ELSA, and our mailing lists.

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