The European Human Rights Moot Court Competition is organised by ELSA in cooperation with the Council of Europe. The Competition simulates procedures of complaint for the European Court of Human Rights and gives participants the opportunity to interact practically with the European Convention on Human Rights.
With the 8th edition, ELSA has decided to alter the structure of the Competition by adding mandatory Regional Rounds. Thus, the first step of the Competition is for teams to analyse the fictive case and present their Written Submissions for each party. Following this, all teams will be allocated to one of our three Regional Rounds during which they will present their Oral Pleadings and be scored on their oral advocacy skills. Based on their performance in the Written Submissions and Regional Rounds, the best 18 teams will qualify for the Final Oral Round in Strasbourg.
Participating in the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition provides excellent opportunities to improve your oral advocacy skills, network with peers from all over Europe and win unique prizes. The Competition allows you to accelerate your career in international human rights law and offers you the opportunity to win a traineeship at the European Court of Human Rights!