University of Aberdeen team through to European Final of Human Rights Moot in Strasbourg

University of Aberdeen team through to European Final of Human Rights Moot in Strasbourg

Building on their previous experience at the competition, a group of Aberdeen Law and Legal Studies students have reached the final 20 in this renowned European Mooting competition, taking place in May.

A team of University of Aberdeen Law and European Legal Studies students have reached the final round in the prestigious European Human Rights Moot Court Competition which will take place in the illustrious Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from May 1st to 5th 2018.
 
Coached by Lucas Xi-Ming Fischer,  and captained by Diana Passinke the team: - Harry Johnston,  Thomas Mackie,  and Benjamin Jones will travel to Strasbourg to represent the University and the Aberdeen branch of ELSA.  The team have built on their wide ranging experiences gained both at Aberdeen University, the Aberdeen Law Project; and exchanges at  Beijing Normal University, Aarhus University, Vienna University of Economics and Business and  the Thomas R. Kline School of Law  together with previous participation in the WTO Moot Court Competition.
 
The team wish to thank Dr Mátyás Bodig for assisting in their development of knowledge of Human Rights Law and Dr Heather Green, who reviewed and provided feedback on their submissions.
 
The European Human Rights Moot Court Competition is an internationally recognised highly competitive event.  It provides not only the opportunity to test legal abilities against Europe's elite, but also provides an opportunity to network with Human Rights specialists and,  the unique experience  of advocating in the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
 
The competition will take place over 4 days starting with the preliminary rounds where 20 teams will compete.  The quarter-finals consist of 8 teams,  with 4 teams proceeding to the semi-finals, and two teams to the grand final.
 
We wish the team the best of luck.
 
Find out more about the event here

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