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5311806 J: European Human Rights Moot Court Competition, 6-10 Cp 
Code 5311806  Validity 01.01.2013 - 31.07.2018
Name J: European Human Rights Moot Court Competition  Abbreviation J: European Hum 
Credits6-10 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeIntermediate Studies Subject0308 Science of Law 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   GradingFail-Pass 
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Organisation Law (J) 

Maija Dahlberg 

Learning outcomes 

The Moot Court Competition provides an opportunity to deepen understanding of both appeal procedure before the European Court of Human Rights and the principles of the European Convention on Human Rights.


European Human Rights Moot Court Competition is organised by the European Law Students´ Association (ELSA) in co-operation with the Council of Europe. The Moot Court Competition follows the pattern of the appeal procedure before the European Court of Human Rights.

Modes of study 

Entry 4 person teams. Teams will get a fictional case of which first to draw up a written reply both from the applicant’s and adverse party’s point of view. The second oral part follows after the written part. The oral part is European wide final where 16 best teams will be invited. The oral part will be held at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. In this part, teams will represent both the applicant and the adverse party in the proceedings which follows the normal course of procedure of the European Court of Human Rights. The final will be held annually in February-March. The prize for the winner team of the competition "the Council of Europe Prize" is a traineeship at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg for a period of one month.


Maija Dahlberg

Further information 

The language of the written and oral submissions is English.

Submission of written part (6 cp) and oral competition (4 cp). The course may count as a seminar in ON-studies, or be included as elective studies or specialization studies in OTM-studies, as elective studies in the Master’s program or elective studies in HTK or HTM.


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
No teaching

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