UN Youth Moot Courts 2017

The UN Youth Moot Courts is an academic simulation of the juridical procedures in front of the international Courts, held in English and organized by the UN Youth Association of Romania. Being one of the most important projects of the association, its purpose is to give to the participants the opportunity to apply their knowledge of International law, European Union law and Human Rights.

The 6th edition of the UN Youth Moot Courts Competition will take place from the 10th to the 12th of March 2017 at the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest.

Registrations are open for the roles of lawyers, judges and they will have to plead or judge accordingly in each Court. Moot Courts 2017 will simulate the following Courts: The International Court of Justice, The European Court of Human Rights and The International Criminal Court. Applications are open for students who are studying/ have studied: Law, Political Sciences or International Relations.

The trials will be presided by a jury composed of professors from the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest: Viorel Chiricioiu (PhD in International Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest, winner of the Jessup International Law Institute as Best Non-Native Speaker), Elena Lazăr (Assistant professor in International Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest), Flavius Boar (Assistant Proffesor at the Franco-Romanian Law College of European Studies).

On the 10th and the 11th of March, the participants will attend a series of trainings regarding mooting techniques, held by Mr. Viorel Chiricioiu and Mrs. Raluca Papadima, attorney specialized in corporate law and member of the Bucharest Bar (2004), Paris Bar (2006), New York Bar (2007), professor at The University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law and at The University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne.

The UN Youth Association of Romania is a NGO founded by students, whose main goals are to promote and encourage UN values and activities among the Romanian youth, the Romanian society, the regional and international community. To achieve these goals, UNYARo organizes conferences, seminars, workshops, debates and simulations of decision-making committees of the UN and other international institutions, such as NATO, the European Union or international Courts of justice. The Association is also responsible for organizing the largest annual Model United Nations simulation in Romania – Bucharest International Student Model United Nations (BISMUN).

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