The prestigious competition René Cassin European Human Rights Moot Court Competition

The sixth place was taken by the team of the Faculty of International Relations of the Belarusian State University in the prestigious competition René Cassin European Human Rights Moot Court Competition that was taking place on 22 – 24 March in Strasbourg, (France) in the Council of Europe Head-Quarters and in the premises of the European Court of Human Rights. The BSU team finished first among non-native French speaking universities.

The team consists of the following students: Tatiana Potsepnya (oralist, “international law” department), Angelina Yurkova (oralist, “international relations” department), Ekaterina Kalyuta (legal advisor, “international law” department) as well as Tatiana Ziniakova (“international law” department), Antonina Morozova (“international law” department), Igor Sakovich (“international law” department) and Olga Kahnovich (“international relations” department).

The Belarusian team successfully passed the written round of the competition and was chosen by a competent jury to present the Applicant’s position in the European Court of Human Rights.

The team’s coach was Ekaterina Kuznetsova, LL.M., senior lecturer at the Faculty of International Relations’ “international law” department.

The team’s external consultant was Ms Olga Rezvanova, LL.M., Counselor of the Judge, Court of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Participation of the BSU team in the René Cassin European Human Rights Moot Court Competition was supported by the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk.

Interviews with team members can be found following the links: https://www.interfax.by/news/belarus/1223058; http://www.gazeta.bsu.by/2017/04/ci-mae-zarodak-zmeshchany-va-ulonni-maci-pravy-chalaveka-studenty-fma-bdu-vystupili-u-eurapejskim-sudze/; http://radiobelarus.tvr.by/be (in the website section “Programs and interviews”).

Background information: René Cassin European Human Rights Moot Court Competition is one of the largest European contests in public international law. It is, in its essence, a simulation of the court proceedings based on the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of 1950 and conducted in French. The competition is aimed at developing students’ professional qualities, mastering the knowledge of legal French, enhancing participants’ public speaking and discussion skills. For more information about the competition please visit its web-page: http://concourscassin.eu/