Training for lecturers of regional universities

The training for lecturers of legal disciplines of regional Belarusian universities was organized by the Council of Europe with support of the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk on November 25-26, 2019 in Minsk.

The event was held within the framework of the project "Strengthening the right to a fair trial in criminal proceedings in Belarus" (PGG II).

The aim of the training was to raise the level of awareness of the participants about student legal competitions in the “moot court” format, which involves modelling a court session in a student audience, during which the position on a dispute about law is being presented to the judges from both sides (an applicant and a defendant) according to long-prepared written positions.

Two experts from the Council of Europe (Ekaterina Efimova, a lawyer at Threefold Legal Advisors, the national administrator of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Russia and Maxim Timofeev, PhD, Associate Professor) made presentations about the structure, rules, stages of team preparation and oral rounds of legal competitions (moot courts), as well as about the European Court of Human Rights and the rights guaranteed by the Convention, about the interpretation and application of the Convention by the European Court of Human Rights.

Kristina Khokhlova, project coordinator of the Council of Europe, made a presentation of the HELP program, aimed at improving qualifications and acquiring of knowledge in the field of law.