On December 19th, 2016, at the Constitutional Court of Albania, the Centre organized the final around of the European Human Rights Moot Court– Albania III. This annual event was carried out by the European Centre in collaboration with the Civil Rights Defenders. The first two rounds of the mock trial consisted of the presentation and selection of written arguments by the 11 participating universities. Six of universities were able to move on into the semi-final round, and were then divided into two random groups as representatives of the state and representatives of the plaintiff. The six schools that participated in the semi-final trial were:
-University of Tirana
-“Marin Barleti” University
-“Ismail Qemali”, University of Vlore
-“Luigj Gurakuqi”, University of Shkoder
-University College “Bedër”
Only the University of Tirana and “Marin Barleti” University were able to move onto the final round, each representing the “plaintiff” and the “State” respectively.
The final round was executed at the Constitutional Court of Albania on the 19th of December. The judicial body consisted of:
Mr. Xhezair Zaganjori – Leader
Ms Vjollca Meçaj- Member
Ms Irma Baraku – Member
Mr. Florjan Kalaja – Member
Ms Ardjana Shehi- Member
Mr. Dorjan Matlija – Member
Ms Manjola Xhaxho – Member
After both teams extensively presented their arguments, the judicial body stepped back to evaluate the teams’ claims and their performance. The judges announced the Law Department of the University of Tirana as the winner of the final round of the European Human Rights Moot Court. This team represented Albania in the national competition, which was organized by the Civil Rights Defenders in Tirana, in March.