Saturday, 20 of December 2014 was the day of the Semi Final of the “Moot Court ECHR Albania 2015”, which took place at the Court of Appeal in Tirana. It was organized by the European Centre  in cooperation with the Civil Rights Defenders in Albania.

After being selected according to specific rules based on the Rules of Procedure of the Moot Court, six Law Faculties from all over Albania competed with each other.

The participants of this competition had the great chance to exercise what they have been learning until now in their respective universities. Furthermore they could expand their knowledge related to Human Rights, especially those guaranteed by the European convention on Human Rights and get to know how the European Court of Human Rights functions.

The jury judging on the Semi-Final phase was composed by:

Elira Kokona: President of the Chamber

Elona Lipivami: Member of the Chamber

Denar Biba: Member of the Chamber

Based on the results of the Semi-Final phase, the universities that will compete against each other in January 17th 2015 will be:

MARIN BARLETI UNIVERSITY representing the Complainant (The Representative of the Complainant) and the UNIVERSITY OF TIRANA, LAW FACULTY representing the Respondent The Representative of the State).

After the Final that will be held at the Supreme Court of Albania in January 17th 2015, the winning group of the “Moot Court ECHR Albania 2015″ will be entitled to represent Albania at the regional Moot Court competition which will occur in Budva, Montenegro.

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