MOOT COURT ON THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL CHARTER

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Ferrara, 31 March 2023

University of Ferrara

 

       

GENERAL PRESENTATION

The second edition of the Moot Court Competition on the European Social Charter will take place at the University of Ferrara (Italy) on 31 March 2023, at the initiative of the Italian Section of ANESC.

This bilingual (French-English) competition is based on a fictitious collective complaint and includes a written phase and an oral phase. Participation in the competition is open to law students registered with a University. By drawing lots, half of the competing teams are given the status of “claimants” and the other half the status of “respondent government ».

The written phase consists of the drafting of a collective complaint (for “applicant” teams) or a memorandum (for “respondent government” teams). The oral phase consists of a mock “hearing” before the European Committee of Social Rights (represented by the juries), within the meaning of Article 7 (4) of the Protocol of 9 November 1995.

COMPETITION CALENDAR 2022-2023

21 October 2022 – deadline for the registration of the teams at the following address: mootcourt2023@racse-anesc.org

10-11 Novembre 2022 – seminar in Ferrara on “The effectiveness of the European Social Charter and the decisions of the European Committee of Social Rights in the national legal orders“. The seminar is intended for legal practitioners as well as for students participating in the Competition. The programme is available here.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

30 November 2022 – unveiling of the “case”

31 December 2022 – submission of questions to the Scientific Committee of the Competition at the following address: mootcourt2023@racse-anesc.org

6 March 2023 – submission of written collective complaint/memorandum at the following address: mootcourt2023@racse-anesc.org

31 March 2023 – oral phase in Ferrara

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022-2023 COMPETITION

Applications should be submitted by 21 October 2022, using the form available here.

RULES

Download the rules here.

The members of the Scientific Committee are:
1.     Cristina Samboan (coordinator of the Romanian section)
2.     Anna Drabarz (coordinator of the Polish section)
3.     Colm O’Cinneide (former member of the European Committee of Social Rights)
4.     Gerald Dunn (member of the Secretariat of Social Charter)
5.     Nino Chitashvili (member of the Secretariat of Social Charter)
6.     François Vandamme (former member of the European Committee of Social Rights)
7.     Lorenza Mola (professor at the University of Turin)

PARTICIPANTS IN THE 2022-2023 COMPETITION

Here are the participating teams:

    1. Paris-Saclay University, Paris (France)
    2. Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest (Hungary)
    3. Vrije University, Brussels (Belgium)
    4. Saint-Louis University, Brussels (Belgium)
    5. Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, Lyon (France)
    6. Nantes University, Nantes (France)
    7. Aristotle University, Thessaloniki (Greece)
    8. Sorbonne Paris Nord University, Paris (France)
    9. University of Ferrara, Ferrara (Italy)
    10. University of Rouen-Normandy, Rouen (France)
    11. Pantheon-Sorbonne Paris 1 University, Paris (France)
    12. University of Valencia, Valencia (Spain)

QUESTIONS FROM THE 2022-2023 COMPETITION TEAMS

Teams are invited to send their questions to the Scientific Committee no later than 31 December 2022 at the following address:  mootcourt2023@racse-anesc.org. Questions and answers will be published here, as well as submitted to participants via email.

Download the answers.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information on the Moot Court Competition, please do not hesitate to contact the organisers at the following address mootcourt2023@racse-anesc.org