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European Human Rights Moot Court

Course Level

advanced (years 3 and 4)

Course Type and Contact Hours

Soft skills course (4 hrs per week) + competition in Strasbourg

Length of the Project

The course will start in September and end with the final competition in March. Participants must take part in all activities.

Course Language



10 (prerequisites: regular attendance and meaningful contributions of the student)

Course Organization under Pandemic Conditions
face-to-face meetings


This course is being held in the winter term 2021/22 for the first time.

Time Schedule and Course Venue

An up-to-date electronic course catalogue for the winter semester will be available on the website http://www.fu-berlin.de/vv from late August to late February. Please select "Fachbereiche" - "Rechtswissenschaft" - "Staatsexamensstudiengang" and "Rechtswissenschaft (SPO 2015)" in order to access the Law courses.

Course Description

The European Human Rights Moot Court is a prestigious moot court held by the Council of Europe. Students simulate the complaints procedure on themes of human rights violations before the European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg). You will draft two submissions in English, one for the applicant and one for the respondent. The team then proceeds to compete in a Regional where you will present these arguments before renowned judges and lawyers. The winning team is awarded an internship at the Strasbourg Court.

Restricted Enrollment

yes (that means that the number of participants is limited and that you might not get a place in this course)

Course Application

Applications will be accepted by the Moot Court tutor until 31 July 2021. Please send an e-mail with your documents

  • letter of motivation (< 250 words)
  • CV
  • transcript of records
  • language certificates

to geetanjali@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Course Registration

It is not possible to sign up for this course via Campus Management. Once admitted, the course instructor is going to enroll you in Campus Management for this course.

Course Drop Period

Please contact the Moot Court tutor and the International Office at the Law Department if you wish to drop this course.


No exam will be given in this course. Students will receive the grade "Pass" for regular attendance and active contribution, or the grade "Non-Pass" for irregular attendance and/or non-meaningful contribution.

Before you take this course, please ask your home university whether you will be allowed to take a pass / non-pass course where no specific grade will be given.

FU Moot Court Website


Contact: Moot Court Tutor