The Russian State University of Justice with support of International and Comparative Law Research Center organized oral rounds of the first International Law Moot Court Competition "Dispute resolution in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)". The goal of the Moot Court is to foster formation of a new generation of highly qualified lawyers in the field of international law in the EAEU member states.
The experts and judges of the Moot Court were employees of the bodies of the EAEU, judges of the EAEU and judges of the Russian Supreme Court, national and foreign experts in the field of international law.
Case of 2017 focused on interconnection between the EAEU Law and human rights in bioethics perspective. The choice of the core subject as bioethics is not accidental. This year is the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention for the protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (the Oviedo Convention).
The participants of the Moot Court followed the two-stage procedure of dispute resolution within the EAEU: written negotiations with the Eurasian economic commission (written stage) and dispute resolution in the EAEU Court (oral stage). The 12 teams out of 16 teams applied to the competition took part in the oral rounds according to the results of the written stage. Oral rounds were held in International and Comparative Law Research Center, Moscow. The language of the Moot Court was Russian – the official language of the EAEU.
Among teams of oral rounds were teams from Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova.
The winners of the oral stage of the Moot Court are Russian State University of Justice (1st place), Ural State Law University (2nd place), Higher School of Economics (3rd place), Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (4th place).
The winners for the best written memorandum are Higher School of Economics (1st place), Ural State Law University (2nd place), St. Petersburg State University (3rd place).
The members of the Ural State Law University team (Krivun V., Nazarkova E., Tarasov M.) got all individual prizes for best speaker.
Viktoria Krivun took first place as the best speaker of the Moot Court and received the right for study-visit to the Bioethics Unit of the Council of Europe.
All participants noticed that such experience is unique and very useful for young lawyers.
II Moot Court "Dispute resolution in the EAEU" will be held in 2018. Further information on the Moot Court can be obtained from the moot court administrator P.P. Myslivsky (phone: +375 33 389 43 79, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).