From November 28 to December 1, 2019, the Department of International Law of the Russian State University of Justice, together with the International and Comparative Law Research Center, held the third annual international moot court competition in international law “Dispute Resolution in the Eurasian Economic Union – 2019”.
The moot court competition “Dispute Resolution in the Eurasian Economic Union – 2019” is a unique educational platform that allows future legal experts to study dispute resolution models within the EAEU.
The purpose of this competition is to form a new generation of highly qualified specialists in the field of international law in the EAEU countries, able to represent the interests of both states and participants of their country’s business communities in international jurisdictional bodies.
The topics of the moot court “Case Concerning Gold” of 2019 were the jurisdiction of the EAEU Court, appropriate state representation in the EAEU Court, most favored nation treatment, international sanctions, protection of cultural property.
21 teams from Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia took part in the written stage. 14 teams took part in the oral stage. Representatives of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the Court of the EAEU, the Eurasian Economic Commission, leading universities and law firms of the EAEU member states have become the judges of the written and oral stages of the competition.
The conference “Dispute Resolution in the EAEU – 2019. The Fifth Anniversary of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union: Results and Prospects” became the venue for the opening of the competition on November 28, 2019. The conference discussed the main problems raised during the competition, such as the jurisdiction of the EAEU Court, the determination of the EAEU as a supranational international organization, the protection of cultural property, the relationship between supranational and national legal orders.
The conference speakers:
Egor Fedorov, Expert on Public International Law at the International and Comparative Law Research Center, delivered a welcoming speech. Pavel Myslivsky, Administrator of the Competition, Counselor of the Judge of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Union, Ph.D. performed as a moderator of the discussion.
On November 29-30, 2019, preliminary and semi-final rounds were held, according to the results of which the finalists of the competition were determined.
During the final round, a panel of judges composed of the presiding judge Anatoly Kovler (judge of the European Court of Human Rights in 1998-2012, Doctor of Law, Professor), judges Denis Kolos (judge of the EAEU Court) and Natalya Pavlova (Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, Ph.D.), determined the winner of the tournament – the team of the Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg). The team of the Ural State Law University became the vice-champion of the competition. The team of the Russian State University of Justice became the bronze medalist. The team of the American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan) took the fourth place.
Olga Guselnikova (Ural State Law University) was recognized as the best speaker of the final round and the entire competition and received the right to have an internship at PJSC Enel Russia.
The team of the Ural State University composed the best memorial.
PJSC ENEL Russia was the General Partner of the 2019 Moot Court Competition.
The Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration, the Council of Europe were the Partners of the 2019 Moot Court Competition.
The “Russian Justice”, “International Justice” journals were the Information Partners of the 2019 Moot Court Competition.
The Competition Administration: Pavel Myslivsky, Ph.D., Vasilisa Neshataeva, Ph.D., Anton Panov, Ph.D.
The authors of the Competition case: Pavel Myslivsky, Ph.D., Vasilisa Neshataeva, Ph.D.
The editor of the Competition case: Anton Panov, Ph.D.