ELI Council Member Judges Virtual Moot


Mark Clough QC, longstanding member of the ELI Council and Project Leader of the ELI’s project on Collective Redress and Competition Damages Claims (2014) represented the ELI this June as a judge at the 8th European Human Rights Moot Court Competition (EHRMCC).

Organised annually by the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) and the Council of Europe, the EHRMCC provides an opportunity for student teams from universities across Europe to closely grapple with the principles of the European Convention on Human Rights and gain the invaluable practical experience that mooting in an international setting offers. Mr Clough acted as a judge during the final stage of the competition, the Final Oral Round, which sees the 18 surviving teams pleading before expert panels. This stage would ordinarily have been held at the Council of Europe and the ELI Representation European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, but was this year conducted remotely using video conference. This year’s competition was won by a team from the University of Latvia - congratulations to the winners Lelde Elīna Liepiņa, Samanta Lidere, Kristiāna Pētersone and Natālija Knipše.