International Migration and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition

01 October 2021 → 31 August 2022
Federal funding: VLIR-UOS
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Human rights law
    • International law
    • Legal practice, lawyering and the legal profession
Law migration pleading competition
Project description

The first International Migration and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition was organized by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2019. The Ghent University team won the first edition and will organize the next edition in March 2022 (after postponement due to Covid in 2020). A moot court simulates a court hearing, (i.e. an appeal against a negative decision regarding an international application) in which participants file a legal submission, prepare the relevant legal proceedings, prepare written submissions and make pleading before a fictitious tribunal. The international moot court competition aims to bring together students interested in international migration and asylum law from all over the world. It provides them with the ideal opportunity to further their analytical and pleading skills. In addition, the event gives students the opportunity to develop their network from various countries and (international) judge students. Two judges from the global south participate in this event, this are judges who handle cases on this matter in their home country and therefore bring a lot of relevant expertise to Ghent.