Various groups of students from different European universities participate every year in the virtual trial that takes place at the UN International Court of Justice in the Hague.
This interdisciplinary meeting (Telders International Law Moot Court Competition) is co-organized by the University of Leiden and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies for the 44th consecutive year. The final phase of the competition takes place at the International Court of Justice in the Hague. This year’s virtual trial was held online for the first time due to the pandemic of COVID-19, from June 8 to June 12, 2021.
The Law School of the University of Thrace, participates (with many distinctions) in this competition continuously since 1986 with a group of four students, selected and prepared by the members of the teaching staff of the Department of International Studies. This globally-recognized competition attracts law students from across the globe to test and sharpen their skills for careers as international lawyers, providing participants with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in special issues of Public International Law, which concern the modern practice.
The team that represented Greece and the Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace in the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition 2021 won the 1st place in the final of the oral procedure and the Trophy of the Competition in the 1st general classification (written and oral procedure) and was honored with the Max Huber Award Winner of the Final Round.
The Virtual Trial 2021 was attended by 30 groups of undergraduate and postgraduate students, including universities from England, Germany, France and Russia.