The Moot Court is based on a fictional case and is entirely conducted in English language.
The Annual International Asylum Law Moot Court Competition and Seminar, organised yearly between 2001 and 2007 by the HHC, constituted the only such event in Europe. It aimed to strengthen the legal protection of asylum-seekers andrefugees in Central and Eastern Europe by enhancing the professional capacity of the next generation of asylum law experts in the region. Students of “refugee law clinics” in 13 countries in the region had a chance to participate in the event every year.
The Moot Court is based on a fictional case and is entirely conducted in English language. All participating teams prepare written memoranda based on the case material (documents and mock interview video), observing detailed formal and substantive requirements. Following the written round, teams plead in front of a bench of judges. Both written memoranda and oral pleadings are evaluated by refugee law experts. In 2007, Professor James Hathaway acted as chair judge in the final rounds.