At 6th National contest in simulation of trial (Moot Court) in area of protection against discrimination “Convict Discrimination”, organized by Commissioner for Protection of Equality with support of Open Society Foundation, the winners are announced in three categories –best team, best debater and best submission. The winners in all three categories were members of “Hipatia” team from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade – Tijana Martinovic, Stefan Jovanovic and Natalija Djukic.
Addressing to the finalists, Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic said that Serbia has extraordinary young lawyers, who are ready to suppress discrimination and improve equality and who believe in human rights, freedom and dignity.
This year, 17 teams from accredited faculties of law in the Republic of Serbia participated at the contest, from Novi Pazar, Novi Sad, Valjevo, Nis and Belgrade.
Moot Court is hypothetical resolution of legal cases in which students gain practical knowledge, experience and possibility for creative and challenging work through simulation of all steps in the court process. Contestants successfully exposed and defended their legal attitudes by preparing written submissions and strong argument in verbal communication, from the perspective of prosecution and defense, based on the given task from the area of protection against discrimination.
Judges at this year’s contest were famous lawyers, judges of Constitutional and Supreme Court of Cassation, members of the Association of Prosecutors, State Attorney’s Office and human rights experts. Among them were Bosa Nenadic, Lidija Djukic, Katarina Andric Manojlovic, Milan Antonijevic, Bratislav Djokic, Nenad Vujic, Nebojsa Djuricic and others.