Student team “Jade” from the Faculty of Law in Nis, comprised by Miljana Stratijev, Aleksandra Stosic and Ivan Mitic, won the first place in the oral part of this year’s National Contest in Trial Simulation in the Field of the Protection against Discrimination “Moot Court” that is organized by Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, for the fifth time.
Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic congratulated the winners and stressed that she was proud because Serbia has young lawyers who are ready to actively deal with protection of equality and suppression of discrimination, contributing in such way to the realization of human rights of all our citizens. She emphasized that disability has been among top discrimination grounds for years, according to the number of complaints that were submitted to our institution, and that in 2017 Commissioner for the Protection of Equality received an increased number of complaints related to providing of public services or using of public premises and areas.
Award for the best submission in writing went to “Amber” team, from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, while Ivan Mitic, a student of the Faculty of Law in Nis, was awarded as the best orator. This year, competitors had a task to evidence or controvert a case of discrimination on grounds of disability at the court. The contest lasted for two days and judges were Bosa Nenadic, Nebojsa Djuricic, Vida Petrovic Skero, Nebojsa Lazarevic and Snezana Markovic.
The goal of this competition for law students from accredited faculties in Serbia is to exhort future lawyers to improve their knowledge in the area of human rights and to continue to deal with protection against discrimination in their future careers.