The team of the Faculty of Law from Belgrade, consisting of Vasilije Bosković and Nikola Ivković, is the winner of the traditional “Moot court” competition, a trial simulation in the field of protection against discrimination, organized by the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality for the eighth time, with the support of the Open Society Foundation. The team of the Faculty of Law from the State University in Novi Pazar took second place, the team of the Faculty of Law from Niš was awarded for the best written submission, while the best speaker was Vasilije Bosković. 15 teams from law faculties from all over Serbia participated in the competition, and this year the case referred to discrimination on the basis of financial status.
Congratulating the winners, the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality Brankica Janković said that she was happy that future lawyers are inspired to join this competition every year, thus contributing to the enhancement of legal education in the field of anti-discrimination law, as well as to the advancement of equality and tolerance. In this way, our Institution offers students a specific type of anti-discrimination practice, but also a challenge for a new and creative future job, the Commissioner pointed out.
Judges during the semi-final and final competitions were eminent judges and lawyers, including the President of the Supreme Court of Cassation Jasmina Vasović, Constitutional Court Judge Gordana Ajnšpiler Popović, former President of the Constitutional Court Bosa Nenadić, High Court Judge Nebojša Đuričić, Deputy Appellate Public Prosecutor Dragan Tešić Deputy Republic Public Prosecutor Aleksandra Lazarević, as well as ASNS President Ranka Savić, Director of the Center for European Policies Nebojsa Lazarević, YUCOM Director Katarina Golubović, Coordinator of the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights Danilo Ćurčic, former Director of the BG Center for Human Rights Vesna Petrović, and others.