Successful Second Edition of the European Court of Human Rights Mock Trial
The second edition of the European Court of Human Rights Mock Trial took place from the 6th to the 8th of March under the patronage of the European Parliament. The event, organized by seniors Kristabel Konta, Dora Angelova, and Rado Angelov, evolved into their Senior Independent Honors Project. The Mock Trial was made possible with the help of the dedicated members of the Human Rights Mock Trial Club. The event set itself as a tradition at ACS. This year's competition was unique with its large scale, as high school and university students came to participate from 8 Bulgarian cities, Frankfurt, Germany and Vienna, Austria. The workshops, social event, and the competition itself enriched the participants’ knowledge. They had the chance to meet with exceptionally competent judges, who are laureates of international law competitions, coaches of law teams, active lawyers, and government workers in the European Court of Human Rights.
“I am very proud of the European Court of Human Rights Mock Trial club. The club put in endless hours of dedicated work to ensure the success of the event, which was run in a highly professional way. Participants had the opportunity to attend workshops, participate in a social event (new from last year's Mock Trial), and of course, compete in the mock trial. I would like to give a special mention to Kristabel Konta, Dora Angelova, and Rado Angelov, the presidents of the club, who were the ultimate masterminds of the event. These three seniors juggled school work, college/university applications, and the planning of the trial for the past 5+ months and the results could not have been better. Well done everyone!” - ACS Human Rights Mock Trial Faculty Adviser Teresa Kuhelj commented.