In July, the Inn took three groups of students and recently Called members to visit European and International courts in Luxembourg, Strasbourg and The Hague. The European visits are a fantastic opportunity for members interested in human rights, international or European law to visit these impressive legal institutions as well as meet practising barristers and judges, and other junior members of the Inn. Read our round-up of the activities that our delegates got to experience during their visits.
Day 1: Tour of the Peace Palace and presentation on the work of the International Court of Justice.
Day 2: Presentations on the International Criminal Court and the Kosovo Specialist Chambers.
Day 3: Presentation on the cases prosecuted at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, with specific focus on prosecuting war crimes during the Yugoslav Wars.
Day 1: Travel to Strasbourg by train, via Paris.
Day 2: Visit to the European Court of Human Rights: hearing of a case and Q&A with Rachael Kondak, Deputy Head of the Private Office of the President of the ECHR. Meeting with Sandy Moss, the UK Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe and Daniel Breger, FCDO Legal Counsellor and Head of Human Rights, UK Delegation to the Council of Europe. Dinner with Judge Tim Eicke, UK Judge at the ECHR.
Day 3: Lecture on the role of the Council of Europe in the European political landscape.
Day 1: Meeting with the British Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Her Excellency Ms Fleur Thomas.
Day 2: Tour of the Court of Justice of the European Union followed by attending a hearing of a case before the Court.
Day 3: Moot at the EFTA Court, followed by a Q&A with Judge Hammermann and Michael-James Clifton.
Applications for next year’s European visits will open in early 2024. You can find more about the visits here.