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The Faculty of Law of the Francisco Marroquín University will be the host of the regional round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on World Trade Law, organized by the World Trade Organization. The same one will be celebrated from the 6 to the 10 of March of 2005, at the Frédéric Bastiat court room, of this house of studies.
UFM´s student teams have participated in international Law competitions in cities like Washington D.C and Vienna. In San jOse of Costa Rica, they got the first place of the competition and brought a trophy to house.
competition develops around a hypothetical case and adopts as foundation and legal basis the regulation of different International Courts, such as the Inter-American Court of Human rights, the International Justice Court and the WTO, among others», Emanuel Callejas informed, UFM student and one of the organizers of this house of studies.
«The competition consists of installing simulated courts that will know a hypothetical case, created specially for these aims, based on the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs and on the procedures of conflict resolution at the WTO. In that sense, each of the participant teams in the Latin American Regional Round presented its arguments by means of memorials, being sued as well as suing; first in a written phase, representing the defendant and the accussed; and second, an oral phase that will be evaluated in Latin American Regional Round by a panel of judges chosen for the effect», added Callejas.
«The judges chosen for this competition, are lawyers and professionals of great prestige that have specialized in commercial and internacional law here in Guatemala, as in other countries», he explained.
The participants of this competition will be teams from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Guatemala.
The winning team of Latin America will have the opportunity to go to Geneva to compete with the other countries of the world.