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The Moot Court Contest on Constitutional Justice “Crystal Themis”

The oral rounds of the Sixth All-Russian Moot Court Contest on Constitutional Justice among student teams Crystal Themis - 2016 will be held on February 2-4, 2017

The regular annual cycle of the Moot Court Contest on Constitutional Justice Crystal Themis is coming to a close. The Contest is conducted by the Institute of Law and Public Policy, with the support of the Venice Commission. 22 student teams from 12 Russian regions were registered in 2016.

The 2016 case got the code name Small Business at Any Cost, or the Case of Paradise Gardens. The case touches current issues on the protection of economic and environmental constitutional rights, respect for the balance of interests at the state support of small and medium-sized businesses.

Based on the evaluation of written documents prepared by the participants the 8 teams were chosen to get the chance to meet in the quarter-final and semi-final games of the Contest, which will be held on February 2-3, 2017 in Moscow.

The final game between the two teams, which will determine the winner of Crystal Themis, will be held on February 4, 2017 in the conference room at the Law Faculty of Moscow State University.

The names of the eight Russian universities will be publicly disclosed only after the final round in the framework of the awards ceremony of the nominees. These teams prepared the best procedural documents and participated in the oral rounds. We will also announce the University whose team, a winner of the match, will take away the main prize - Crystal Themis, made specifically for this annual event for the Russian constitutionalists. The participants will receive prizes and diplomas in special nominations from the partners and organizers of the Contest.

More information about the 2016 Moot Court Contest on Constitutional Justice can be found on the website of the Institute of Law and Public Policy www.ilpp.ru.