One month to participate at Caen Human Rights’ Competition

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Each year, the Mémorial de Caen Museum calls on lawyers from all around the world to defend genuine and individual cases of victims whose fundamental rights have been violated. The candidate must write up a pleading pertaining to a proven individual case of human rights’ violation, taken from recent current events and which she must justify.

The deadline closes in November 11th. In Early December the 10 finalist lawyers will be chosen. This selection will be made by a committee made up of representatives of the Bar of Caen, the City of Caen and the Mémorial. The competition final will take place at the Mémorial de Caen on sunday 2 February 2014. The 10 lawyers selected shall be invited to plead in public before a jury made up of experts in defending human rights. Candidates shall have no more than 15 minutes to plead their case; should they speak for longer, they may incur a sanction.

In 2013, the first prize was awarded to Maître Charles Merlen, from Lille – France

For his speech “Bradley Manning: a soldier of truth”.

More information and source: Caen Memorial

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