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About

CHARACTERISTICS
  • WTO DISPUTE SETTLEMENT SYSTEM

    The EMC2 is a simulated hearing of the WTO dispute settlement system. The teams prepare and analyze a fictive case and present their arguments both for the Complainant and the Respondent in front of a Panel which consists of WTO and trade law experts.

  • FOR STUDENTS

    Teams consisting of 2 – 4 law students are eligible to participate.

  • AIM

    The aim is to enhance knowledge of international trade law and WTO dispute settlement procedures as well as to enhance the capacity for meaningful engagement in multilateral trade in the long term.

Procedural Steps
  • WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS

    The teams prepare written submissions for the complainant and respondent of a fictitious case written by a WTO professional.

  • REGIONAL ROUNDS

    Are composed of 5 elimination rounds. They are taking place all over the world: American Round, AsiaPacific Round, two European Rounds and an African Round.

  • FINAL ORAL ROUND

    The best 20 teams from all over the world will be qualified to participate in the Final Oral Round, which takes place in Geneva, Switzerland.

SCOPE
  • INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

    Participants have the opportunity to make contacts with people from all around the world. The Competition is global. Our participants are usually coming from more than 35 different countries.

  • NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

    The EMC2 provides you with a unique chance to meet face to face top trade law experts and WTO professionals.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE

    The competition is entirely held in English.

Academic value
  • SKILLS TRAINING

    Participating in the EMC2 will provide you with a professional experience already during your studies. This is of extreme importance upon entering the professional life. EMC2 participants have a much higher chance to become leading trade lawyers.

  • FUTURE CAREER

    This competition opens you the doors to a future career in trade law. Our sponsors are world’s top law firms.

  • WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION

    The Competition receives technical support from the WTO. The Director General of the WTO is the Patron of the EMC2.