European Court of Human Rights, based in Strasbourg - France, is the judicial organ of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court has 46 judges in total for each state party of the Convention, and rules on individual or State applications alleging violations of the civil and political rights set out in the Convention. Since the establishment of the Court in 1952, having the widest case law among other regional judicial organs, it has become the initial and most important judicial instrument for protecting human rights.
This year, in Themis Court Simulations, participants of ECHR will conclude an inter-state application revolving around a highly controversial topic, including terrorism and the State’s obligations while dealing with terrorism. They will discuss the issue in relation to human rights law and try to find a balance between the rights of individuals and public policy.