FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School comes first in human rights competition
A team of undergraduate students at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School, made up of Leandro Rebelo, Pedro Burlini and Giovanna Messner, came first in the 6th Paraná Federal University Human Rights Pre-Moot. The competition took place between April 29 and May 1. This was the first time that a team from the Rio de Janeiro Law School took part in this event.
The Pre-Moot, based on a case called “Residents of Murujuy, Colibritón and Other Locations Versus the State of Iraca and the United States of Chaco,” is one of the most important events to prepare for IAMoot, a mock judging competition organized by American University, Washington, D.C.
According to FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School seventh-semester student Leandro Rebelo, this victory demonstrates that the team’s efforts are well directed and the team is managing to dialogue with the challenges posed by the competition. He says that participating in the Pre-Moot was an opportunity to evaluate other students’ readiness and find out what other teams are planning.
“Thanks to the contacts and experiences we had in the Pre-Moot, training for IAMoot has become much easier. We now know the strengths and weaknesses of our messages and we have a bigger network of contacts to schedule external training sessions. In particular, we are grateful to Professor Danielle Rached and Vinicius Reis for their willingness to help the team throughout this preparation period,” he says.
In addition to the students, Danielle Rached, a professor and researcher at the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School’s Center for Research in Law and Economics (CPDE), participated in the Pre-Moot, in the role of team coach.