The first South East Europe Regional Rounds of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition were held in Serbia in December 2012, in collaboration with the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law, and supported by the Delegation of the EU to the Republic of Serbia, Internews Network, the Serbian Ministry of Culture and Information and the OSCE Mission to Serbia.
Seven teams from Belgrade, Nis, Zagreb, Sarajevo, Zenica, Skopje and Sofia took part in a close competition to qualify for the International Rounds in Oxford. Over 30 media lawyers, regulators and scholars judged the oral arguments in the preliminary rounds, and two judges of the European Court of Human Rights, Professor Dragoljub Popovic and Margarita Tzatza Nikolovska, served on the Finals Bench. The first three ranked teams, from the Universities of Zagreb, Nis and Sarajevo, are coming to Oxford for the 2013 International Rounds.
The great success of the first edition of the Regional Rounds in South East Europe, as well as the strong preformances of the teams from the region in the International Rounds of the Price Moot Court over the last years, have been a testament to the quality of mooting culture in the South East Europe. We hope to see more teams in Belgrade in the years to come and thus raise awareness and give greater significance to the Media Law in the region.