By Fazilet Çağlayan
This year, EUROMUN 2018 has a brand new concept for the legal committee: instead of a more MUN-typical style of debate, the committee functions as a moot court for the four days. This moot court will be a tailor-made experience for the delegates where the Court of Justice of the European Union will be simulated. The delegates will be representing an applicant or defendant, an intervener or even an Advocate General.
The first topic to be tackled will be the discussion aboutthe case of Harry Styles vs. The Kingdom of Horania on the European Arrest Warrant and its interplay with the Human Rights framework in Europe. The Minister for Justice and Equality of the Kingdom of Horania will be represented as the applicant, Harry Styles will be represented as the defendant. Other parties to the proceedings and interveners will be European Commission and Germany while the Advocate General will be E. Sharpston. During the sessions, the principle of mutual trust and the principle of equal protection under the Bosphorus doctrine will be scrutinized. After this, further developments of the European Arrest Warrant will be discussed.
In the second part of the conference, the committee will argue on the state of the art of the GMO legislative framework in the EU on the case of BioCons v Commission. Appellants will be BioCons; the defendant will be European Commission; other parties to the proceedings will European Food Safety Authority; Monsanto Europe while the Advocate General will be M. Bobek.There will be a discussion on scientific assessments of GMOs and a debate on the role of EFSA and NGOs in this process. The committee will make the case on the accessibility of the judicial system in the EU. Furthermore, the Aarhus Regulation and its role in this process will be elaborated.