Most esteemed participants,

My name is Aziz Can CENGİZ, and I am honoured to be acting as the Secretary-General of the Model Courts of Justice 2019, which will be held in 8-10 February in Ankara, Turkey.

On behalf of our Director-General Mr. Celaleddin Selman AKMEŞE and all of our academic and organization teams, I would like to welcome you to Model Courts of Justice family.

Model Courts of Justice has been establishing itself as the leading court simulation conference in Turkey for the past seven years. Owing to our dedication to academic quality as well as organizational excellence, Model Courts of Justice has managed to improve itself every year, and the 8th session will not be an exception.

Since the dawn of Model Courts of Justice, our vision and mission has been very clear: to ensure the development of the notion of law and the sense of justice in a world where both are dearly needed. Hence, our courts and committees have been specifically selected for the fulfillment of our mission in an ever-changing world.

This year, we will be hosting our participants in 3 courts and 2 committees, each concerning multiple areas of International Law such as Space Law, Human Rights Law, Intellectual Property Law, Trade Law and Information Privacy Law. Our courts and committees will be appealing for any law student or legal enthusiast because of the wide array of our chosen legal areas. One of our courts, the International Court of Justice, will give the judges and counsels a chance to look into an emerging area of law, with the first Space Law case in the history of Model Courts of Justice. Court of Justice of the European Union - General Court will try to solve a case of intellectual property law, more specifically community design, while taking advantage of the strong legal framework of the European Union regarding this area. For Human Rights enthusiasts, the European Court of Human Rights will prove to be an excellent setting to look into an interstate case involving regional politics, religion and more. One of our committees for non-law students looking to take a peek into the legal world, the United States Senate will hold a hearing with the participation of Senators from both parties, questioning the culprit of a privacy scandal. Last but not least, the International Chamber of Commerce - Mediation committee will once again be open to all participants with two creative cases requiring strong discussion and persuasion skills.

With this strong arsenal of courts and committees, we are proud of the outcome of our hard work. Once again, with the confidence of working with an immensely talented and devoted group of individuals, I welcome you all to the 8th edition of the Model Courts of Justice, and I cannot wait to meet you in Ankara.

Aziz Can Cengiz
Secretary-General of Model Courts of Justice 2019

Model Courts of Justice (Model CJ) is a conference in which several courts and committees are simulated annually. Being the first conference in Turkey that offers a marvellous opportunity to experience a court simulation prepared by a high level of academic diligence and meritorious organization, the Model CJ delivers its participants exceptional knowledge on the framework of the international law.