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Mock Trial : Greece vs UK – The Parthenon Sculptures

A moot court (AKA mock trial) is being held at Monash University in Melbourne. The title is: Greece v UK: The Parthenon Marbles Case. The event is jointly organised by the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (HAL) and Monash Law School.

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HAL (VIC) – Greece v UK: Parthenon Marbles Case
19 Oct 2016


Greece v UK: The Parthenon Marbles Case – moot court and panel discussion

This year marks 200 years since the British Government controversially purchased the Parthenon Marbles from Lord Elgin and displayed them in the British Museum. The longstanding legal and diplomatic dispute about who owns them – Greece or the UK – continues to this day.

As Melbourne is home to one of the largest Greek diaspora communities in the world, it is fitting that the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association (HAL) and Monash Law School are jointly hosting a moot court (simulated trial) and panel discussion on the dispute here.

Moot court:

Justice Emilios Kyrou, Supreme Court of Victoria Court of Appeal
Justice Rita Zammit, Supreme Court of Victoria
Justice Debra Mortimer, Federal Court of Australia

Counsel for Greece:
Mr Paul Anastassiou QC, President of the Victorian Bar

Counsel for the UK:
Mr Julian Burnside AO QC

Panel discussion:

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission.

Monash University Panel:
Associate Professor Douglas Guilfoyle, international law expert
Dr Tria Gkouvas, legal philosopher
Dr Andrew Connor, ancient historian
Dr Evangelina Anagnostou-Laoutides, classicist


Wednesday 19 October 2016

5.30pm – 6.30pm drinks and canapes
6.30pm – 7.15pm moot court trial
7.15pm – 8.00pm panel discussion and audience questions


$20 Students (HAL members)
$20 Students (non-members)
$35 HAL members (other than students)
$50 for all other attendees

Monash Law Chambers
555 Londsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

HAL – Elefteria (Teri) Konstantinou
T: 0418 993 699
E: teri@vicbar.com.au
Monash University – Chris Roberts, Industry and Experience Manager
T: 0403 232 645
E: chris.roberts@monash.edu