International Oratory Human Rights Competition – FBE

Dear Presidents,

Dear Colleagues,

I have the pleasure to inform you that the FBE is starting the second edition of its International Oratory Competition, for lawyers and law students of less than 35 years of age. This year’s competition follows two very successful International Contract Competitions which gathered respectively 10 and 8 teams from the Member Bars of the FBE in Warsaw and the International Oratory Competition for Lawyers under 40 held in Madrid in October 2017, as well as the first edition of the International Oratory Human Rights Competition held in Poznań in 2018.

The competition will pursue the objectives of the FBE by promoting the mobility of lawyers/law students, ensuring the level of professional quality and technical competence of lawyers/law students, and strengthen relations between Member Bars and between lawyers/law students from different countries.

The event will be run by the FBE Human Rights Commission and hosted by the Berlin Bar Association, as President of the Commission. It will take place on September 13-14, 2019.

This year’s topic is: “FREEDOM OF SPEECH”

The competition is a great opportunity for lawyers/law students to practice oratory skills, learn to present a case to an international audience of lawyers, develop oral English abilities, and it provides a valuable networking occasion for lawyers from different jurisdictions.

We would like to invite Member Bars of the FBE to send their participants to Berlin to join this competition. The language of the contest is English.

Declaration of participation may be submitted by the Member Bars by e-mail on the attached application form by August 20th, 2019 (mail:

Please find attached to this letter the information pack with all the details regarding the FBE International Human Rights Oratory Competition, Berlin2019.

We warmly invite the Member Bars to encourage lawyers to take part in this event and support them.

We hope that all participants will find the contest very attractive and beneficial.

With kind regards,


Silvia Giménez-Salinas


European Bars Federation

Mallorca, 283

08037 Barcelona


Tel. + 34.93.496.19.21