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THEMIS Competition 2018

The National School of Judges participated for the fourth year in THEMIS Competition, being present in four semi-finals:

In Semi-Final A, which was held in Barcelona from 24th to 27th April, 2018 in the category “International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters” the contestants were : Vasilios Dimoulas student of the 24th educational series in the direction of Prosecutor, Eugenia Patroni (in the Direction of the Political – Criminal Justice) and Maria Karagianni (in the Direction of the Prosecutor), female students of the 23rd educational series, with the guidance and assistance of Lambros Tsogkas , a Prosecutor in the first instance court and member of the Faculty of the National School of Judiciary.

In Semi-Final B, which was held inVilnius from 7th to 9th May, 2018 in the category “European Family Law” the contestants were: Penelopi Kouiroukidou, Aristea Pergelaki and Maria Pergelaki, female students of the 23rd educational series in the direction of the Political – Criminal Justice, with the guidance and assistance of Spyridonas Tsantinis, Professor of the Law School Democritus University of Thrace and member of the Faculty of the National School of Judgiciary.

In Semi-Final C, which was held in Thessaloniki and to the National School of the Judiciary from 4th to 7th June, 2018 in the category “European Civil Procedure” the contestants were: Aikaterini Paraskevi Papadatou, Vasiliki Papamichalopoulou and Despina Simopoulou, female students of the 24th educational series in the direction of the Political – Criminal Justice, with the guidance and assistance of Pelagia Gesiou – Faltsi, Professor of the Law School Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

In Semi-Final D, which was held in Budapest from 3rd to 6th July, 2018 in the category “Judicial Ethics and Professional Conduct” the contestants were: Eleni Pirgaki, Evridiki Markopoulou and Damianos Kairetoglou students of the 23rd educational series in the direction of the Political – Criminal Justice with the guidance and assistance of Spyridonas Vlachopoulos, Professor of the Law School National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and member of the Faculty of the National School of Judgiciary.

The competition was conducted in English and included the preparation of a written thesis on a subject selected from the group participating, presentation of the thesis and its support as part of the discussion that follows.

IMPORTANT AWARD FOR THE GROUP OF THE NATIONAL SCHOOL OF JUDICIARY IN THE COMPETITION OF THE EUROPEAN JUDICIAL TRAINIG NETWORK (EJTN)

In Semi-Final D, the subject of thesis of the Greek team was “Weighing religious beliefs on the scale of Justice – The Judge as an arbitrator of trust". The Greek team took   the special jury prize.