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THEMIS Competition 2015

The National School of Judges took place for the second year in THEMIS Competition, being present in three semi-finals:

In Semi-Final B, which was held in Belgium from 19th to 22nd May, 2015 in the category "European Family and Succession Law" the contestants were: Aikaterini Karachaliou, Urania Panteliadis and Chrisoula-Iphigenia Salamanis, female students of the 21st educational series in the direction of the Political-Criminal Justice, with the guidance and assistance of Christodoulos Kyrtsidis, an Appeals Court judge.

In Semi-Final C which was held in Luxembourg from 9th to 12th of June,2015 in the category "European Civil Procedure" the contestants were: Dimitrios Kolokotronis, Panorea Mavrommatis and Alexandra Psarris, students of the21st educational series in the direction of the Civil-Criminal Justice, with the guidance and assistance of Stylianos Stamatopoulos, Professor of the Law School of Democritus University of Thrace and member of the Faculty of the National School of Judges.

In Semi-Final D which was held in Czech Republic from 23rd to 26th of June,2015 in the category “Judicial Ethics and professional conduct” the contestants were: Dimitra Blitsa and Ioannis Papathanasiou, students of the 21st educational series in the direction of Prosecutors and Maria Salmanli, also a student of the 21st educational series in the direction of the Civil-Criminal Justice with the guidance and assistance of Konstantinos Kousoulis, State Advisor and member of the Faculty of the National School of Judges.

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

themis 2015From June 24 to 26 in the facilities of the Czech School of Judges in the city of Kromeriz the competition of the European Judicial Training Network (European Judicial Training Network) was held between candidate judges, concerning Judicial Ethics.

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.

10 teams from 9 countries took part in the competition (Austria with two teams, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal).

The National School of Judges was represented in the competition by students of the Prosecutors direction Dimitra Blitsa and Ioannis Papathanasiou with their instructor Advisor of State Konstantinos Kousoulis.

The first place went to France and the second to Poland. These two groups will participate in the final to be held in autumn in Bucharest. The Greek team ranked third (substitute of the first two groups) and the fourth place went to one of the groups of Austria.

The Greek team took the special jury prize for best written work (in the drafting of the text written jointly by the student of the direction political judges and criminal justice Maria Salmanli). The subject of thesis of the Greek group was “Judges and Social Media: Managing the Risks”.

Competition winners

THEMIS Competition contest for 2015:

- 1st place France

- 2nd place Italy

- 3rd place Poland

L'équipe France 4 remporte le concours THEMIS 2015 !