Ineta Ziemele, the President of the Constitutional Court, acts as an arbiter at a prestigious moot court competition at the University of Oxford


On Friday, 13 April, Ineta Ziemele, the President of the Constitutional Court will go to the University of Oxford, the United Kingdom, where she will participate in the arbitration of the Price Media Law Moot Court, named in honour of Professor Monroe Edwin Price. Ineta Ziemele is one of the six arbiters, who will be judge the final round of this prestigious moot court. It will be held at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, established by the University of Oxford.

The aim of this international moot court is to facilitate the interest of law students in the role of mass media and development of information, communication technologies, legal regulation on them on the national, regional and international level. These issues of law, which are currently becoming increasingly relevant, are closely linked to the human rights to the freedom of speech and the right to the inviolability of private life. The preliminary competitions are held in a number of regions of the world, i.e., South Asia, South East Europe, North East Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Also Latvia has been accepted at this moot court competition from the group of North East Europe and is represented by the team of students from the Faculty of Law, the University of Latvia, headed by Artūrs Kučs, the Justice of the Constitutional Court.

About the annual Price Media Law Moot Court

This moot court competition is named in honour of Profession Monroe Edwin Price. He introduced in the University of Oxford  the study programme “Comparative Media Law and Policy – PCMLP). To honour this contribution, since 2008, this media law moot court competition, named after the Professor, has turned into an annual event. Currently, the Professor is the director of the Center for Global Communication Studies  at the University of Pennsylvania and the head of the London based Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research.

More information about the achievements of Professor Monroe Edwin Price is available here: (accessed on 10.04.2018).

More information about the annual Price Media Law Moot Court Competition is available here: