MGIMO Parliamentary Model Starts its Work

MGIMO Parliamentary Model Starts its Work

2 April 2019

April 2nd, MGIMO launched its first Parliamentary Model, which was organized by the University’s Law Club, the International Law School and the Student Union. The Parliamentary Model is a role-playing game, which brings together students from different universities and simulates the work of a parliament.

The Head of MGIMO’s Law Club greeted the young Members of Parliament and remarked that the model is a fine opportunity for students to improve their legal skills and their public speaking, all the while working on a team.

MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for Social Development Igor Loginov welcomed the guests on behalf of the Rector and spoke about the special mission entrusted to the participants, who will work on eliminating gaps in the country’s legal framework by making suggestions on how to improve the existing legislation. The Vice Dean for Scientific Affairs, Head of the Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Criminalistics Alexandr Volevodz emphasized MGIMO’s experience at hosting such events, noting that the Moscow International Model United Nations at MGIMO has become a popular event.

204 students from Moscow and various Russian regions took part in the model. The work of the parliament was split into seven specialized committees, each managed by professors and experts from MGIMO’s International Law School and concentrating on specific issues. The first meeting of the health care committee looked at the grey areas in laws regarding medical transplants and donorship, yielding interesting results. The participants are working on developing a proposal for a new law, which will be submitted, together with all other projects, when the model comes to a close.

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