The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are happy to announce that the 19th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law will be held in New Delhi from 19th to 22nd September 2019 at the premises of the ISIL.
The aim of the 2019 Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition remains to promote awareness and understanding of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) among the law students and law faculties in India. This Moot Court Competition has been providing over the years an ample opportunity for the law students of this country to get a better understanding of IHL through contact with theorists and practitioners, and to become acquainted with the practical application and enforcement of this important area of law.
All universities, colleges, and institutions imparting legal education on a regular or evening basis in a program of study that leads to a Bachelors degree in law (LL.B / BL)or Masters in law (LL.M / ML) are eligible to participate in the Moot Court competition. All students enrolled on a full time or evening basis in a program of study leading to or equivalent to a Bachelors degree in law (LL.B / BL) or Masters in law (LL.M / ML), are eligible to participate. Students who have participated in this Moot Court competition on a previous occasion are not eligible to participate again.
The official working language of the Moot Court is English.
Each participating university/college/institute shall nominate only one team consisting of three student members. It is optional for the teams to be accompanied with a coach from the faculty of the university/college/institute that they represent. The 3 member composition is mandatory for participating in the competition.
Awards and Prizes
- Awards and prizes will be awarded for the National and Regional Moot Court competitions,
• The Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition winners will be awarded a “Running Trophy”, medals for the three participants of the team, and certificates.
• The Runners up team will be awarded individual medals and certificates.
• There will be a Best Advocate prize. This prize will be awarded to the participant who is judged by the organising committee to have performed best during her/his oral presentations.
• There will be a Best Memorial prize. All the memorials, which are submitted to the organising committee of the competition, will be evaluated and the best memorial will be chosen among them to award this prize.
• There will be a Best Researcher prize.
• Each participant in the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition will be given a general certificate of participation.
• The coaches and advisers of the participating teams will not be entitled to receive any
kind of certificate or award.
• Since the trophy of Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition is a “Running Trophy”, it is the responsibility of the head of the institution/college/university of the winning team to ensure that the trophy is returned to the organising committee, in New Delhi, within eight months of the date of award, at the expense of the winning team’s institution/college/ university.
Any clarification about the rules and guidelines or the conditions of the Moot Court could be sought from Shri Vinai Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor, ICRC Centre for International Humanitarian Law, ISIL (Tel: 23384458-59; Mobile No: 9810580179)
and Dr. Anuradha Saibaba, Legal Adviser, ICRC (Tel: 42211000;) who are the joint coordinators of the programme.