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International Humanitarian Law Moot Court competitions 2012, National and South Asian rounds

25-07-2012 Event

The objective of the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition is to develop an increased awareness and interest in IHL in academic institutions throughout South Asia.

Event Info

Where: Regional round in Dhaka, Bangladesh

When: 12.10.2012-13.10.2012

The IHL Moot Court – National rounds

In 2001 the ICRC Regional Delegation for South Asia initiated the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition, with the aim of promoting better awareness of IHL among law students at universities throughout India. This competition is named in memory of Henry Dunant, the co-founder of the ICRC and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in 1863. 

The Moot Court Competition in India has grown steadily since its inception in 2001 and has included more than 64 teams, representing universities from across the country. 

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka also organises their own national rounds in their respective countries. All the countries share a common moot court problem for the national rounds and the regional competition.

The South Asia regional competition

The South Asia regional Moot Court competition will follow national competitions (as applicable) that will take place in each participating country. The winning teams from each of the respective countries will participate in the South Asia regional competition approximately one month after the completion of the national competitions. The winners of the regional Moot Court competition will represent South Asia in the Asia Pacific Moot Competition, which is usually held in Hong Kong.