Pakistan: LUMS wins national round of 14th Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition
The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) bagged the top prize at the national rounds of the 14th Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition on international humanitarian law (IHL) organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from 26–29 September 2022 in Pakistan.
Named after Henry Dunant, the founder of the ICRC and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the competition is aimed at promoting interest in IHL and developing advocacy skills among law students.
The problem statement for this year's competition was The Prosecutor vs Azizi Garba case that explored aspects of humanitarian law related to the protection of the natural environment and the status of protected people. The case also focused on the direct participation in hostilities and the consequent loss of protection and command responsibility for directing attacks against protected people. The students participated in several competitive rounds of mooting, using their advocacy and research abilities to peruse the cases presented.
After a rigorous selection process, 12 teams were shortlisted from 33 universities and colleges from Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Karachi, Hyderabad and Jamshoro. The winning team (LUMS) was represented by Syed Qasim Abbas, Aleezay Saeed, Laiba Amjad Lone and coach Muhammad Imran. The University of Sindh, comprising Hena Parmar, Fawad Ali, Ghulam Rasool and coach Rehana Anjum, bagged the runners-up title for their apt analysis and arguments.