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Sierra Leone: six colleges to participate in IHL competition

28-03-2007 News Release

As part of the ICRC's mandate to support states in raising awareness of international humanitarian law (IHL), six colleges from two universities in Sierra Leone will participate in this year's Moot Court Competition on international humanitarian law (IHL).

 The following was issued as a press release by the ICRC delegation in Freetown  

The competition will be held at the facility of the Special Court for Sierra Leone in April 2007. It is an annual event organized by the ICRC and open to all students of higher education in the country with a fair knowledge of IHL.

Unlike previous years, only one application per institution is allowed in the forthcoming Moot Court competition, however, the teams can be made up of students from different departments of the same college. This is the third consecutive year that the competition has been held in Sierra Leone. The teams of three students from each university or college will have to face a jury of IHL experts in a real court setting and the winning team will be sent to represent the country in the 7th Pan-African Moot Court Competition in Arusha, Tanzania, in November 2007.

 For further information, please contact:  

 Nordine Drici, ICRC Freetown, tel: +232 76 620 690  

 Kirsty Macdonald, ICRC Freetown, tel: +232 76 821 506  

 Abu Bakr Gamanga, Freetown, tel: +232 76 629 207  

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