International Humanitarian Law is the body of law that regulates conduct between opposing sides during times of war or armed conflict. The International Humanitarian Law Mooting Competition involves a simulated trial before the International Criminal Court, in which teams of two counsel represent the prosecution or the defence. The focus of the competition is the preparation of an Outline of Submissions and the presentation of oral argument.
Given the basic knowledge of international humanitarian law required, there is a generous preparation period before the moot and teams are provided with a case list suggesting relevant authorities. The problems concern alleged breaches of international humanitarian law and are designed to reflect actual criminal prosecutions, as well as address emerging issues in the law of armed conflict. The competition aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore the area of international humanitarian law, as well develop their research analytical and advocacy skills in a formal environment.
The IHL Mooting Coordinator for 2012 is Shana Yeap. Questions regarding this competition may be directed to our Competitions Vice-President Emily Zylstra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“How-to” session: Wednesday 1 August (1pm)
- Monday 20 August
- Tuesday 21 August
Quarter-Final: Wednesday 5 September
Grand Final: Monday 17 September
Please check back soon for more information regarding times.