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Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition 2012

The Indian Society of Internationa Law (ISIL) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are happy to announce that the 12th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian law will be held in New Delhi from 20th to 23rd September, 2012 at the premises of the ISIL.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a private, independent humanitarian organization, based in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2001, 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 Mr. Henry Dunant, the co-founder of the ICRC and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in 1863.

The principal objective of The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) is to "foster nationwide, the study and development of International Law and to encourage the comparative study of the application of International Law in other States". The ISIL has been publishing the Indian Journal of International Law since its inception, which has attained a high standard and is held in great esteem the world over. It also publishes the ISIL Yearbook on Humanitarian and Refugee Laws.

Date: 20th to 23rd September, 2012
Venue: The Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi

Administration and General Rules:
The official name of the competition is The Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition (the "Moot Court"). The ICRC and ISIL are the official organizers of the National Moot Court competition in India. The official working language of the Moot Court is English.

National competitions in other participating countries will be organized by the ICRC, in collaboration with partner institutions, including Kathmandu School of Law in Nepal, Dhaka University in Bangladesh and the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka. The South Asian Regional Moot Court competition will be organized in any of the participating countries jointly by the ICRC Regional Delegation in New Delhi, the ICRC delegation in the respective country and a partner organization. This year the Regional Moot Court Competition will be organized in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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.

Each participating university/college/institute shall nominate only one team consisting of three student members, plus a coach from the faculty of the university/college/institute that they represent.

Submission of Memorials:
Each participating team shall prepare both memorials and counter memorials, in English. All teams are to submit their copies to the organizers before the deadline specified by the organizing committee in its invitation letter.

As a general rule this will be one week prior to the start of the Moot Court competition. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the competition. Four copies of each memorial and counter memorial in paper (hard copy) shall be submitted to the organizing committee. During oral presentations, the participating teams should retain copies of their memorials for their personal use. The copies submitted to the organizing committee will not be returned to the participants under any circumstances. There will be exchange of memorials between the teams during the competition.

Accommodation and Travel:
  • The organizing committee will provide accommodation and meals to members of the participating teams for the duration of the competition, where it is required.
  • For the Indian National Moot Court competition and the Regional Moot Court competition, ISIL will be responsible to coordinate travel, accommodation and meals for all participating teams.
  • The ICRC and its partner organizations will be responsible for coordinating all administrative arrangements, including travel, accommodation and meals, for participants in their respective national competitions.

The memorials and counter memorials shall be submitted on or before 18th September, 2012 at ISIL address. All the teams are requested to reach the venue of the competition, i.e., ISIL latest by the noon of 20th September 2012.

The Indian Society of International Law
V.K. Krishna Menon Bhawan,
9, Bhagwan Dass Road,
New Delhi - 110001
Tel: +91-11-23384458/59
Mobile No: 9810580179
Fax: +91-11-23383783

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