2 years ago

16 March, 2016

ANU College of Law

Organised by:
ANU International Law Society


Register now for the 2016 Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot! Enjoy arguing with other law students? Want to learn more about international law? Then find a partner and sign up for the ANU rounds of the IHL Moot!

The winning team will have the opportunity to travel to Hobart in July for the National Finals of the IHL Moot, at the Australian Law Students Association Conference.

How does it work?
Participants compete in teams of 2 in three preliminary rounds as prosecution or defence. The top teams will then proceed to the semi-finals and grand final, where they will have the opportunity to moot in front of professionals in the international humanitarian law sector and ANU College of Law staff. The same fact problem will be used throughout the competition, although teams will swap between defence and prosecution.

When is it?
Preliminary rounds are in Weeks 5, 6 and 8 on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday nights (times and dates to be confirmed). Semi-finals will be held in Week 9 and the Grand Final will follow in Week 10 on Wednesday 4th May. Each moot takes approximately 90 minutes.

Do I need to know about international humanitarian law to participate?
No! All levels of knowledge and mooting experience are welcome, however the competition is primarily aimed at later-year law students who have some mooting experience. We will be running an "IHL 101" session before the start of the competition to give you the run-down on IHL texts, basic principles and issues such as enforcement mechanisms.

How do I sign up?
Register here: http://goo.gl/forms/m2bGam6BRz
Only one person per team is required to fill in the form. Registration closes on Wednesday 9th March at 5pm.

Note: teams of 3 are permitted, please send an email to the ILS with your team details if you wish to have 3 people.

If you have any other questions please contact Steph Rowell at ils@anu.edu.au.