All-European International Humanitarian and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition
ORGANISER: Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana (Professor Vasilka Sancin, PhD) PARTNER INSTITUTIONS:
- International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
- Slovenian Red Cross
ABOUT THE COMPETITION: This moot court competition is based on a Case Study which is carefully prepared by the organisers in cooperation with the ICRC and UNHCR and addresses the most pertinent and topical questions relating to international humanitarian and refugee law, drawing on the current crisis situations. It is designed to encourage students to study and understand the fundamental concepts of international humanitarian and refugee law by addressing concrete legal problems and practice their legal argumentation in front of experienced judges and panel members.
The Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana will host the 5th edition of the All-European International Humanitarian and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition between November 25th – 29th 2020.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
All European universities are invited to apply for the 5th edition of the
All-European International Humanitarian and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition,
at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana between November 25th - 29th 2020 and is organised in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Slovenian Red Cross.
EARLY BIRD APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 5TH, 2020
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 15TH, 2020
Who may apply? All European universities, teaching International Humanitarian and Refugee law. Only one team per University may apply. A team must be composed of minimum two and maximum three law students (1st or 2nd Bologna level or equivalent) and a coach or academic supervisor.
How to apply? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- names and surnames of student competitors and their contact details (email);
- name and surname of a coach/an academic supervisor;
- university affiliation.
The early bird application fee is 150 EUR per team. The regular application fee is 200 EUR per team. Any costs of the wire transfer are to be borne by the applicants. Instructions for the payment of the application fee will be provided to the applicants via email. The Costs of travel and accommodation are to be borne by the team itself.
Main themes of this year’s competition include: protection of civilians; autonomous weapon systems; urban warfare; naval warfare; classification of conflict; contemporary challenges related to the conduct of hostilities; methods of war; human rights issues including the principle of non-refoulement and international criminal law.
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Teams that apply before May 5th, 2020, are eligible to apply for financial support of the ICRC to cover the costs of accommodation during the competition. Only applications sent to email@example.com, accompanied by (1) a letter from the university, stating that it cannot cover the costs of accommodation, and (2) a statement as to why the team cannot obtain financial support for the costs of accommodation from other sources, are to be considered.
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