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.

FORMAT OF THE COMPETITION: the competition will take place in a hybrid format. More specifically, each team can choose to participate either in situ in Ljubljana or online, depending on the epidemiological circumstances of the time or other concerns that the team might have. In avoidance of any doubt, the choice of whether to participate in situ in Ljubljana or online is on the team. This applies to both the preliminary and the final rounds of the competition.

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.

The Case Study and Rules of Procedure are published on this website.

The 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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