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 the Case Study carefully prepared by the organisers in cooperation with the ICRC and UNHCR, which 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 learn 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 jury members.

The Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana will host the 4th edition of the All-European International Humanitarian and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition from 20 – 24 November 2019.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

All European universities are invited to apply for the 4th edition of the

All-European International Humanitarian and Refugee Law Moot Court Competition,

which will take place at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana between November 20th - 24th 2019 and is organised in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2019

Who may apply? All European universities, teaching International Humanitarian and Refugee law. Each University can apply only with one team, 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 ihlrefugeemoot@pf.uni-lj.si 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.

There is no registration fee. Lunches and coffee breaks will be provided. Other costs of participation are to be borne by the teams themselves. 

Main themes of this year’s competition include: protection of civilians; protection of the environment; classification of conflict; contemporary challenges related to the conduct of hostilities; methods of war; human rights issues including the principle of non-refulement and international criminal law. 

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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: teams that apply before June 1th, 2019, are eligible to apply for financial support of the ICRC to cover the costs of accommodation during the competition. Only applications sent to ihlrefugeemoot@pf.uni-lj.si,  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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Documents
Documents
acrobatCase Study 2019 (1,296.01 KB)