Shani Dann, Gal Cohen and Asher Rottenberg from Hebrew University of Jerusalem are the winners of the 9th national International Humanitarian Law (IHL) competition of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). They will represent Israel in the international IHL competition, to be held next year in France.

The outstanding speaker award in the national competition was awarded to Yael Sasson, from the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center.

The competition is part of the ICRC’s efforts to promote awareness and the study and research of IHL. It was organized with the assistance of the Association for Promoting of International Humanitarian Law (ALMA).

The nine teams that participated this year’s event are from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center, Sapir College and Shaarei Mishpat College. This year, for the first time, three teams reached the final: two from the Hebrew University and one from Tel Aviv University.

The Israeli winners will receive funding from the ICRC to take part in the 28th edition of the Jean-Pictet Competition to be held in Évian-les-Bains, France, from 19 to 26 March 2016.


Photos: Eddie Gerald