The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and The India Society of International Law (ISIL) are organizing the National Rounds of the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) from 22-25th September 2022.

The ICRC and ISIL have jointly organized the Competition in India for 21 years. As part of its efforts to improve awareness of IHL among law students throughout India, the ICRC’s Regional Delegation in New Delhi initiated the Competition in 2001.

Since its inception, the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition’s principal objective has been to continue developing an increased awareness and interest in IHL in academic institutions throughout South Asia. A further aim is to use IHL to further academic excellence in the student community and to develop their advocacy skills in an environment of friendly competition.

Participation in the Moot Court involves thorough research of IHL treaties, including the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their 1977 Additional Protocols, and the rules of customary law applicable to this area.

The reputation and status of the Competition has grown steadily since its inception in 2001. The Moot Court has grown to include more than 60 teams representing universities from across India. Since 2005, it has included a regional competition, attracting teams from countries across South Asia, making it one of Asia’s biggest Moot Court competitions.

We strongly encourage your University to nominate a team to participate in the 21st edition of the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition.

The Moot problem and rules can be downloaded from the ISIL website. The Registration Form is to be sent by post (to ISIL) or by email ( as soon as possible. Memorials and counter-memorial must be submitted on or before 16 September 2022.


For any clarifications, please contact:

Vinai Kumar Singh
Assistant Professor
ICRC Centre for International Humanitarian Law, ISIL
Landline: +91 11 23384458-59 Extn: 21
Mobile No: +91 9810580179

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