The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) are pleased to announce the opening of registration of teams for the National Rounds of the 22nd Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law (IHL). The National Rounds for India will be held at ISIL from 21st-24th September 2023. 

The ICRC and ISIL have jointly organized the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition in India since 2001, when the ICRC’s Regional Delegation in New Delhi initiated the Competition as part of its efforts to improve awareness of IHL among law students and law faculties throughout India.  

Since its inception, the Competition’s principal objective has been primarily, to continue developing an increased awareness and interest in IHL in academic institutions in India. Additionally, it aims to use IHL to further academic excellence among the student community and to develop their advocacy skills in an environment of friendly competition. 

Participation in the Moot Court engages teams in 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. This year’s moot problem invites students to explore the intricacies of IHL in the context of naval warfare. 

We strongly encourage Universities to nominate their respective teams to participate in the 22nd edition of the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition. 

The moot problem and rules for the Competition can be downloaded from the ISIL Website. The Registration Formis to be sent by email ( or by post (to ISIL) as soon as possible. Memorials and counter-memorials must be submitted by registered teams on or before 18th September 2022.