Competition Updates 2012

Background Documents for the Competition

posted Nov 7, 2012, 1:33 PM by IHL Competition   [ updated Nov 7, 2012, 1:36 PM ]

Dear Participants,

The background documents for the Competition have been uploaded to the main page of the competition website.

Good Luck to all the teams!

Pictet 2013- Place and Time

posted Oct 4, 2012, 11:30 AM by IHL Competition   [ updated Oct 5, 2012, 12:05 AM ]

The date and location of the 2013 Jean Pictet Competition in International Humanitarian Law was recently published in the CCJP Website

This year's competition will take place between the 2-9 of March, in Comsaed River Kwai Resort, Thailand.

(*The admission to the Pictet Competition is a separate process from that of the National Competition. For more information please refer to the CCJP Website above).

POW, Means and Methods Presentations

posted Oct 1, 2012, 8:05 AM by IHL Competition   [ updated Oct 1, 2012, 8:06 AM ]

Hello all,

Please find below Gilad Noam and Roi Ariav's presentations on POWs and combatants, and means and methods.


Means and Methods- background materials

posted Sep 23, 2012, 1:06 AM by IHL Competition   [ updated Sep 23, 2012, 1:07 AM ]

Hello all,

The following attachment contains several relevant background materials for Adv. Roi Ariav's Means and Methods lecture at Bar-Ilan. Please bring them with you as they will come in handy.


Yael Ronen's Presentation

posted Sep 23, 2012, 1:02 AM by IHL Competition   [ updated Sep 23, 2012, 1:03 AM ]

Hello all,
Yael Ronen's presentation on the relationship between IHL and IHRL from the previous meeting, for your convenience.

Jerusalem Meeting- Update

posted Sep 19, 2012, 3:47 AM by IHL Competition   [ updated Sep 19, 2012, 3:49 AM ]

Hello all,
The second meeting of the summer course will take place at the Hebrew University Law Faculty building, in Room 365 (near the Law Library).
The meeting begins at 10:00.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!

First Meeting- Update

posted Sep 6, 2012, 8:14 AM by IHL Competition   [ updated Sep 6, 2012, 8:17 AM ]

Hello all,

The speakers at the first meeting of the summer course will be:

Efrat Bergman Sapir, of the ICRC legal department, who will give a general explanation about the competition and its format this year, and also discuss classification of armed conflicts.

Yuval Nevo, from the ICRC communications office, who will speak about the ICRC delegation's work in Israel and the Occupied Territories.

Gabriela Kuenzler, deputy protection coordinator, who will speak about the ICRC activities in detention centers in Israel and will give the teams some pointers about role playing in the competition, drawing from her own work experience.

Looking forward to seeing you all there,


Summer Course- Full Schedule

posted Sep 3, 2012, 12:58 AM by IHL Competition   [ updated Sep 3, 2012, 3:30 AM ]

Dear all,

The full schedule of the Alma IHL Summer Course is as follows:

Sun., Sept. 9th, 16:00-20:00, at the IDC (room C110, Arazi-Ofer Building, 2nd floor).
Representatives from the ICRC will discuss the competition, classification of armed conflicts and the roles of the ICRC. The ICRC will also be handing out relevant materials for the competition to all the teams.

Thurs., Sept. 20th, 10:00-13:00, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Faculty of Law Building, Mt. Scopus Campus, Room 119).
Adv. Sivan Shlomo will discuss the Law of Occupation, and Dr. Yael Ronen will discuss the relationship between IHL and International Human Rights Law.

Mon., Sept. 24th, 16:30-20:30, at Bar Ilan University (Law Faculty Building 306, Room 110). 
Adv. Roi Ariav will discuss means and methods of warfare, Adv. Gilad Noam will discuss combatant status and related issues, and Adv. Ady Niv will discuss targeting and proportionality.

We look forward to seeing all of you in the meetings!

Please check the competition website for updates regarding the meetings (and regarding the competition in general) and relevant materials before each meeting.

For any questions please contact us at


Summer Course- First Meeting

posted Aug 30, 2012, 3:12 AM by IHL Competition   [ updated Aug 30, 2012, 3:49 AM ]

Dear Participants,

The first meeting of the Alma Summer Course on IHL will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9, between 16:00 and 20:00. The meeting will be at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, in room C110 (Arazi-Ofer Building, 2nd floor)
In this meeting, a representative from the ICRC delegation will give you more details and explanations about the competition, as well as a lecture about the roles of the Red Cross and Classification of Armed Conflicts. This is also a great opportunity to meet your fellow participants from the other academic institutions.

We look forward to seeing all of you there!

Please refer to this webpage in the upcoming days for information regarding the next meetings.



posted Aug 23, 2012, 10:28 PM by IHL Competition   [ updated Aug 23, 2012, 10:44 PM ]

Dear Participants!

This is the recommended bibliography for the competition. Please pay close attention to the case-law and to the basic texts (How does law protect in war?; Customary IHL study) as well as to the basic textbooks referenced. Please be advised that this bibliography is not an exhaustive list of all the sources you might need in order to prepare.

Good Luck everyone!


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