9th National Competition on IHL (November 2015)

Welcome to the website of the 9th National Competition on International Humanitarian Law for students.

And the winners of the 9th National Competition on IHL are: Hebrew University Team I - Ms. Shani Dann, Mr. Gal Cohen and Mr. Asher Rotenberg

Congratulations also to the finalist Teams: 
Tel Aviv Univesity Team A: Ms. Mikhal Shahar, Ms. Or Elkayam, and Mr. Roy Mattar,
Hebrew Univesity Team D: Ms. Vered Shpiro, Mr. Basel Sader, and Mr. Josh Huser.

The winner of the Uriel Massad Best Speaker Award : Ms. Yael Sasson from IDC Herzliya (Team G).

Congratulations to all the participants on a great competition.

Thank you also to the competition judges - Col. (ret.) Pnina Sharvit Baruch - INSS, Marnie Lloydd - New Zealand Red Cross, Jani Leino - Finnish Red Cross, and Dr. Noam Zamir - City University of Hong Kong

  • Here are the recent updates and announcements related to the competition.
    Teams and Coaches are advised to visit this page on a regular basis to get updated.
  • Background Documents Dear Teams,Attached are the background documents for the 9th National IHL Competition. [Total of 3 files]Good Luck!
    Posted Nov 15, 2015, 10:48 PM by IHL Competition
  • Tom Gal - Classification of Conflicts Dear All,Please find enclosed, Adv. Tom Gal's presentation on classification of conflicts from the second session of the summer course.
    Posted Oct 25, 2015, 2:32 PM by IHL Competition
  • Files from Summer Sessions - IHL - IHRL Dear all,Please find the following sources from Adv. Yael Vias Gvirsman on the interaction between IHL and IHRL:T. Meron, Human Rights in Internal Strife: Their International Protection (1987 ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2015, 2:30 PM by IHL Competition
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The National Competition on International Humanitarian Law, Israel-2015 is the ninth annual national competition in international humanitarian law (IHL) to be held in Israel.
The Competition is organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with the assistance of ALMA – the Association for the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law in Israel.


The Purposes of the Competition

 The purposes of the IHL Competition include:
1. Enhancing students' knowledge and understanding of IHL;
2. Developing students' capacity to apply the law in a practical and relevant manner to reallife situations;
3. Supporting the teaching of IHL in academic institutions; and
4. Preparing participants for IHL-related professional pursuits.

Important Dates

 1. A team’s completed Application Form must be received at  tel_ihl@icrc.org before 16:00 on Sunday, 28 June 2015.

2. The 2015 National Competition will take place between 23 and 26, November, 2015 in Kibutz Tzuba Hotel.

For additional information please see the competition's regulations (attached, see below) and the IHL Competition Homepage or contact ihl.competition@alma-ihl.org
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