13th National Competition on IHL (October 2019)

Welcome to the website of the 2019 National IHL Competition

The competition will take place between October 28 - 31, 2019
  • 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 competition participants,In the attached document you will find some background information about the world in which you will be immersed during the competition later this month. It is ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2019, 2:03 AM by IHL Competition
  • Location of Jean Pictet Competition 2020 Dear participants,We are happy to inform that this year's Jean Pictet Competition will take place in Bali, Indonesia.Best of luck,Nina
    Posted Sep 2, 2019, 7:51 AM by IHL Competition
  • ALMA's Summer Course - Fourth session Dear Participants,We are pleased to announce that the fourth session of this year's IHL Summer Course will take place on September 12, between 14:00-19:30 (refreshments ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2019, 3:43 AM by IHL Competition
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The National Competition on International Humanitarian Law, Israel-2019 is the 13th 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

  • 12 September (year previous to the competition): announcement about the upcoming competition's location and dates
  • 1st October (year previous to the competition): opening of application process
  • The 2019 National Competition will take place between 27th and 31st of October, 2019
  • 9th November (year previous to the competition): closure of application process
  • 30th November (year previous to the competition): teams are informed about the outcome of their applications
  • 1st December (year previous to the competition): examination of funding requests by the CCJP Universality fund
  • 26 December (year previous to the competition): teams are informed on the outcome of their funding requests
  • 31st December (year previous to the competition): deadline for teams to pay their registration fees (teams who haven't introduced a funding request)
  • 31st January: deadline for teams to pay registration fees / flight tickets (teams having been partially exempted from registration fees / having received funding for some airplane tickets)
  • The 2019 Francophone and Anglophone edition (33rd) of the Jean Pictet Competition will take place between 22-29 February 2020. The Anglophone edition (34rd) will take place between 7-14 March 2020

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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