8th National Competition on IHL (November 2014)

Welcome to the website of the 8th National Competition on International Humanitarian Law for students.

And the winners of the 8th National Competition on IHL are: Hebrew University Team G - Ms. Nitzan Conforti, Ms. Livia Silver Benaiah, and Mr. Tomer Treger.

Congratulations also to the finalist Team F from the Hebrew Univesity: Ms. Yifat Rozen, Ms. Ilana Sherrington, and Mr. Guy Ziv.

The winner of the Uriel Massad Best Speaker Award : Ms. Ilana Sherringtonn from the Hebrew University.

The winners of the first IHL Scavenger Hunt: University of Haifa team B - Ms. Mor Granot, Mr.

Daniel Amital and Mr. Kfir Wittman.

Congratulations to all the participants on a great competition.

Thank you also to the competition judges - Ms. Christie Edwards (American Red Cross), Ms. Annyssa Bellal (Geneva Call), Mr. Eitan Diamond (Gisha) and Mr. David Benjamin.


The National Competition on International Humanitarian Law, Israel-2014 is the Eighth 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.

Click here for the participating teams of the 2014 competition

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

The 2014 National IHL Competition will take place November 17-20, 2014, in Kibutz Tzuba.

Deadline for applications for the 2015 edition of the Jean Pictet Competition is November 5, 2014.

For more information please refer to the website of the Jean Pictet Competition at www.concourspictet.org.

We encourage all teams to apply! For questions regarding application of institutions with more than one team participating in the 8th National IHL Competition please contact us at


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