11th National Competition on IHL (October 2017)

Welcome to the website of the 11th National Competition on International Humanitarian Law for students.

The winners of the 11th National IHL Competition: Tel Aviv University I: Efrat Fadida and Shani Rozenzweig.

Congratulations for the runner ups from IDC I: Shaked Zeierman, Ziv Idan, and Adi Ganani.

The Uriel Massad best speaker award goes to: Achinoam Harel (IDC II)


The National Competition on International Humanitarian Law, Israel-2017 is the tenth 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 2017 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

1. A team’s completed Application Form must be received at tel_ihl@icrc.org by June, 1 2017 before 16:00.

2. Dates of ALMA's training course for the participants of the competition:

First meeting: June 29, 2017, between 16:00-20:00, at the offices of the ICRC in Tel-Aviv.

Second meeting: August 15, 2017, between 9:00-14:15, at IDC Herzliya.

Third meeting: September 6, 2017, between 9:00-15:20, at Bar-Ilan University.

Fourth meeting: September 14, 2017, between 9:00-14:15, at Tel-Aviv University.

Students who participate in at least 75% of the four training sessions provided by ALMA will receive a Certificate of Participation in ALMA's IHL Training Course.

3. The 2017 National Competition will take place between 23 and 26, October, 2017.

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