16th National Competition on IHL (November 2022)

Welcome to the webpage of the 16th National Competition for students on International Humanitarian Law


The National Competition on International Humanitarian Law, Israel-2022 is the 16th 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) in collaboration 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 real-life 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 mkerenabraham@icrc.org by Sunday, 22 May 2022.

2. The 2022 National Competition will take place between 7 and 10, November, 2022 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

The results!

The Winning Team: Team D from Tel Aviv University, participating Katharina Kruger, Yahel Gerlic, & Rimon Weis

Runner Up: Team F from the Hebrew University, participating Noam Nadler, Naomi Shapiro, & Meitar Ben David

Uriel Masad Best Speaker: Naom Nadler

The Leap Forward: Team G from the Hebrew University, participating Raz Gronich, Yael Herbst & Lotem Neuhaus

This year's teams!

Teams and Names.docx.pdf

IHL Summer Course

Summer Course Schedule

First session- Introduction to the Competition, Introduction to IHL (basic principles), Classification of Conflicts: 6/6, at 15:00-19:00, frontal.

Second session- Means and Methods of Warfare: 19/6, at 19:00-20:30, via zoom.

Third session- The Nature of IHL: 5/7, at 18:00-19:30, via zoom.

Fourth session: Distinction and Targeting: 19/7, at 18:00-19:30, via zoom.

Fifth session- Occupation, and Displacement: 2/8 , at 15:30-19:00, frontal.

Sixth session- POWs and Deprivation of liberty, 14/8 at 18:00-19:30, via zoom.

Seventh session- International Criminal Law: 28/8 at 18:00-19:30, via zoom.

Eighth session- International Human Rights and its relation with IHL: 11/9 at 18:00-19:30, via zoom.

Ninth session- Cyber: 29/9 at 18:00-19:30, via zoom.

First Session

The first session of the IHL Summer Course

We are pleased to announce that the first session of this year's IHL Summer Course will take place on Monday June 6th, between 15:00-19:00 at MyCampus facilities, 31 Lehi Street, Bnei Brak (visit link for instructions). The Session will consist of two lectures. The first, an Introduction to IHL, will be given by Ido Rosenzweig. The second, on the Classification of Conflicts, will be given by Eitan Diamond.

Please note that in accordance with the competition regulation, the attendance of all participating students in the first session is mandatory. Students who participate in at least 75% of the summer course sessions provided by ALMA will receive a Certificate of Participation in ALMA's IHL Summer Course.

The session schedule is as follows:

15:00 - 15:30 - Introduction to the Competition - Ido Rosenzweig (ALMA)

15:30 - 15:40 - Short break

15:40 - 17:00 - Introduction to IHL (basic principles) - Ido Rosenzweig (ALMA)

17:00 - 17:30 - Break

17:30 - 19:00 - Classification of Conflicts - Eitan Diamond (Diakonia)

Winners of the 16th Competition

Yahel Gerlic

Katharina Kruger

Rimon Weiss

Best Speaker of the 16th Competition

Noam Nadler