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Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition:
The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organises a national level Moot Court Competition in the memory of the founder of the ICRC - Henry Dunant every year.

The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) was founded in 1959 and was inaugurated in the same year by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India. The principal objective of the ISIL is to “foster nation wide, the study and development of International Law and to encourage the comparative study of the application of International Law in other States”. The ISIL has been publishing the Indian Journal of International Law since its inception, which has attained a high standard and is held in great esteem the world over. It also publishes the ISIL Yearbook on Humanitarian and Refugee Laws. The ISIL runs post graduate diploma courses on International Law & Diplomacy; Human Rights, International Humanitarian & Refugee Laws and International Trade and Business Laws. It has been actively collaborating with the ICRC in organising the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court since 2001.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a private, independent humanitarian organisation, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The ICRC has been conferred a mandate by the international community to protect and assist persons affected by armed conflict. This mandate includes the promotion and development of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), including in times of peace. In the fulfilment of this responsibility, the ICRC is active in disseminating and promoting IHL in academic circles. This includes developing IHL curricula for universities, conducting University teacher training programmes in IHL and organizing events such as the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition.

The Moot Court
In 2001, ICRC Regional Delegation for South Asia, initiated the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition, with the aim of promoting better awareness of IHL among law students at universities throughout India. This competition is named in memory of Mr Henry Dunant, the co-founder of the ICRC and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in 1863. The reputation and status of the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition has grown steadily since its inception in 2001.The success of the competition prompted the ICRC, in collaboration with its partner organisation for this activity, the ISIL, to expand the Moot Court beyond India in 2005. As a result, in 2005 the Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition was expanded to include a regional competition, drawing teams from countries across South Asia. The national Moot Court competition is followed by regional competitions.

The principal objective of the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition is to develop an increased awareness and interest in IHL in academic institutions throughout South Asia. A further objective is to use IHL to further academic excellence in the student community, and to develop their advocacy skills in an environment of friendly competition.

Winners of the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition (National and Regional Round)
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