ISIL conducts following
Post Graduate Diploma
International Law and
Human Rights, International
Humanitarian and Refugee Law.
International Trade and
Private International Law.
Society of International Law
V.K. Krishna Manon Bhawan
9, Bhagwan Dass Road
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
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.
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)