17th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Competition-2017; 21st – 24th September, Delhi


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17th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Competition-2017 on International Humanitarian Law, Delhi


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.

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.


All universities, colleges, and institutions imparting legal education on a regular or evening basis in a program of study that leads to a Bachelors degree in law (LL.B / BL) or Masters in law (LL.M / ML) are eligible to participate in the Moot Court competition. All students enrolled on a full time or evening basis in a program of study leading to or equivalent to a Bachelors degree in law (LL.B / BL) or Masters in law (LL.M / ML), are eligible to participate. Students who have participated in this Moot Court competition on a previous occasion are not eligible to participate again.

Official Language:

The official working language of the Moot Court is English.

Team composition:

Each participating university/college/institute shall nominate only one team consisting of three student members, plus a coach from the faculty of the university/college/institute that they represent.

Important dates:

Last date to submit memorials and counter memorials – 19th September, 2017

The participants need to be present on – 21st September, 2017(latest  by noon)

Date of the Competition – 21st September,2017 to 24th September, 2017


The Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi

For Invitation and Registration, click here.

For the Moot Court Problem, click here.

For the Rules of the Competition, click here.

For more information click here or here.