International Humanitarian Law and Child Rights Competition, 2019 is open for application. The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research’s (NALSAR) Centre for Child and Youth Justice, in collaboration with UNICEF, is organising this competition to encourage students to deliberate on the intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Child Rights.
Students of any University offering any legal undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate Degree Course are eligible to participate in this competition. A Team may consist of members from more than one Institution. Furthermore, there is no cap on the number of teams that can participate from one Institution.
Each team shall comprise of a minimum of two members and a maximum of three members. In any given round only two members will act as oralists while the third member acts as an observer. Substitutions amongst Team Members is available after the end of each oral round.
Assessment Round – An Assessment Round will be conducted to test the team’s knowledge and prior experience in child rights as well as International Humanitarian Law. Teams having interest need to answer 2 basic International Humanitarian Law and Child Rights questions and also then, send it to the organizers along with one motivation letter per team.
Oral Rounds – The teams will be required to analyse a fictional conflict (main problem) given to them upon qualifying for the Oral Rounds. In addition, the teams need to identify primary legal and other issues from the given fictional conflict. During the rounds, each team will be given time to firstly put forth their stance on the legal issues at play, and how the parties figure into them.
Submission of Assessment Round Applications: March 8, 2019 11:59 PM
Declaration of Selected Teams and Waitlisted Teams for the Oral Rounds and Release of the Competition Problem: March 10, 2019
Final date of Registration for Oral Rounds: March 17, 2019
Oral Rounds: April 13 & 14, 2019