Congratulations to the 2012 Winners of the IHL Writing Competition!
The winning 2012 feature article, by Amy Psaltis, of Queensland University of Technology, can be downloaded here.
The winning 2011 feature article, by Zoe Noakes, "Small Arms, Big Challenges" can be downloaded here. This article disscusses the issues of small arms and conventional weapons which are addressed by the Arms Trade Treaty.
Students of Law - 2012 IHL MOOT
The Australian Red Cross/Australian Law Students' Society annual IHL Moot took place in Perth from 10 to 15 July this year. The Moot problem revolved around the treatment of detainees, attacks against civilians and the use of human shields in armed conflict.
Sixteen teams from across Australia entered. The Grand Final, held at the Supreme Court of Western Australia was judged by an eminent panel of The Honourable Kevin Parker (former Vice President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia), Mr Leonard Blazeby, Head of Mission, ICRC Canberra and Ms Monica Silverwood, Legal Adviser, ICRC Mission in Australia-Regional Delegation in the Pacific.
Congratulations to Moot winners Tomas Macura and Mark Giddings from the University of Adelaide, who now go on to compete in the Asia-Pacific Regional Moot, a joint effort of the Hong Kong Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Congratulations also to runners up, David Tan and Kristy Riley from the University of Tasmania and recipient of the Best Speaker Award, Ben Tomasi from the University of Western Australia.
Congratulations also to all those who entered - the high standard of advocacy set in previous years was well and truly matched by all teams.
Particular thanks to all those who served as judges for the competition. Without the expertise and generous support of these volunteers, the competition could not have gone ahead. Thanks and congratulations are due to the ALSA organising committee, who put together an excellent moot. Next year's competition will be held in Brisbane.
If you would like to be involved in this competition, contact your local law student society for further details.