IHL Competitions for Students
Congratulations to the 2012 Winners of the IHL Writing Competition!
The 2012 winners of the IHL Writing Competition run by Australian Red Cross and generously supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross have been announced. The articles were judged by award winning journalist, Peter Cave. Congratulations to Amy Psaltis, Dannielle de Pinto and Zuzanna Kamusinski who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
The winning 2012 feature article, by Amy Psaltis, of Queensland University of Technology, can be downloaded here.
Prizes will be awarded in a presentation ceremony at the Red Cross office in Brisbane in the next few weeks.
The IHL writing competition will be held again in 2013.
High School International Humanitarian Law Competition 2013
Queensland's high school students have the opportunity to submit creative responses to a question about the the legal dimensions of the use of drone strikes as a method of warfare. Entries may be in written form (600 -1000 words) or audio-visual format (3 - 5 minutes). Entries are open to Queensland high school students enrolled in years 10-12. The due date for all entries is 5pm Monday 22 April 2013. A briefing session to assist students with their entires will be held at Red Cross, 49 Park Road, Milton. RSVP by 5 pm Monday 11 March. Download the information pack for full details.
For Students of Law - 2012 IHL MOOT
The Australian Red Cross/Australian Law Students' Society annual IHL Moot took place in Melbourne between 10th and 15th July this year. Competition was extremely fierce. The Moot problem revolved around attacks against humanitarian workers in armed conflict, and the damage inflicted upon the natural environment. Sixteen teams from across Australia entered. The Grand Final, held at the Federal Court in Melbourne was judged by an eminent panel of Professor Tim McCormack, Brigadier Ian Westwood and the Hon. Justice David Harper.
Congratulations to Moot winners Caroline Compton and Shiang Ye from Australian National University, 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 all those who entered - the high standard of advocacy set in previous years was well and truly matched by all teams.
Particular thanks are also due to all those who served as judges for the competition. Without the expertise and generous support of the fifty or so 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 Western Australia.