19th Competition Online

22-25 March 2021

Provisional Agenda

The International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL) will hold its Competition for Military Academies from 22 -25 March 2021. COVID-19 means that it will not be possible to hold the event in its usual format at the Institute but instead an online event has been devised which has the same objectives namely introducing Military Academy Cadets to the Law of Armed Conflict and fostering international understanding between those who will shortly be joining the sisterhood and brotherhood of arms.

Overall Objectives

The Online Competition will be a military exercise which provides teams of 3 Officer Cadets from military academies from around the world with an early appreciation of the critical importance of operational legal issues in the single service, national and joint multi-national military operations. The issues they will be expected to consider and advise upon are based on real operations and represent current challenges and thinking.

This is not an academic mooting competition in IHL, but a uniquely military exercise designed to expose our military commanders of the future to the importance of LOAC in joint multi-national operations in a truly international environment. It will provide them with an unforgettable experience they will retain throughout their careers.

Administrative Information

Participation quota amounts to €250,00 per team. Please, note that in order to give you access to our platform,  we need to receive the payment of your registration fees. You can easily do it online https://iihl.org/online-payment/ or by bank remittance to the Institute’s bank account.

Deadline: 8th March 2021.

Queries on the course registration and administrative questions should be directed to Ms Patrizia Di Pietro at: patrizia@iihl.org.