Frits Kalshoven International Humanitarian Law Competition
Locatie: Mechelen and The Hague
Prijs: € 100,- pp.
The 11th Edition of the Frits Kalshoven Competition will be held from 20 February until 24 February 2018 in Mechelen and The Hague. The competition aims to give students an opportunity to engage with international humanitarian law through role plays and a moot court.
About prof. dr. Frits Kalshoven
The Frits Kalshoven Competition is named after one of the world’s most renowned experts in international humanitarian law. Prof. dr. Frits Kalshoven (1924 – 2017) was Emeritus Professor public international law (University of Leiden) and of international humanitarian law (University of Groningen).
Be-sides academic work, professor Kalshoven was an advisor to the board of the Netherlands Red Cross (1971-1993). Many students know Frits Kalshoven as the author of the book Constraints on the Waging of War, which is for many their first acquaintance with international humanitarian law.
Working towards the moot court
The Competition is composed of many different elements, including roleplays and simulations. Through these activities, students have the opportunity to enhance and improve their knowledge of international humanitarian law (IHL), and to see how the IHL is applied in practice.
The core element of the Competition is the moot court, which will take place on the final day of the Competition. Through a fictional case, students are encouraged to rise to the top of their abilities and demonstrate their acquired expertise in IHL in front of a highly respected and experienced jury.
More information about the regulations of the competition and the way you can apply can be found in the following documents:
To apply please send the application form of your team to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that every team should also write a paper. The deadline for registration is November 4, 2017.