Frits Kalshoven International Humanitarian Law Competition
Locatie: The Hague and Antwerp
Prijs: € 100,- pp.
The twelfth edition of the Frits Kalshoven Competition (FKC) took place between 12 and 16 February. The FKC is a moot court competition that allows students to emerge themselves in international humanitarian law for a week. After a number of activities, including lectures and role play, the students are presented within a fictitious case that they have to argue in front of a jury.
The finalists Leiden University and Ghent University had the opportunity to argue their case again on Saturday 16 February in front of an honorary jury. Leiden University was crowned the winner of this Moot Court. “It was a close victory,” said judge Lijnzaad.
Moot Court Winners and Best Role Play Winners:
Eva Houtave, Philippe Jacques and Sai Venkatesh (Leiden University)
Moot Court Finalists:
Vincent De Keer, Fatima El Kaddouri and Ana Decoster (Ghent University)
Best Individual Speaker:
Sai Venkatesh (Leiden University)
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).
Besides 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.