Moot problem 2016

Find out about the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Court Competition and how to get involved.

New Zealand Red Cross will hold the fifth New Zealand International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Court Competition in Wellington in December 2016. The competition is open to teams from each of the six New Zealand law schools.

The IHL Moot Court Competition seeks to raise awareness of the laws of war. It also provides an opportunity for law students to make their case and apply the law in a practical setting of a war crimes tribunal. The moot problems are fictional, but deal with real issues. This year’s moot problem deals with conflict in the nation of ‘Fodava.’

The teams are organized by the law schools. If you are a student in a New Zealand Law School and wish to find out more, contact your Dean in the first instance, or

Download the moot problem below.

2016 moot problem (PDF)