Moot problem 2017

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


Auckland University law students (pictured with finals judges Brigadier General Kevin Riordan and Sir Kenneth Keith) who won the New Zealand International Humanitarian Law Moot competition in 2016 and went on to represent New Zealand in Hong Kong.

New Zealand Red Cross will hold the sixth New Zealand International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Court Competition in Wellington on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December 2017. 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. 

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 rebecca.dudley@redcross.org.nz.

Download the moot problem below.

2017 Moot problem (PDF)