To mark the 30th year of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research's (NALSAR) Centre for Child and Youth Justice, in collaboration with UNICEF and Enhelion (academic sponsor), organized the first International Humanitarian Law and Child Rights Competition to encourage students to deliberate on the intersection between these two areas.
With an overwhelming number of applications for the assessment rounds, the top 15 teams qualified for the oral rounds that were held at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, on the 13th and 14th of April.
The format of the competition saw teams in individual as well as group simulations representing various state as well as non-state actors. The unique format of the competition as well as the experience that the judges brought to the panel equipped the different participating institutions with the requisite international humanitarian law and child rights knowledge.
The competition saw teams from three different countries qualify: India, Bangladesh and South Africa. To judge the oral rounds of the competition experienced professionals from India, Sri Lanka, Singapore as well as the United States of America were invited.
The maiden edition of the competition saw Jindal Global Law School as winners, National University of Study and Research in Law as First Runners-Up, and Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad as Second Runners-Up.