Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, has won the India National Rounds of the 18th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition. The team comprising Adweitya Grover, Ushashi Dutta and Sugandha Sawhney representing Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, was adjudged the winners.
The team will now be representing India in the regional rounds in Tehran.
The India National Rounds of 18th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition 2018 were hosted by the Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi.
The runners-up were students representing Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai.
The Indian Society of International Law, in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), organises a national level Moot Court Competition in the memory of the founder of the ICRC - Henry Dunant every year. In 2001, ICRC Regional Delegation for South Asia, initiated the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition, with the aim of promoting better awareness of IHL among law students at universities throughout India. This competition is named in memory of Mr Henry Dunant, the co-founder of the ICRC and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in 1863. The reputation and status of the Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition has grown steadily since its inception in 2001. The success of the competition prompted the ICRC, in collaboration with its partner organisation for this activity, the ISIL, to expand the Moot Court beyond India in 2005. As a result, in 2005, the Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition was expanded to include a regional competition, drawing teams from countries across South Asia. The national Moot Court Competition is followed by regional competitions.