Annual Edition of The FIS

International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition

17th - 21st June 2024

Preliminary Rounds

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2024 Topics

Thank you for joining us in the run-up to The 2024 FIS Humanitarian Law Moot Competition organized by Firdaous Initiative for Academic Excellence. This edition, we are to focus on four pertinent issues:

1. Cyber Warfare – Exploring the legal implications in the increasingly digital battlefield.

2. Destruction of Cultural Properties – Examining the prevention and response to the destruction of cultural properties in times of conflict.

3. Influence of Social Media in Modern Conflicts – Scrutinizing the role and ramifications of social media in spiraling global conflicts.

We believe these topics couldn’t be more apt given the prevailing global circumstances. We trust they will spark engaging arguments and enlighten thoughtful legal pleadings. 

About the Competition

Firdaous Initiative for Academic Excellence (FIAE) introduces the FIS International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition previously conducted under Firdaous Integrated Services (FIS), wherein students across different law schools in Africa argue a hypothetical case on International Humanitarian Law before the yet-to-be-established African Court of Justice and Human Rights. The moot is organized by Firdaous Initiative for Academic Excellence (FIAE) in partnership with one Faculty/School/College of Law from an African University. Undergraduate students from all African universities are eligible to compete in the FIS International Humanitarian Law Moot. Teams of two African university students, preferably a male and a female, are requested to submit heads of argument for a fictitious International Humanitarian Law case before the yet to be established African Court of Justice and Human Rights. Prior to moving on to the oral phase, teams are asked to submit written memorials. The knockout round of 16 is open to the 16 teams that received the highest grades in the preliminary oral rounds. Eight winning teams then square off in the quarterfinals, with the top four teams moving on to the semifinals and the best two to the finals.

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About the Organiser

At Firdaous Initiative for Academic Excellence, we harmonize institutional knowledge with core human values in fostering an environment that promotes academic brilliance, leadership, and civic responsibilities. We aim to arm every individual with the tools they need to carve their niche in the world, contribute positively to society, and make impactful changes in their communities and beyond.

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Preliminary Rounds

Advance Rounds

The Summit