In cooperation with the Faculty of Law and Political Science, NUOL and the ICRC, an online lecture on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) was organised on the 6th of November via Zoom with the support of the University of Luxembourg. Nearly 90 participants attended the lecture, including students and lecturers from the FLP.
The lecture was given by Mr. Sippakorn Chongchuwanich, Legal Advisor from the ICRC Bangkok. During the lecture, participants learned about the fundamentals of IHL as well engaged in creative discussion regarding the law and its application.
The lecture was not only to introduce students to IHL, but also to officially announce the start of the Lao national round of the ICRC IHL Moot Court Competition. The Competition is co-organised annually by the Hong Kong Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). In the competition, teams of two mooters will participate in a simulation of the proceedings of the International Criminal Court (ICC), including the drafting of memorials and pleading (oral argument).
The University of Luxembourg supports problem-based learning and this IHL moot court is a very useful activity for students in the field of law to learn through problem solving. It is also a great opportunity to develop oral skills including debating skills, English speaking and to improve their legal skills in a practical and fun way!
The Lao National Round of the ICRC IHL competition is set to take place online on the 10th of December 2021. Please sign up here. The moot problem can be accessed the links below.