Kathmandu, February 19, 2019: Application for International Humanitarian Law and Child Rights organized by NALSAR University of LAW and UNICEF is now open with a deadline of March 8, 2019. Students of any University offering any legal undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate Degree Course are eligible to participate in this competition.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the first international convention on child rights was signed in 1989 and has led to great progress in safeguarding human rights of the children. It has resulted in major changes in laws to ensure better protection for children and has even altered the manner in which international organizations see their work for children. The convention has also resulted in better protection of children in situations of armed conflict. To mark the 30th year of CRC, NALSAR’s Centre for Child and Youth Justice, in collaboration with UNICEF, is organizing this competition to encourage students to deliberate on the intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Child Rights.
The competition is divided into two rounds. The first round will be Assessment round and second will be Oral round. An Assessment Round will be conducted to test the team’s knowledge and prior experience in child rights and International Humanitarian Law. Interested teams are required to answer 2 basic International Humanitarian Law and Child Rights questions and send it to the organizers along with one motivation letter per team. Based on this, 15 teams, comprising of either 2 or 3 members each, will be selected for the oral rounds at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
The teams will be required to analyze a fictional conflict (main problem) given to them upon qualifying for the Oral Rounds. The teams are required to identify primary legal and other issues from the given fictional conflict. During the rounds, each team will be given time to first put forth their sentence on the legal issues at play, and how the parties figure into them. This will involve putting forth arguments, outlining how other parties have violated the International Humanitarian law and Child Rights.