9 September 2023
International Humanitarian Law Competition & Advanced Summer School
The Istanbul Center for International Law (ICIL) and the Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kızılay), with the support of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), will organize the 3rd edition of the Kırımlı Dr. Aziz Bey IHL Competition in person in Heybeliada, Istanbul (Türkiye), on 4-9 September 2023.
The program consists of an Advanced IHL Summer School and an IHL Competition.
- Deadline for the Applications: 30 July 2023*
- Advanced IHL Summer School: 4 – 6 September 2023
- IHL Competition: 7 – 9 September 2023
Who Can Apply?
The IHL Competition accepts applications from all undergraduate or graduate-level law students. Students from other relevant areas may apply only if they prove their interest and background in IHL. All participants must be enrolled as students at the time of application.
An application must be submitted individually, and no team applications will be accepted. Each participant of the Kırımlı Aziz Bey IHL Competition is required to attend the Advanced IHL Summer School and will be assigned to a team by the Committee at the end of the Summer School.
- 60%: The overall quality of the CV and background in IHL
- 40%: Assessment of the motivation letter of the participant
How to Apply?
Applicants should send their CVs (in English), an official document proving they are currently enrolled as students, a motivation letter (circa 500 words) explaining why they are interested in participating in this program, and their application form as one PDF file to email@example.com before the deadline (30 July 2023). You can access the application form through the website.
About the Advanced IHL Summer School & the IHL Competition
The Advanced IHL Summer School is designed as a preparation for the IHL Competition and will only be open to the participants of the IHL Competition.
The IHL Competition is based on role-playing to evaluate participants’ knowledge of IHL and other related fields of public international law and their ability to apply the law in practice.
Teams will be formed by the Organizing Committee through a lottery system at the end of the Advanced IHL Summer School. All teams will compete in the four preliminary rounds.
Each participant will receive an individual score during the preliminary rounds. The two finalist teams will consist of the six highest-scoring participants in the preliminary rounds.
The venue of the Advanced IHL Summer School and the IHL Competition will be the Heybeliada camping area run by the Türk Kızılay, located on one of the Prince’s Islands off the coast of Istanbul.
* Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, and the final list of participants will be announced on 7 August 2023.
Istanbul Center for International Law
The IHL Competition & Advanced Summer School accepts applications from all undergraduate or graduate-level law students. Students from other relevant areas may apply only if they prove their interest and background in IHL. All participants must be enrolled as students at the time of application.
EUR 100: The registration fee for the Advanced IHL Summer School & IHL Competition is €100.
For students studying at a Turkish university, the registration fee is ₺500.
The registration fee covers the Advanced IHL Summer School’s tuition, participation in the IHL Competition, accommodation, and meals during the Summer School and Competition.
It does not include any other expenses, like travelling. Participants are responsible for arranging their travels to Istanbul. However, the organizers may help the participants by providing an invitation letter for visa purposes if requested. The registration fee must only be paid if the application is accepted.
The Türk Kızılay, as the co-organizer of the program, kindly covers the accommodation of the participants and sponsors the program for a variety of administrative expenses as part of their efforts to disseminate international humanitarian law in Türkiye.