In 2016 students were given the opportunity to test their advocacy in what is easily one of the most fascinatingly topical fields of law the world over. This year each team had to grapple with both sad and intricate subjects focused on the bombing of hospitals and damage to the environment on an international scale. Military neccessity is the most often used defense in these situations and teams had to either justify or condemn the lives taken and damage caused. With grim countenances each team dealt with the scenario remarkably well and Griffith LSA applauds all competitors and our grand finalists in taking on the Red Cross internationally sponsored competition.
In the Grand Final our judges Dr Natalia Szablewska (SCU and Cambodia Lecturer, Human Rights researcher and frequent international level judge) and Marieanne Golubinsky (Minter Ellison clerk, Runner Up National Red Cross Moot, International Red Cross IHL Moot Competitor) awarded the results as follows:
Paris Ball and Daniel Marcantelli
Hazal Gacka and Alexandra Jule
Paris and Daniel will now be sponsored to take on the National IHL Moot in Hobart, Tasmania at the Australian Law Student’s Association Conference in July. They will compete against Universities from around Australia and New Zealand with the winners going on to represent Australia in the Asia-Pacific. Wish them luck!