Reference : V-P-NE-E-00001
Date : 06/12/2008
Country/Region : NIGER
Caption : Niamey. Moot court competition on international humanitarian law.
Photographer : s.n.
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Niamey (ICRC) – The economics and law faculty of Abdou Moumouni University, in partnership with the Red Cross Society of Niger and with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is organizing a moot court competition on international humanitarian law from 2 to 6 December.

The event opened in the presence of Alhassan Yenikoye, the university rector, Ali Bandiaré, the president of the Niger Red Cross, and Nicolai Panke, the head of the ICRC mission in Niamey.

According to Mr Panke, "this competition is part of a process aiming to boost interest in international humanitarian law and promote its instruction in universities in Niger. As the guardian of humanitarian law, which it has a mandate to promote, the ICRC cooperates actively with academic circles in many countries."

Among the 30-odd participants in the competition are students in economics, law and health sciences from Abdou Moumouni University, the École nationale d'administration et de la magistrature and the Institut de formation aux techniques de l'information et de la communication, and law students articling for the Niamey bar.

International humanitarian law, an important part of public international law, aims to limit the suffering of civilian victims of armed conflict by protecting those not, or no longer, taking part in hostilities, and by restricting the methods and means of warfare.

The Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977, which Niger ratified in 1964 and 1979 respectively, are the main instruments of international humanitarian law.
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