The National IHL Competition is a four-day event organized by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent delegation in Israel. During the competition, teams of three students from different Israeli academic institutions participate in several rounds of simulations that not only test their knowledge of international humanitarian law but also their ability to apply it to real-life situations (such as giving legal advice on the legitimacy of bombing a bridge which is used to transport weapons to enemy troops but is also essential to the delivery of essential food supplies to the civilian population).
The object and purpose of the event is to educate and familiarize students with the different aspects and delicate balances within IHL. The students are not only required to acquire a vast knowledge in international law and in particular in IHL, but they also to learn how to advocate such rules in accordance with their role in the simulations.
The winning team will receive the IHL Competition Award and will automatically admitted and be granted sponsorship by the competition committee to the Pictet international IHL competition.
Bar-Ilan University is a consistent participant in the competition, and in 2019, Daria Chill from Bar-Ilan won the Best Speaker Award.