NI: QUB students compete in humanitarian law competition
Two undergraduate and postgraduate student teams from Queens University Belfast (QUB) competed in the annual Corn Adomnáin International Humanitarian Law competition.
The contest, run by the Irish Red Cross, is based on the ancient Irish law of Cáin Adomnáin or Law of Innocents (697AD) that put limits on warfare and protection of civilians.
One team came second overall and Gemma Crane won best mooter in a simulated International Criminal Court case involving crimes committed by the rebels and British Army during the Easter Rising.
The students were taught by Dr Luke Moffett and Dr Dug Cubie.
Dr Moffett told Irish Legal News: “The Corn Adomnáin competition is a great opportunity for students to compete with universities around Ireland on the laws of war and to obtain first hand knowledge on international humanitarian law from members of the Irish Red Cross, Irish Army and Irish judiciary who judge the competition.
“It was a very close competition, but Gemma Crane stood out for the judges in her excellent defence of one of the alleged perpetrators in the mock case on the Easter Rising before the International Criminal Court.”