PCL Mooting Team to represent Pakistan in the South Asian Rounds of the ICRC Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition, 2013

The ICRC conducts Moot Competitions that focus primarily on International Humanitarian Law. The Henry Dunant Moot is one such competition in which in the South Asian and Asia Pacific Regions national Competitions are conducted to select the teams that will represent their countries on a regional level. The process for the Pakistan College of Law team began with their being shortlisted through an application procedure to compete in the National Rounds of the Henry Dunant Moot in 2012. The Competition was held in Islamabad, which the PCL Team comprising of LL.B (Hons.) students Zeeshaan Zafar Hashmi, Rida Aslam Bhatti and Maryam Mansur under the supervision of PCL Faculty Qasim Aziz Butt, won and qualified to compete as Team Pakistan in the South Asian Rounds of the 8th Henry Dunant Moot Competition in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In Dhaka, Team Pakistan competed against national winners from India, Iran, Bangladesh, Srilanka, Afghanistan and Nepal. In Dhaka Team Pakistan qualified along with India to compete in the Asia Pacific Rounds of the Competition in March 2013. Besides the Team qualifying in the Dhaka Rounds for the Asia-Pacific Competition, Zeeshaan Zafar Hashmi was also declared the winner in the Best Advocate category.

The 11th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot, an inter-university competition for Asia-Pacific region will take place in Hong Kong on March 14-16, 2013. All the qualifiers from the Asian Pacific region will compete in this Competition and Team Pakistan's rigourous trials and steady journey that began in Islamabad will culminate in the final Moot Court Battle in Hong Kong.