This year’s IHL Moot Grand Final was held in the Moot Court on the evening of Friday, 7 June, before their Excellencies Judges Professor Dale Stephens, Dr Stacey Henderson, and Mr Mark Giddings. The Moot involved questions of jurisdiction of the Court, crimes carried out during a non-international armed conflict, and mental incapacity as a basis for excluding criminal responsibility.
After impressive advocacy from both the Prosecution (Sanah Butt and Kellie Elmes) and Defence (Nicolas Rich and Rachel Chalmers), the Court delivered a split decision. The winners, by majority, were Sanah Butt and Kellie Elmes.
At the conclusion of the Moot, Ms Petra Ball from Australian Red Cross (SA IHL Committee Representative) spoke of the important role of IHL, and presented both teams with certificates.
Sanah and Kellie will represent Adelaide Law School in the 2019 ALSA Red Cross Moot competition to be held in Melbourne later this year.