Annual Edition of The FIS

International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition

3rd Edition Coming Soon ...

Firdaous Integrated Services (FIS) introduces the FIS International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition, wherein students across different law schools in Africa argue a hypothetical case on International Humanitarian Law before the yet-to-be-established African Court of Justice and Human Rights. The moot is organized by Firdaous Integrated Services (FIS) in partnership with one Faculty/School/College of Law from an African University. Undergraduate students from all African universities are eligible to compete in the FIS International Humanitarian Law Moot. Teams of two African university students, preferably a male and a female, are requested to submit heads of argument for a fictitious International Humanitarian Law case before the yet to be established African Court of Justice and Human Rights. Prior to moving on to the oral phase, teams are asked to submit written memorials. The knockout round of 16 is open to the 16 teams that received the highest grades in the preliminary oral rounds. Eight winning teams then square off in the quarterfinals, with the top four teams moving on to the semifinals and the best two to the finals.

1st Edition of the FIS IHL Moot

2022: University of Ilorin (Nigeria) won the final against Bahir Dar University (Ethiopia).

2nd Edition of the FIS IHL Moot

2023: Mount Kenya University (Kenya) Won the Final against Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria)

Africa Youth Peace Summit

1st Edition of the Summit

An annual African Youth Peace Summit is organized as a component of the competition. The Fourth African Youth Peace Summit will take place in 2023 on May 25 to honor African Liberation Day. The first African Youth Peace Summit was presented in 2020 by Mrs. Yvonne Shasuvila - Career Development Coach & Co-Founder StaffScout, Dr. Tajudeen Sanni - Senior Lecturer, Kampala International University, Mr. Soola Bolaji - Brand Management Professional, Dr. Leah Ndimurwimo - Senior Lecturer Nelson Mandela University, Prof. Kasim Balarabe - Professor & Associate Dean O. P. Jindal Global University, and Dr. HanafiHammed - Senior Lecturer Al Hikmah University. 

2nd Edition of the Summit

In 2021 the Second Annual African Youth Peace Summit was held on 26 June 2021. Barrister Ameenah Ibrahim who is a Barrister & Solicitor of Supreme Court of Nigeria was the chief guest. There was a panel discussion consisting of Mr. Mwila C. Bwanga Youth Governance & Leadership Expert – Zambia; Miss Patricia Peace Ejang Law Student & Youth Activist – Uganda; Mr. David Tobi Oyesowo Lawyer & Youth Leadership Expert – Nigeria; Mr. Peter Maswi Co-Founder Generation Engage Network – East Africa; and Mr. Mark Mwalimu Mwake Founder Bariki Foundation – Kenya.

3rd Edition of the Summit

The third edition of the African Youth Peace Summit was held on 19th June 2022 with the theme: “THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW IN MAINTAINING GLOBAL PEACE”. The Chief Guest was Advocate Ramatoulie Isatou Jallow who is an advocate of the High Court of Botswana.The Summit invited two (2) speakers from both academia and practise. They are; Mr. Sebastian Lafrance Crown Counsel (Prosecutor) Public Prosecution Service of Canada; and Dr. Tajudeen Sanni, Senior Lecturer Kampala International University – Uganda.

4th Edition of the Summit

The fourth Edition of the African Youth Peace Summit was held on the 25th of May 2023 under the theme: "Towards Sustainable Peace in Africa: Understanding & Addressing the Root Causes of Conflict. This year's summit was in commemoration of the African Liberation Day. The Chief Guest of the Summit was Mr. Mustapha Sundifu Katta - A Social Development Epert & Consultant From Sierra Leone & Prof. P.L.O. Lumumba A Pan African from Kenya. The Summit had four speakers.Abieyuwa Stephanie Usoh-Iriabe - a Lawyer and Prosecutor with The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Nigeria, Mr. Ogwal Samuel - a Law Don/ Legal Consultant from Uganda, Madam Monica Chipanta Mwansa from Zambia, and Prof. Abiodun Amuda-Kannike SAN -Professor of Law and Dean of the Faculty of Law, Kwara State University from Nigeria.

About the Organiser

FIRDAOUS INTEGRATED SERVICES (FIS) is a consulting, business management, capacity-building and research-based consortium of legal and policy experts whose services add value to the businesses of its clients. Founded in Nigeria and registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), FIS’s priority is the provision of first-class pro-active leadership, good governance, business management, legal and socio-economic research, capacity building and advisory services to its clients in line with the rules of ethics, international standard and best practices, fair play and professionalism. FIS provides seamless and tailor-made services in accordance with industry standards and designed to promote clients’ efficiency and effectiveness. FIS’s clients include government agencies, non-governmental, corporate and multi-national organizations, private companies cum institutions and individuals. So far, FIS has conducted trainings for participants from Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and South Sudan.

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Oral Rounds

The Moot Final

The Summit

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