GNLU Centre for Research in Criminal Justice Sciences is organising its 2nd Legislative Drafting Competition on Artificial Intelligence.

The GNLU Centre for Research in Criminal Justice Sciences is pleased to organize its 2nd Legislative Drafting Competition on the topic "The Artificial Intelligence (Use in Prevention of Crimes and Investigation Procedure) Act" and cordially invite submissions for the same.

About the Competition

The competition provides a remarkable opportunity for individuals to learn the nuances of legislative drafting. The competition will help the participants understand the intricacies of the drafting process, from identifying the issues to understanding the need for regulating certain aspects and codifying them for better governance. Legislative drafting fosters students' capacity to observe the current legal issues and lacunae and offer solutions in that regard, as well as expand the horizons of their knowledge, analytical skills, and interpretation of the law. The competition welcomes students across all law schools to participate and help in the dissemination of ideas and experiences on the prescribed topic.

The topic for the legislation drafting competition is “The Artificial Intelligence (Use in Prevention of Crimes and Investigation Procedure) Act.” The need to incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the current Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 arises from the necessity to establish comprehensive principles and regulations governing AI's use within the criminal justice system. This legislation would recognize the increasing role of AI at various stages of a criminal trial while prioritizing fairness, transparency, and the protection of individual rights. It is crucial to delineate the specific AI technologies covered by this legislation.

To address the fast-growing interaction between AI and the criminal justice system, the legislation should include provisions for ethical guidelines, data and privacy protection, periodic reviews, and an impact assessment mechanism. Additionally, it should establish uniform standards for certification, raise public awareness, and adopt an intersectional approach to protect the most vulnerable populations. The participants may provide appropriate illustrations as deemed necessary to support and substantiate the provisions. Further, the participants may draw motivation from the existing legal framework in other foreign jurisdictions on the issue in question, however, this shall be subject to the relevancy and applicability of such provisions. Furthermore, the participants should mandatorily provide appropriate references while using such foreign legal frameworks by means of citing them in the legislation itself.


Registration Fee

There is no registration fee for the competition.

Mode of the Competition

The competition will be conducted in an online medium.


  • The competition will be conducted in the English language.
  • Any form of identification mark of the participants is restricted on the Legislative Bill submission.
  • Submission of the file is to be made in both Doc. or Docx. as well as PDF formats.
  • Submission made by the participants is to be titled ‘SUBMISSION FOR LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING COMPETITION (Team Code)’, through the submission form, provided below.
  • Team code will be provided after registration in due time.
  • 80% similarity of two or more drafts will lead to disqualification of the participants from the competition.
  • No submissions from the participants will be entertained after the due date.
  • After the conclusion of the competition, the Organizer holds every right on the draft submitted.

Eligibility and Team Composition

The competition is open to all students pursuing an LLM or LLB from a recognized Law College/University. There is no restriction on the number of participants from a particular university. The participant can register individually or in a team of not more than 2 members.

Important Dates

  • Last Date of Registration: 11:59 pm, 25th September, 2023
  • Last Date of Submission: 26th November, 2023
  • Declaration of Results: 25th December 2023


  • Winner: 7,500 INR
  • 1st Runner Up: 5,000 INR
  • 2nd Runner Up: 3,000 INR

Format of Draft Legislation

The Draft of the Legislation should be in the following format:

  • The Long Title
  • The Preamble
  • The Enacting Clause
  • The Short Title
  • Extent and Commencement Clause
  • Definitions
  • The Operative Section
  • Procedural Provisions
  • Exceptions and Exemptions Clause
  • Offences
  • Penalties
  • Provisions regarding Delegated Legislation
  • Repealing and Saving Clause (if any)
  • Miscellaneous Provisions

Formatting Guidelines for Submission

  • The text must be in Times New Roman with Size 12, line spacing should be set to 1.5, no paragraph spacing with a one-inch margin on each side, and the alignment of the text should be justified.
  • Footnotes must be in Times New Roman, Size 10, with Single Line spacing.
  • Page numbers must be given at the Top Right-Hand Corner.
  • The draft shall not exceed 25 pages (excluding the cover page).
  • The cover page of the submission should include the Long Title of the bill along with the name of the Author(s), with the Author’s designation.
  • The content of the legislation should be original and not plagiarized (15% limit), or there shall be a deduction of 1 mark each for every percent which can lead to disqualification. The decision of the organizers shall be final.

Breakdown of Section

The breakdown of a section shall be as follows:

  • SECTION 1. (“SECTION” for introducing section and “§” for subsequent mention of section, followed by Arabic numeral)
  • (1) (Subsection) (Arabic numeral)
  • (A)(Clause) (Upper-case letter)
  • (a) (Subclause) (Lower-case letter)


  • Submission of the file is to be made in Doc. or Docx. formats only using the following link:
  • [Click here to Submit]
  • Please ensure that the information you enter in the form is accurate because the same information will be used for the issuance of the certificates.


Brochure: [Click here to View]



Bhanupratap Singh Rathore [Student Co-Convenor (GCRCJS)]

  • Ph: +91 9664338656

Dev Shroff [Student Co-Secretary (GCRCJS)]

  • Ph: +91 9820465134

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