The School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, in association with International Law Students Association (ILSA) [KIIT Chapter] announces the third edition of the 3rd National Conference on International Law.
12th -14th January 2018
The objective of the Conference:
The objective of the conference is to provide a platform to students from various law schools (undergraduate/ post-graduate students) to hone their skills of negotiation and diplomacy.
We hope this conference generates interest not only in international events that are organized around the world but also develop awareness of International Relations and its dynamics.
It will also provide the competitors as well as the students of KIIT School of Law a chance to interact with other students and competitors of other law schools, legal luminaries and the diaspora dedicated to International Law.
It is an opportunity to observe the intricacies and nuances of diplomatic negotiations and be involved in them on a first-hand basis.
I. KIIT SYMPOSIUM ON INTERNATIONAL LAW
Student Delegates will present papers on predetermined areas of International Law.
A distinguished group of panelists will adjudge the best paper on determined parameters.
Presentation of Best Research Paper Award.
The objective of this Symposium is to foster the interest and explore the contemporary areas in the International law.
The following areas of International Law have been decided upon to be covered in the SYMPOSIUM
- International Commercial Arbitration
- Use of Force in International Law and Collective Security
- International Human Right Law
These are three broad themes; students are welcome to present papers on specific sub-themes chosen under these heads.
GUIDELINES FOR THE SYMPOSIUM:
Submissions must be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org in .doc or .docx format.
Author(s) have to send an abstract of the Paper within 300 words. Names, affiliated college, email id and contact number of the author (s) should be mentioned at the end of the Abstract. ]
Co-authorship of maximum two authors per Paper is allowed
The author(s) will send a separate Cover Letter with their final papers incorporating details like name(s), affiliated college, full postal address, email-id and contact number along with the title of the Paper.
Submission of Abstracts: 24th November 2017
Confirmation of selected Abstracts: 26th November 2017
Last date for submission of final papers of selected abstracts: 2nd January 2018
II. TREATY NEGOTIATION COMPETITION (TNC)
Treaties are a serious legal undertaking in international law. Once in force, treaties are legally binding on the parties and become part of international law.
The law on treaty-making process is governed by the Vienna Convention on Law of Treaties whose preamble clearly stipulates that codification of treaties promote the development of friendly relations among nations along with international peace and security.
The format of TNC is based on the workings of various bodies and agencies of United Nations as well as other independent organizations which cater to the treaty negotiation process in various global spheres.
Participants will be given a draft Treaty which will contain the issues which necessitate deliberation during the oral rounds.
The key objective of TNC is to inculcate in participants the sense of innovation along with negotiation skills which are essential in every lawyer and encourage the development of the Art of Diplomacy and Statesmanship.
The theme of the competition will be “PEACE TREATY”.
- Teams will be allotted specific countries.
- Teams are required to prepare framework agreements for their respective countries(Rules and other details will be provided upon selection of teams)
- Teams [comprising of 2 students ] will be allowed to discuss on their proposed submissions during the oral rounds
Submission guidelines for the TNC:
For the Treaty Negotiation Competition, participants are to submit a write-up within a word limit of 1500 words (inclusive of footnotes).
On the basis of the write-up, further selections will be made for allotment of Countries which the teams will represent in the ‘Oral Rounds’.
It is to be noted that this case-study is not a part of the actual materials for the Treaty Negotiation Competition. It is only for the purpose of selection/scrutiny of the teams for the aforementioned competition. The background of the treaty and the rules for the same shall be provided later.
Last date for submission of TNC- 30th November 2017
Notification of selected teams for TNC: 1st December 2017 (23:00 hours)
Last date for Framework Agreement submission for TNC: 5th January 2018
For queries related to the symposium please contact:
Subhasmita Routray – +91 7205368823
Aniruddha Banerji- +917751922236
For queries related to the TNC, contact:
Swetapadma Mahapatra – +91 9438620954
Pritha Adhikary- +917205699436
For any other general queries, contact:
Tirthankar Das- +91 8017088979
Pooja Sah- +91 9674012194