2nd Justice H.R. Khanna Memorial Essay Competition (June 2017)

2nd Justice H.R. Khanna Memorial Essay Competition (June 2017)

Justice H.R. Khanna, one of the finest judges in the Indian Democratic History and a staunch believer of human rights, integrity and the role of the Supreme Court as guardian of fundamental rights in India is always remembered as the true champion of the Indian understanding of checks and balances and the Basic Structure Doctrine (Limits to Constitutional Change). The International Journal of Law & Management Studies (IJLMS) recognizing the enduring efforts of Justice H.R. Khanna conducts the IJLMS Justice H.R. Khanna Memorial Essay Competition every year. The competition is an initiative of the journal towards contributing towards one of the most essential laws sustaining and balancing the democratic setup and recognizing one of the most valuable contributions that a judge has made to the sustenance and qualitative enrichment of the Indian democratic experience.

Theme of the Competition: Evolving Landscape of Tribunals in India

The following sub-themes may be relevant for your research, however, not exhaustive or limiting in nature:

  • Tracing the Historical Evolution of Tribunals in India

  • Finance Act, 2017: A Step in the right direction?

  • Enlargement of Jurisdiction of High Courts vis-à-vis Functioning of Tribunals

  • An International Perspective of Tribunalization with focus on Indian Experience

  • Appellate Mechanisms and Working of Special Leave Petition to Supreme Court in respect of Tribunals


Format of the Competition:

  • Round I: Submission of Summary/Working Draft of the Essay

  • Evaluation by Peer-Reviewers

  • Round II: Submission of Top Twelve Final Essays

  • Evaluation by the Final Panel of Judges


Schedule & Dates of the Competition:

  • 27-May-2017- Release of Topic and Notification

  • 10-June-2017- Last Date for Registration (By 11:59 PM)

  • 16-June-2017- First Round: Last Date for Submission of Summary or Working Draft (By 05:00 PM)

  • 20-June-2017- First Round: Declaration of Results

  • 23-June-2017- Final Round: Last Date for Submission of Final Essay (By 05:00 PM)

  • 30-June-2017- Final Round: Declaration of Results

  • 20-July-2017- Dispatch of Certificates & Prize Money


 Registration & Eligibility:

Registration is free for the first twenty-five registrations (25 registrations)
For Registration, click here.
For other details regarding Eligibility, please refer to the Brochure.
The Brochure is here and the Theme Document is here

 Contact:

  • Shashank Kanoongo, Convenor (+91-9975169571)

  • Samiya Zehra, Convenor (+91-7066538705)

  • Shruti Sharma, Co-Convenor (+91-9919340744)