Second Edition Of KIIT National Conference On International Law & Treaty Negotiation Competition

Second Edition Of KIIT National Conference On International Law & Treaty Negotiation Competition

KIIT University is organizing Second Edition Of KIIT National Conference On International Law & Treaty Negotiation Competition  during the Academic session 2016-17 from 13th – 15th January, 2017. There will be three events organized during the competition.

OBJECTIVE OF THE CONFERENCE

The objective of the conference is to provide a platform to students of various law schools(under graduate/ post-graduate students) to hone their skills of negotiation and diplomacy. It will also provide the students a chance to interact with students 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.

SYNPOSIUM

The International Law Society will host a Symposium on International Law - Contemporary Issues and Challenges during the Conference. The objective of this Symposium is to foster the interest and explore the contemporary areas in International law. The following areas of law have been decided upon to be discussed in the SYMPOSIUM THEMES FOR THE SYMPOSIUM/SEMINAR:  INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW, LAW OF THE SEA(S). The School of Law, KIIT University calls for research papers from undergraduate/postgraduate students and invites them to present their papers during the Symposium.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR BOTH SYMPOSIUM AND ESSAY COMPETITION

  • All papers should be sent via email to klsils@kls.ac.in in .doc or .docx format.

  • The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, size 12 in 1.5 spacing, 1 inch margin on all sides. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 in single spacing.

  • An uniform system of citation style should be followed.

  • Author(s) have to send an abstract of the Paperwithin 300 words. Names, affiliated college, email id and contact number of the author (s) to be furnished at the end of the Abstract.

  • The length of the Paper should not exceed the limit of6000 words. Word limit for the essay is 1500 – 2000 words. Authors are requested to stick to the word limit. Violation of this rule will attract deduction  of marks.

  • Co-authorship ofmaximum two authors per Paper is allowed. Co-authorship for Essay writing competition is not allowed.

  • The author(s) will send a separateCover 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. The Paper should not contain any biographical references of the author (s).

  • All Papers must be an original work of the author(s). Plagiarism will lead to cancellation of the Paper.


 STRUCTURE OF THE ABSTRACT

  • Title: Font – Times New Roman; Size – 18; Line Spacing – 1.5; Alignment – Center;Uppercase; Bold face

  •  Body: Font – Times New Roman; Size – 12; Line Spacing – 1.5; Alignment – Justified; Margins – 1 inch on all sides;

  •  Details of the Author(s): Names, affiliated college, email id and contact number to be furnishedat the end of the Abstract;


STRUCTURE OF THE FINAL PAPER

  • The first page of the Final Paper must be the Abstract without the contact details of the author(s)

  • The length of the Paper should not exceed the limit of 6000 words (exclusive of footnotes).

  • Authors are to stick to the word limit. Violation of this rule will attract deduction of marks.

  • All the pages of the Final Paper will have Margin of 1 inch on all sides;

  • Main Title of the Paper: Font – Times New Roman; Size – 18; Line Spacing – 1.5; Alignment – Center; Uppercase; Bold face

  • Body: Font – Times New Roman; Size – 12; Line Spacing – 1.5; Alignment – Justified;


DEADLINES

Last date for abstract submission for Symposium: 20th November, 2016

Notification of selected abstracts: 22nd November, 2016

Last date for submission of final papers of selected abstracts: 20th December, 2016



ESSAY COMPETITION

An online essay competition will also be organized based on the field of public international law. Submissions are invited based on the theme of International Humanitarian Law. Submissions must be sent in to klsils@kiit.ac.in latest by 15th December 2016.

Sub-Topics may include but are not limited to:-

  • Extrajudicial killings and Jurisdiction of ICC

  • Military Intervention


The Last date for essay submission: 15th December, 2016

TREATY NEGOTIATION COMPETITION

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. Their importance as a source of international law is ever increasing. 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 Treaty Negotiation Competition aims to spread awareness about the importance of the treaty-making process among the participants. Unlike a Court’s order which is a win or lose situation for either of the parties, treaty negotiation is a process which is a win-win situation for all the participating nations. The Competition will help in honing the negotiation skills of the participants at international level, given the fact that they will be representing a nation on the table. The format of the Treaty Negotiation Competition 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 necessitates deliberation during the oral rounds. The participants will first send in their written submission in the form of Framework Agreements. They will then carefully consider each other’s contention in the oral rounds and will try to negotiate and reach to a consensus on all the issues. The key objective of this Competition is to inculcate in participants the sense of innovation along with negotiation skills which are essential in a lawyer. The theme of the competition will be “GRAINS CONVENTION".

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.

DEADLINES FOR TREATY


  • Last date for submission of TNC- 3rd December, 2016

  • Notification of selected teams for TNC: 6th December, 2016 (23:00 hours)

  • Last date for abstract submission for Symposium: 5th December, 2016

  • Notification of selected abstracts: 7th December, 2016

  • Last date for registration and payment: 9th December, 2016

  • Last date for essay submission: 15th December, 2016

  • Last date for submission of final papers for selected abstracts: 5th January, 2016

  • Last date for Framework Agreement submission for TNC: 10th January, 2017


REGISTRATION FEES

  • Symposium: Rs.500/- (per person)



  • Essay writing competition: Rs.250/- (per person)



  • Treaty Negotiation Competition: Rs500/- (per person)



  • Accommodation(including food): Rs.1000/- (per person)

  • All payments should be made in the form of a Demand Draft drawn in favor of “KIIT”, and

  • payable at Bhubaneswar (stating the name of the participant and the institution at the reverse side of the demand draft), addressed to:
    Dr. Ananya Chakraborty, Faculty Convenor,
    2nd KIIT National Conference on International Law, 2017,
    School of Law, KIIT University,
    Patia Bhubaneswar, Odisha – 751024



  • The Registration Fee is non-refundable and non-negotiabl



  • Awards and Certificates – All the participants will receive a Participating Certificate for the Conference during the Valedictory F The prize winners for different events will receive a separate certificate commemorating their achievement along with the trophies, monetary prize and other benefits.



  • The details of the Structure of Framework Agreements and the Oral Round of the Treaty Negotiation Competition will be conveyed to the selected teams by 30th November

  • Guidelines of the Conference should be strictly adhered Any deviation thereof can attract penalties or disqualification.




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