About the University
The Kirit P. Mehta School of Law (KPMSOL) of SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed-to-be-University) Established in the year 2013 approved by the Bar Council of India aims to provide a Law School with a global focus and international outreach dedicated to advancing human dignity, social and economic welfare, and justice through knowledge of the law. Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, NMIMS aims to refine students’ competency by engaging them in curricular and extracurricular activities. Qualified faculties and support staff assist learners in easily integrating into the course and participating in events.
About the Competition
The first-ever SVKM NMIMS KPMSOL’s International Moot Court Competition was held on the theme of ‘Data Privacy’ in 2019. The second international competition was held on the theme of ‘’International Environment Law’ which was originally scheduled for March 2020 but since we were hit by the pandemic, the competition was successfully concluded on a virtual platform in August 2020. The previous edition, which was held last year on the theme of ‘Insolvency & Bankruptcy’, saw a participation of over 200+ students from across the world with pertinent teams from international institutions being a part of the competition, along with the presence of over 60 esteemed legal luminaries from the Supreme Court, various high courts and prestigious law firms across the country.
The SVKM’s NMIMS Kirit P Mehta School of Law’s 4th International Moot Court Competition is scheduled from 5th – 7th August 2022 on the theme of International Crimes. The proposition for this edition has been drafted by the prestigious law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM).
About the Theme
International Crimes: Humanitarian Law and War Crimes
International crimes include the most serious crimes that are a matter of global concern. The four main categories are primarily genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. Since these crimes affect a considerably large number of people, it becomes crucial to have laws that may help regulate situations like war and also punish those responsible for mass death and destruction. Humanitarian law also referred to as the laws of armed conflict specifically deal with and regulates the conduct of war. War crimes may include heinous offences like killing civilians, killing prisoners of war, wartime sexual violence, committing genocide and others. Since forested offences are a serious concern globally, it becomes important to understand the intricacies.
With this background in place, the moot proposition for the 4th International Moot Court Competition delves into the intricacies of international humanitarian law in an endeavour to unravel the underlying controversies and complexities. With the involvement of sovereign states and their independent goals and aspirations, the applicability of the principles of international humanitarian law does not come with a straight jacket formula. The proposition thereby attempts to provide the participants with an exhilarating scenario to explore the contours of international crimes and thereby arrive at a settlement in conformation with the applicable laws and standards.
- All students enrolled bona fide in an undergraduate i.e., 3 years/ 5 years and postgraduate law programme conducted by any college or university shall be eligible for participation in the competition.
- Each College/University/Institution shall be allowed to register only one team in the competition.
- The participating team shall comprise a minimum of two and a maximum of three members. In a team of two members, both the members shall be designated as Speakers. In a team of three members, two members shall be designated as Speakers and the third member of the team shall be designated as a Researcher.
- No additional member or team coach is allowed to accompany the team.
The event will be conducted in a hybrid format. It’ll be compulsory for the national teams to be physically present at the venue for the competition.
Teams can provisionally register themselves by sending an email with the details of the participating team and college name at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The details of the final registration will be intimated soon. For submission of memorials, both a soft copy and a hard copy are needed to be submitted.
- National Teams: INR 7, 500/- (Details regarding payment will be notified soon)
- International Teams: $45 US Dollars
- Provisional Last Date for Registration: April 30th, 2022
- Last Date for Clarifications: May 15th, 2022
- Last Date for Submission of Memorial: Soft Copy- July 10th, 2022; Hard Copy- July 15th, 2022
- Oral Rounds: August 5th-7th, 2022
Araji Mishra: +91 94072 89300
Anindya Mishra: +91 92649 83940
All information about the competition shall be communicated through the official website: https://imcc.nmims.edu/