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NLSIU kicks off its mooting season with some great news. The team comprising Saarthak Jain, Smriti Kalra and Harsh Srivastava won the South Asia Regional Rounds of Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot Court Competition, 2018. Also, Smriti Kalra won the Best Speaker in the Finals.

About Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot: Increasing international investment, the proliferation of international investment treaties, domestic legislation, and international investment contracts have contributed to the development of a new field of international law that defines obligations between host States and foreign investors and refers to internationalised procedures (e.g. ICSID) for resolving related disputes. These disputes involve not only vast sums, but also a panoply of rights, duties, and shifting objectives at the juncture of national and international law and policy. The FDI Moot helps future lawyers attain a practical understanding of these issues. The case and hearings offer a unique forum for academics and practitioners from around the world to discuss developments – and assess emerging talents. The FDI Moot spans approximately six months each year in two phases, written memorials for claimant and respondent and the hearing of oral argument with regional rounds for Asia Pacific (Seoul), South Asia (New Delhi), and Africa (Nairobi), and pre moots in Budapest, St Petersburg, Sao Paulo and Warsaw.

 

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In what seems to be turning into a great year for NLSIU, Bangalore at ADR tournaments, the team consisting of Nikita Garg, Kshitij Sharma, Saarthak Jain, and Aman Vasavada have won the IBA-VIAC CDRC VIENNA Mediation and Negotiation Competition 2018. With this, NLSIU becomes the only team to have won this competition twice, making it an even bigger feat!

 

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On May 2014, Professor G. N. Saibaba, an English Lecturer at Ramlal Anand College, Delhi University, was arrested for his alleged association with Maoist groups. His arrest is considered very strange as he was “abducted” by the police on his way home. Dr. Saibaba is 90% disabled, and the forceful nature of his arrest was unwarranted. Last year, G. N. Saibaba was given a life sentence by a court for his links with the Maoists. The court has also found Hem Mishra and four others guilty of waging war against the country and supporting the ideology of the banned organisation, CPI (Maoist).

Dr. Saibaba’s health has deteriorated leaving his life in peril. Given his disability, he is in need of constant care and medical attention. However, he has been denied the much needed support. He is fed food that can barely sustain a patient who requires the medication he needs to survive. The few medicines and supplements that he has been allowed to have was rejected for the third time in March 2015 despite his falling health. Dr. Saibaba went on a six day hunger strike, fell unconscious and was subsequently hospitalized. It is suggested that it was his campaigning against the state sponsored Operation Green Hunt that made him a target.

With this backdrop, the Law and Society Committee organised a panel discussion on July 26, 2018 on the rights of prisoners focusing on the rights of the disabled and the politics of arrest. The discussion was attended by members of the legal defence team which is working to secure his release, including Prof. Haragopal, Hany Babu, Cecelia Davies as well as his spouse, Vasantha Kumari. The event saw participation from many students, faculty members of the college and externals.

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The Student Initiative for Promotion for Legal Awareness (SIPLA) of National Law School of India University, Bangalore conducted a lecture by Shri Feroze Varun Gandhi, Member of Parliament and Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs on the 19th of July, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Examination Hall. The lecture was on “The Road to Justice: Opportunities & Impediments.” Attendance was mandatory for students in the IV and V Year, LLM Batches, and MPP Batches. Shri Gandhi talked about many controversial issues on politics, educational policies, equality, etc., and a piece on it was covered by the The Times of India. The piece can be found by clicking on this link.

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The team from National Law School of India University, Bangalore made it to the finals of world rounds of the 59th Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2018, held at Washington DC. NLSIU has previously won Jessup twice, in 1996 and in 2013. India along with Australia reached the finals of the Mooting World Cup.

The team comprising of Isha Jain, Nikita Garg, Bhavesh Seth and Saarthak Jain, gave a tremendous fight to Australia. Isha Jain received the Best Oralist award.

Over 500 teams from 95 countries participated in the world rounds held at Washington DC. The more that is said about this achievement is less. There were four Indian teams in top 32 in the world rounds. Indian teams have always done exceptionally well not just at this particular competition, regularly breaking in the top 32, but generally at all moots at the world stage, winning several of them between them, every year.

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Following is the list of Mooting Achievements by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in the present academic year so far:

1) At the 15th Willem C. Vis East Moot Court Competition, the team comprising Tanvee Kanaujia, Suyash Ojha and Harsh Srivastava reached the Round of 16. The team got an Honourable Mention for Best Claimant Memorandum, with Tanvee also getting an Honourable Mention for Best Speaker.

2) The team comprising Apurv Jain, Harjas Singh, and Vansh Aggarwal won the NLU-J Anti Trust Moot Court Competition. Apurv was also the Best Speaker in the Finals.

3) Building upon their performance in the National Rounds, the team, comprising of Sagarika Parab, Spoorthi Cotha and Mrinali Komandur reached the Quarter Finals at the World Rounds of the 11th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court Competition.

4) The team, comprising Mallika Sen, Satvik Khatri and Prannv Dhawan reached the semi-finals of the RMLNLU SCC Online International Media Law Moot. The team also broke third on the tabs.

5) The duo of Ambarin Khambati and Bhargav Chakraborty managed to break second at the NUJS-HSF Moot 2018 and reach the quarterfinals.

6) The team consisting of Saurabh Gupta, Aman Sadiwala and Vishu Surana won the Third NLIU – Justice R.K. Tankha Memorial International Moot Court Competition, held at NLIU Bhopal. The team also bagged the award for the Best Memorial for both Claimant and Respondent.

7) The team comprising Shreya Jaipuria, Stuti Rai and Binit Agarwala reached the Semi Finals of the ManLachs ISRO Funding Rounds 2018, with Shreya being adjudged as the Best Speaker of the tournament.