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Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Justice P.N. Bhagwati 5th International Moot Court Competition on Human Rights to be held On 21st – 22nd March, 2015

Bharati Vidyapeeth  Deemed University New Law College completed 50 years for its existence, who recently celebrated Golden Jubilee Year, and was ranked  9th by Outlook in 2014, and ranked 7th by Business Barons Magazine.  Further more college was attained top 5 Best Universities position in Western India.  Bharati Vidyapeeth is also a recipient of  ‘Gold Star Award’ recently from the Bar Council of India.  The Ministry of Human Resource Development  tagged the college with Grade-A.

Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Justice P.N. Bhagwati’s Moot competition earned a great reputation at national and international level.  Hon. Mr. Justice P.N. Bhagwati, was former Chief Justice of India, former Member in UNHRC and H.E. Gudmundur Eirikkson, Former Judge at International Tribunal for the Law of Sea and, Ambassador of Iceland to India. The 1st Moot Court Competition 2011 was inaugurated by Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, the then Union Minister for Law & Justice,  Hon’ble Dr. Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan, the then Judge, Supreme Court of India launched 2nd edition of Competition in 2012, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India initiated 3rd edition of Competition , and finally Hon’ble Mr. Justice Shiva Kirti Singh, Judge, Supreme Court of India Inaugurated 4th Justice P.N. Bhagwati International Moot Court Competition.

Moot Court Problem:

The problem for Moot Court Competition is that a Compromis is filed before the Internal Court of Justice by two states of two different nations seeking to settle the disputes arose with respect to nuclear armistice and the obligation to extradite & prosecute people for the violation of human rights based on the Agreement in the form of “Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite offenders and Nuclear Armistice‘ (OPENA), which was executed between the parties to reach at some conclusion.  Both side parties are named as The State of Khojoland/The State of United States of Jamaica and The State of Tojoland/The State of Dragonland.  Parties to agreement agreed to the decision that offenders who found guilty of crimes against humanity and crimes be prosecuted or to extradite on request of Khojoland, one of the parties to agreement or United States of Jamaica (USJ), who helped Khojo in War. Agreement obliged the Tojoland not to carry nuclear tests in its territory by them or by some other person or organization.  Please note that Parties to the Case are the members of United Nations, United Nations Charter, the Statute of the International Court of Justice, the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and four Geneva Conventions of 1949. Tojoland also signed the Convention on Genocide but not ratified yet.  Parties sought to resolve the issues mentioned in the Compromis by each party.   Annexure I referred in the Compramis is The Treaty on Obligation to Prosecute & Extradite And Nuclear Armistice (OPENA) which contains 9 Articles.  OPENA had retrospective effect, however, limited to the offences and crimes committed in the previous 10 years. Also given that Capital Punishment in Khojoland is given for rarest of the rare cases, where as it is common in Tojoland.

Last paragraph of the compromis stated that issues filed quoted by both parties are not complete one, participants are allowed to add the relevant issues for the given issue.

Now the college conducting the Justice P.N. Bhagwati 5th International Moot Court Competition on Human Rights and participation of teams limited  to  20 teams and will be taken on first-come first-served basis.

Registration starts from : 01/01/2015  and last date be 20/01/2015.  Last date for submission of memorials : 25/2/2015


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 by Anitha Gutti