GNLU Symposium on Convergence of Private International Law in IPR and Cyber Law

GNLU Centre for Private International Law (GCPrIL) in collaboration with  GNLU-Microsoft Chair on IPR Laws and Policy & GNLU-GUJCOST Research Centre for Excellence in IPR Laws, Policy and Practises is organizing a “Symposium on Convergence of Private International Law in IPR and Cyber Law” on 1st April, 2018. Aim of the Course: In the globalized world inter connectivity through technology is continuing to reach new heights along with the laws governing this. Cyberspace is an addition to the common heritage of humankind. Free flowing of data has many issues when it comes to the application of laws, rules and regulations with the cross border elements of jurisdiction, enforcement and freedom of operation. Apart from conventional cross-border issues, cyberspace has created new Private International Law issues in relation with jurisdiction, enforcement and freedom of operation. Similarly, with evolution of the IP Regime the Cross-border IP disputes have also evolved with more complexities. The relationship between Intellectual Property and Private International Law is a fascinating and multifaceted one. Cyberspace, IPR and Private International Law are inherently international, but it is the exponential increase in conflicts involving trans-border elements, in a world characterized by global trade and border less communication structures, that has, in modern times drawn the disciplines of Cyber Laws and IPR close to the Private International Law.…
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MNLU to organise workshop on ‘Transnational Crimes with Special Focus on Human Trafficking’

The Centre for Research in Criminal Justice, Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai in association with International Justice Mission (IJM) is organising a one-day workshop on ‘Transnational Crimes with Special Focus on Human Trafficking’ on 20th March 2018 from 10:00 am onwards at MNLU Mumbai campus. THEMES OF THE WORKSHOP: 1. The deliberation upon the extra-territorial or trans-national nature of the crimes like cross- border terrorism, human trafficking, drug trafficking, arms trafficking smuggling, money laundering among others. 2. The propelling elements for the expedient growth of these crimes like globalization, socio-economic inequality, intolerance and others may be explored. 3. The thorough examination of the suppressive laws on human trafficking at both international and domestic levels will form the focal theme of the workshop. 4. The practical difficulties in reaching the uniformity by states for instance in defining a human trafficking, in specifying punitive relief, delayed ratification, victim rehabilitation may be identified. 5. The   proper   conceptualization   of   human   trafficking, structuring/modification of the existing domestic laws and their enforcement. Key Speakers Prof. PM Nair, IPS (Retd.), Former Director General, NDRF & Civil Defence, New Delhi Dr. Aman Hingorani, Advocate on Record and Mediator at Supreme Court of India Mr. Sanjay Macwan, Regional Director, IJM India Mr.…
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NALSAR organises Round Table Conference on “Dispute Settlement Mechanism on Land Disputes-Revenue Courts”

Special Tribunals are required to deal with Land Disputes There is a necessity to develop a good mechanism for solving land related issues in the state of Telangana. Legal and Revenue Experts have expressed that such mechanisms must be developed keeping in mind the common people. Institutions which solve the land disputes are the Revenue Courts. On this concept, a round table conference has been conducted in NALSAR University of Law. P. Lacchi Reddy, the Founding President of Telangana Tahsildar Association has attended the conference that has been conducted by NALSAR in collaboration with the ‘Telangana Revenue’ Monthly Magazine. Mr. P. Lacchi Reddy stated that while the State government has been moving forward trying to solve the issues, there must be proper institutions to solve the land disputes as well. The Chief Guests for the conference were former NALSAR organises Round table conference on “Dispute Settlement Mechanism on Land Disputes – Revenue Courts” Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh – Justice B. Prakash Rao, NALSAR University of Law Prof. V. Balakista Reddy, Osmania University Prof. J. B. Reddy, NALSAR University of Law Adjunct Prof. M. Sunil Kumar, and TGTA President Gautam Kumar. High Court former Acting Chief Justice Prakash Rao stated that Tahsildars and Revenue Divisional Officers play key roles in solving land disputes.…
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NLU Delhi hosts TRAI Outreach Programme

The Centre for Study of Consumer Law and Policy, National Law University, Delhi hosted a Consumer Outreach Programme conducted by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 07th February 2018 at NLU Delhi. Shri Sanjeev Bansal, Advisor (CA) delivered the keynote speech and Shri G.S. Panwar, Deputy Advisor (CA) made a presentation. During the programme, the officers informed the participants about the regulator’s initiatives and schemes for promotion of consumer interest.   Tweet The post NLU Delhi hosts TRAI Outreach Programme appeared first on SCC Blog.…
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SLS Pune announces Herbert Smith Freehills International Lecture Programme

Herbert Smith Freehills will be conducting their prestigious annual International Lecture Programme in association with Oxford University at Symbiosis Law School, Pune from February 5-9, 2018 from 2-6 p.m. 45 students chosen by HSF from across India along with 80 students from SLS will be participating in this lecture series. PROGRAMME OUTLINE DAY ONE                  CHRIS PARSONS (CHAIRMAN, INDIA PRACTICE, HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS) PROFESSOR TIMOTHY ENDICOTT (PROFESSOR OF LEGAL PHILOSOPHY, OXFORD UNIVERSITY) 13:45-14:00               INTRODUCTION TO THE PROGRAMME AND HAND OUT DELEGATE MATERIALS GREAT CONSTITUTIONAL CASES PROFESSOR TIMOTHY ENDICOTT (PROFESSOR OF LEGAL PHILOSOPHY, OXFORD                                    UNIVERSITY) 14.0-15.30                 RAHMATULLAH V SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE [2012] UKSC 48 – HABEAS CORPUS AND THE MEDIEVAL CONSTITUTION 15.30-15.45               BREAK ACQUISITIONS CHRIS PARSONS (CHAIRMAN, INDIA PRACTICE, HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS) 15.45-16.00               PRIVATE ACQUISITIONS AN OVERVIEW – WORK AT HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS 16.0-16.15                 STRUCTURE-SHARE SALE OR BUSINESS SALE 16.16-17.15               INTRODUCTION TO CASE STUDY: ZENTAC 17.15-17.30               BREAK 17.15-17.30               STAGES IN A TRANSACTION DAY TWO                 GREAT CONSTITUTIONAL CASES PROFESSOR TIMOTHY ENDICOTT (PROFESSOR OF LEGAL PHILOSOPHY, OXFORD UNIVERSITY) 14.0-15.30                 ENTICK V CARRINGTON (1765) 19 ST TR 1030 -THE RULE OF LAW 15.30-15.45               BREAK ACQUISITIONS AND NEGOTIATION FOUNDATION SKILLS CHRIS PARSONS (CHAIRMAN, INDIA PRACTICE, HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS) 15.45-16.30               TRANSLATING CONTRACTUAL CONCEPTS INTO BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS 16.30-17.15               WARRANTIES AND INDEMNITIES 17.15-17.30               BREAK 17.30-17.45               DISCLOSURE 17.45-18.00               INTRODUCTION TO THE NEGOTIATION COURSE – QUALITIES REQUIRED 18.00-1830                DRAWING EXERCISE 18.30                         HANDOUT LUCY KOHL PAPERS GREAT CONSTITUTIONAL CASES DAY THREE              PROFESSOR TIMOTHY ENDICOTT (PROFESSOR OF LEGAL PHILOSOPHY, OXFORD UNIVERSITY) 14.00-15.30               HIRST V UNITED KINGDOM (NO.…
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9th Government Law College International Law Summit, 2018 announced

About the event: It gives us immense pleasure to present to you the 9th Government Law College International Law Summit, 2018 organized by the Students for the Promotion of International Law (SPIL), Government Law College, Mumbai. The Summit is scheduled to be organized from the 9th – 11th of March, 2018. The Theme for the Summit, 2018, is ‘International Humanitarian Law’. Government Law College enjoys the distinction of being the oldest law school in Asia and has since its inception in 1855, essayed a seminal role in the evolution of the legal and judicial landscape of India. Taking cognizance of the immense relevance of growing transnational interactions, SPIL, Mumbai has undertaken the task of promoting international law and facilitating an empirical study, which rises beyond the realms of mere textual knowledge. Dates: 9th – 11th March, 2018 Venue: Government Law College, Mumbai Competitions: The Summit, which began as an academic forum for propagation of International Law within the college, is today an eclectic mix of a key note addresses, seminars, workshops, a Panel Discussion, a Call for Papers and two novel competitions – the Judgment Deliberation Competition© and the Treaty Appreciation Competition©, which were both conceived within the portals of Government Law College.…
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A report on 3rd KIIT National Conference on International Law

The International Law Society has been organising the KIIT National Conference on International Law as their flagship event since 2016 and following the successes of the two previous editions we organised the 3rd KIIT National Conference on International Law over the last three days, i.e., from 12th to 14th January 2018. This year as a part of the conference we organised two events, the Treaty Negotiation Competition and a Symposium on International Law. The conference this year, saw participation from around 60 students from around 12 law colleges from all around the country. The Symposium on International Law comprised of paper presentations by the participants on the themes including International Human Rights Law, International Environmental Law and International Commercial Arbitration. The session on International Human Rights Law was adjudged by Prof. (Dr.) A. Jaygovind, visiting professor NLUD and former VC, NLSIU, and Dr. Debasis Poddar, from NUSRL Ranchi. During the session various recent issues with regard to International Human Rights Law were dealt with and discussed upon. These included discussion on the need of preserving Human Right laws to prevent abuse of power for security, the human rights situation for the refugees and stateless, the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and the use of force in international law and its exceptions including self-defence.…
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SLS Noida to organise session on ‘Legislation & Public Policy versus the Rule of Law‘

The Research and Publication Cell & International Cell of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in collaboration with Centre for Civil Society has organised a session on ‘Legislation & Public Policy versus the Rule of Law‘ by Prof. Christopher Lingle on Thursday, January 25, 2018.   Tweet The post SLS Noida to organise session on ‘Legislation & Public Policy versus the Rule of Law‘ appeared first on SCC Blog.…
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GNLU-GIFT Knowledge Series Round-Table on “Using Dispute Resolution through the Singapore International Arbitration Centre at GIFT”

As part of its MoU with GIFT, GNLU, through its Centre for Banking and Financial Laws is organizing the second Round-Table on the theme of “Using Dispute Resolution through the Singapore International Arbitration Centre at the GIFT” on 08 January 2018 between 11:15 am and 12:45 pm. The esteemed speakers for the Round table are Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mohit S. Shah, Former Chief Justice, Bombay High Court; Mr. Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange; Mr. Pranav Mago, Head South Asia, Singapore International Arbitration Centre; and Prof (Dr.) Bimal N. Patel, Director, Gujarat National Law University. The second Round-Table is being organized with an aim to contribute policy interventions by way of deliberation and discourse. The agenda includes a small introductory talk by the esteemed speakers on the said theme followed by discussions from representatives of GIFT who will bring to the fore the practical difficulties faced by them. The outcomes of the Round-Table will be encapsulated in the form of a policy document including plausible solutions mutually prepared by GNLU and GIFT. For further information, please contact Ms. Shreya Srivastava, Teaching and Research Associate, GNLU at ssrivastava@gnlu.ac.in or 91-8128650832. Tweet The post GNLU-GIFT Knowledge Series Round-Table on “Using Dispute Resolution through the Singapore International Arbitration Centre at GIFT” appeared first on SCC Blog.…
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MNLU-PACT Mediation and Negotiation Training Program

MNLU Mumbai in collaboration with Peace Keeping and Conflict Resolution Team (PACT) is organising three days “Training Program on Mediation and Negotiation”, between 28-30 January 2018 at the MNLU Mumbai campus. The Course will be conducted by international experts namely, Catherine Davidson, Jonathan Rodrigues, Nisshant Laroia and Chirag Balyan. The MNLU-PACT Mediation and Negotiation Training Program is a joint initiative of Maharashtra National Law University and Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Team and will be held from January 28 to 30. The programme seeks to empower law students, lawyers and professionals, especially the young generation, in the concept of consensual dispute resolution (CDR). This program will provide participants with the core mediation skills and hands-on experience through a variety of simulations. The program will enable the participants to understand the legal framework governing mediation, and the role of a counsel as a pro-mediation lawyer. The training would be a combination of theory and roleplays. The extensive simulations involving roles as clients, counsel, and mediators, case studies, and an overall feedback will provide the participants with the opportunity to have real-life application and development of their skills in consensual dispute resolution. It will be a great opportunity for the young professionals, students and lawyers to hone their skills in the concept of Consensual Dispute Resolution (CDR).…
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NLSIU to organise National Law School Model United Nations Conference [19th-20th Jan, 2018]

The National Law School of India University, Bangalore are organising their ninth annual National Law School Model United Nations (NLSMUN) conference. This event, well established across the country, will be held from 19th to 20th January 2018. NLSMUN is the premier conference for college and high school students in Bangalore, organized by the Centre for International Relations and International Law. It is a platform for students to come together to discuss global issues and draft resolutions, as representatives of countries and organizations from around the world. Apart from an opportunity to learn team-work, negotiation and public speaking skills, NLSMUN gives the participants an insight into the working of the United Nations. The first edition of this conference took place in the year 2009. Remarkable as this edition was, in revolutionizing our manner of speech and our newfound stock of knowledge, every subsequent edition has only managed to raise the bar further, despite its perceived impossibility. This year, the conference has reached a new high with participation from 200 students coming from around 40 schools from across the country. With a wide array of discussions, NLSMUN is a unique educational experience. In this edition of NLSMUN, the organizers are simulating the United Nations Security Council, focussing on the agendum of Establishment of an International Weapons Deterrence Framework; the Historic Human Rights Commission discussing the second Congo War of 2002; The United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Space with agenda focussing on uses of space resources and future technologies; and the Kashmir Peace Dialogue which will be a continuous crisis committee.…
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HPNLU Shimla to organise National Conference on Paradigmatic Shifts in Law and Justice in 21st Century : Challenges & Opportunities

Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla is organising a National Conference on “Paradigmatic Shifts in Law and Justice in 21st Century : Challenges & Opportunities” from December 8-10, 2017 at HPNLU Shimla. About the Conference: This  conference is intended to cause sincere reflections on the issues, which have been discoursing stock since the starting of 21st Century. Hopefully academics will be able to contribute towards settling concerns which have not been hitherto satisfactorily settled and also which are at a very nascent stage but surely comprise of crucial concerns. The 21st   century    where   the   pace   of social transformation and its consequences- both liberating and deleterious, for individual and collective existence has become increasingly commensurable and,  therefore, more challenging to explain and interpret. In particular, our laws and mechanisms of justice delivery today seem beset with questions of a nature unforeseen in human history. Numerous experiments in the domains of legislation, interpretation and execution seem to have thrown up novel challenges with regard to their real meanings for the lives of individuals and communities alike. The Conference is a modest endeavor by the University to facilitate spontaneous and original thinking on these kinds of problems. Journal, Conference & Publication Committee: The University is bringing out in November 2017, maiden volume of its flagship annual publication: “Shimla Law Review” (SLR).…
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