National Essay Competition on Human Rights in the 21st Century by Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur: Submit by Jan 15

Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur, announces the National Essay Writing Competition on the theme Human Rights in the 21st Century.

Reinvigorating the definition, scope and meaning of Human Rights discourse is among the crucial challenges before the contemporary world. With these concerns the essay writing competition invites papers that seeks to broaden the conceptual boundaries of Human Rights as understood in such diverse fields as law, social sciences and politics.

Themes

1. The need for broadening the conceptual boundaries of Human Rights

2. State sovereignty and Human Rights

3. The role of Law in promoting Human Rights.

4. The need for Legal reforms in the promotion of Human Rights

5. Imagining Human Rights outside the realms of Law & Legal processes.

6. Human Rights in the context of the changing Global Order.

Submission Guidelines

1. The Competition is open to all the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students, in any stream, enrolled in any recognized institution/University in India.

2 The participants must submit an attested copy of their students Identity Card/bonafide certificate along with the essay.

3. The essay must be submitted in English language only and must be in Microsoft Word Format (.doc/.docx).

4. Only one submission per author is permitted. Co- authorship is permitted to a maximum of two authors per essay.

5. All entries should include a cover page specifying name of the author, institutional affiliation, course and year of study, e-mail address and contact number.

6. Any identifying information should not be mentioned anywhere in the text of the essay and violation of the same shall lead to immediate disqualification.

7. Plagiarism of any nature will attract immediate disqualification.

8. The suggested word limit for the essay is 3500 words inclusive of citations.

9. Every essay must have a title and an abstract. (150 words)

10. Abstract & the Essay should be sent in one doc/docx file.

Formatting Guidelines

The essay should be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size-12, LineSpacing-1.5, and Justified.

The footnotes must be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size-10 and Line Spacing-1.

The margins should be 1 inch or 2.54 cm on all sides.

Every citation must follow the Harvard Bluebook, 20th Edition.

Submission Procedure

The essay must be sent by email only to [email protected] with the subject “Submission for The SLS NAGPUR Essay Writing Competition on HUMAN RIGHTS”.

Last Date of Submission: 15th January, 2020. 11:59 pm

Declaration of result:  25th January, 2020

There is no registration fee for the competition.

The result of the competition will be announced on the SLS NAGPUR Website.

A certificate of participation shall be e-mailed to all the contestants who have successfully submitted an essay.

Prizes

a. 1st place- Rs.5000/-

b. 2nd place- Rs.3000/-

c. 3rd place- Rs.2000/-

The result of the competition will be announced on the SLS NAGPUR Website.

A certificate of participation shall be e-mailed to all the contestants who have successfully submitted an essay.

Contact

Convener:

Dr. Sukhvinder Singh Dari, Director, SLS, Nagpur

Coordinators:

Dr. Salu DSouza, Assistant Professor, SLS, Nagpur
Phone: 0712-6192205, [email protected]

Abin Babu P, Adjunct Faculty, SLS, Nagpur
Phone: 0712-6192224, [email protected]

Contact No. 0712-6192201
Email id: [email protected]

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