NUSRL’s Treaty Appreciation Competition, Moahida’19: Register by April 20

About the organiser

The Society for International Law (SIL) formed with the resounding ideology of bringing together the practice of stabilised thoughts in academia works through opinion-based research drives.

The Society on the eve of the 10th Annual Foundation Day of NUSRL Ranchi invites participation from the legal fraternity and law students for developing a fresh perspective on multilaterally binding instruments, Treaties.

About the competition

In 2017, the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene a conference for negotiating a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards the complete elimination of the same.

Held at New York, the resultant Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons aims to develop a framework to control the development, testing, production, acquiring, possession, stockpiling, use or threatening to use the nuclear weapon technology.

For evolving a better problem-solving approach to the nuances of the area, a ‘Treaty Appreciation Competition – Moahida’ is being organised.

Modelled on the lines of various international bodies’ undertaking the task of combined efforts to mitigate the impact of nuclear weapons in the world, Moahida aims to attract critical and analytical opinions on the Treaty.

  • All students of any university on a full-time or part-time basis in a 3- year LLB or a 5-year Integrated BA/BBA/BSC/BCOM/BLS LLB course at the time of the competition are eligible to compete in the Competition.
  • All students who have recently concluded (Batch of 2019) their degree in a full-time or part-time basis in a 3- year LLB or a 5-year Integrated BA/BBA/BSC/BCOM/BLS LLB course at the time of the competition are eligible to compete in the Competition.
  • All students enrolled in or having recently concluded (Batch of 2019) a 2-year LLM or a 1-year LLM programme are eligible to compete in the Competition.
  • Each team will consist of two (2) members. Cross teams subject to the above eligibility conditions. Change in team composition shall not be permitted once the names are registered, except at the sole discretion of the organizers.
  • All teams must register by 20th April 2019 by submitting an EOI to SIL (sil.nusrl[at] mentioning personal details inclusive of the full name of the participants, name of the institution(s), batch(es), phone number for correspondence and email address for correspondence.
  • The subject for the email shall read “EOI_Moahida_Name of Participants”.
  • There shall be a maximum of 25 teams which shall be entertained on first come first basis. Confirmation shall be sent to the teams so accepted. 
  • Certificates for Participation and Merit shall be provided only to registered participants through electronic mode. No hard copies shall be furnished.

Ranchi, Jharkhand.

How to submit?
  • The Competition shall be held in the form of written submissions submitted to the organisers through electronic format (.docx/.dox and .pdf). Participants should mandatorily submit both the formats as part of the same email.
  • The Participants shall evaluate The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which is available on the UNODA website.
  • The submissions shall be made on the official email address of SIL (sil.nusrl[at] on or before 24th April 2019. No late submissions shall be entertained.
  • The submission should be made as a thread mail to the registration email and no fresh emails shall be entertained.
  • The first line of the thread email should strictly read “Submission_Moahida”.
  • There will be no oral rounds and the written submissions should clearly indicate the opinion of the Participants regarding each provision of the Treaty and its co-joint analysis.
  • It is to be kept in mind that the competition aims to bring out the personal critical opinion of the Treaty and its provisions, thus, no type of plagiarism shall be entertained. If found, it shall result in the immediate cancellation of the participation.
  • Participants need not to rewrite each provision before analysing it, but, they should clearly mention the clause number and the specific text if any that is being analysed.
  • The written submissions should not exceed 5000 words.
Particulars Dates
Release of Notification and Treaty 15th April 2019
Last Date of Registration 20th April 2019
Last Date of Submission 24th April 2019
Results 26th April 2019


  1. Sharvani Navangul (+91-8969895131)
  2. Shreyashi Tiwary (+91-7543031822)


  1. Biswanath Gupta (+91-8902659955)
  2. Raabia Abuzer Shams (+91-8294167237)
  3. Jagdish Jena (+91-9678730409)
For full details, click here.

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