International Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition 2019 by Symbiosis Law School, Pune [March 22-24]: Register by Dec 31

Symbiosis Law School, Pune is organising the Fourth Edition of the Symbiosis Law School, Pune – International Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition, 2019 [SICTA] which is scheduled from March 22–24, 2019 in Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India.

The Competition is based on the simulation of the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court and pertains to rules and structure as enshrined in the Rome Statute of the ICC. The theme for the Fourth Edition of SICTA is “Prosecution against piracy as an International Crime under the ambit of the Rome Statute.”.

The Concept Note linked herein will provide a more elaborate overview of the same.

The Competition shall have teams representing either of the three sides- Prosecution, Defence and the Victim(s) in the various rounds of the Competition.

The maximum number of participants per team shall be restricted to Three (Two Speakers and a Researcher). A team may also consist of only Two Speakers.

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Slots for the Competition shall be booked on first-cum-first-serve basis limited to 24 Teams. Participation in this Competition is through invitation only. Any Law College / University / Institute that wishes to participate may apply for an invite by sending an email to, expressing their interest in participation.

Note: The last date for Provisional Registration is December 31, 2018 (Monday).


There shall be three Preliminary rounds followed by the Semi-Final Rounds and the Final Round.

The primary components of a round will include:

  • Opening Statements by the Prosecutor, Victim’s Counsel and the Defence Counsel.
  • Examination-In-Chief/Cross Examination by the Prosecutor, Counsel for the Victims and the Counsel for the Defence.
  • Closing Statements by the Prosecutor, Counsel for the Victims and the Counsel for the Defence.


  1. Winning Team: Rs.60,000/-
  2. First Runners Up Team: Rs.30,000/-
  3. Second Runners Up Team: Rs.15,000/-
  4. Best Student Advocate of Final Rs.6,000/-
  5. Best Student Advocate: Rs.10,000/-
  6. Second Best Student Advocate: Rs.6,000/-
  7. Best Memorial: Rs. 10,000/-
  8. Second Best Memorial: Rs. 5,000/-
  9. Shree P.V. Ramanayaa Memorial- Best Prosecutor Award: Rs. 10,000/-

The Compromis and the Rulebook regarding the competition shall be e-mailed to the registered teams on December 21, 2018 along with the Final Registration details. The Registration Fees is Rs. 5000/- and it is Non-Refundable.


Over-all Incharge:

Raina Mahapatra (Convenor): +91- 9561884975

Registration Committee:

Anusha Rao (Co-Convenor): +91-9561876733

Rabaica Jaiswal (Member): +91- 9554911678, +91-7007936449

Student Hospitality Committee:

Ashish David Rao (Head, Transport Committee) : +91-9935580088

Aman Agarwal (Head, Student Hospitality Committee) : +91-9772536556

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