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North Cap University - 1st International Essay Writing Competition 2017

The School of Law, North Cap University is going to organize the 1st International Essay Writing Competition, 2017

Eligibility:

  • The Competition is open to the students who are pursuing their 5 / 3 year LLB Course / LL.M. / M.Phil. / Ph.D./ or any other Undergraduate or Master courses (other than Law) in any University across the world.
  • Co-authorship to a maximum of two Authors is permitted.
  • Only original essays will be considered for the Competition.
  • No part of it should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication in a contest elsewhere. Moreover, any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of the essay.

About the Theme:
Environmental Justice: Contemporary Issues in International and National Perspective Quality of environment determines the quality of life. Clean environment helps in enriching the quality of life. In the past few decades' awareness of the damaging effects of environmental pollution on human beings and their quality of life has increased dramatically.

In the hustle-bustle of life, man has almost forgotten nature and has become more and more modernized with the aid of latest scientific and technological developments. At its core, environmental justice is about incorporating environmental issues into the broader intellectual and institutional framework of human rights and democratic accountability. The term necessarily encompasses the widest possible definition of what is considered "environmental" and is unrepentantly anthropocentric in its orientation placing people, rather than flora and fauna, at the center of a complex web of social, economic, political, and environmental relationships. Most important, it concerns itself primarily with the environmental injustices of these relationships, and the ways and means of rectifying these wrongs and/or avoiding them in the future.

Environmental justice is about social transformation directed towards meeting basic human needs and enhancing our quality of life - economic quality, health care, housing, human rights, environmental protection, and democracy. In linking environmental and social justice issues, the environmental justice approach seeks to challenge the abuse of power which results in poor people having to suffer the effects of environmental damage caused by the greed of others. Keeping in mind the importance of Environmental Justice in the socioeconomic milieu of the day, School of Law, The NorthCap University is organizing an International Essay Writing Competition on the above mentioned broad theme.

Sub Themes:

  • Environmental Democracy and Access Rights
  • Sustainable Development and Disaster Management
  • Legal and Human Right Perspective on Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Justice and Basic needs
  • International Initiatives towards Environment Protection
  • Role of Supreme Court and Environmental Justice in India
  • National Green Tribunal and Environment Protection
  • E-waste Management and Environment
  • Bioterrorism
  • Environmental Democracy and Social Justice
  • Challenges to Environmental Democracy
  • Environmental Justice and Accountability

Guidelines for Submission:

  • The essay must be written in English.
  • Only one submission is allowed per Author / Co-author.
  • Registration form is to be sent along with Demand Draft and should be emailed to balwindersingh@ncuindia.edu
  • The registration form must be signed and sealed by the head of Institution / University.
  • The submission shall consist of an Abstract, essay and bibliography.
  • An Abstract should not be more than 200 words mentioning title and keywords must be attached.
  • The essay should not be more than 3000 words (excluding footnotes).
  • Footnotes must conform to authoritative standard rules of legal citation and must include a description of each authority adequate to allow a reasonable reader to identify and locate the authority in a publication of general circulation. ILI style of footnoting is recommended.

Electronic Submission:
The participant should send two attachments in email, the Essay in MS Word format with subject "NCUESSAY2017." The attachment should contain in series the following:

  • Title of the Essay with name of the Author / Authors
  • Cover page containing Designation (Student / Scholar), Name of College / University with address, nationality, correspondence address, e-mail-id and contact number.
  • Abstract and Body of Essay
  • Bibliography

Registration Fees:

  • Registration fee for essay: Rs. 1000.
  • Registration fee is to be paid through Demand Draft, drawn in favour of "The NorthCap University, Gurugram", payable at Gurugram only.

Important Dates:

Last date for the payment of Registration Fees:

20th October, 2017

Last date for Submission of Essay:

25th October, 2017

Declaration of Results:

2nd November, 2017

Contact:
Ms. Rashi Shahrawat
Student Coordinator
School of Law, North Cap University
Phone: +91-9582022800

Mr. Shauryanker Kaushik
Student Coordinator
School of Law, North Cap University
Phone: +91-9873623969

Mr. Balwinder Singh
Faculty Coordinator
Assistant Professor
School of Law, North Cap University
Phone: +91-8448570244
Email: balwindersingh@ncuindia.edu

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