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Amity Law School, Noida organized a one day Training Programme in collaboration with the National Human Rights Commission on Human Rights: Perspectives, Challenges and Strategies. The programme commenced with an Inaugural Ceremony beginning with the lightening of the lamp and all the guests were presented a Tulsi sapling, which is the culture of Amity University. The Guests of Honour were Mr. Bharat Chugh, Partner Designate, Luthra and Luthra Law Offices, Mr. Sushant Sinha, Senior Anchor and Deputy Editor, India News, Mr. Amod K. Kanth, Eminent Social Activist, Founder, Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre Society and Former DGP (Goa).

Prof. (Dr.) Aditya Tomer, Additional Director, Amity Law School, Noida, warmly welcomed the guests. He emphasized on the importance of NHRC in bringing about the change in human rights in various areas of operations in India. He thanked NHRC for partnering with Amity Law School, Noida to organize such an event that brings forth meaningful interactions between the dignitaries and the students, thereby giving the students an opportunity to learn about the ongoing challenges in the field of human rights.

Prof. (Dr.) S.S. Singh, Dean, Faculty of Law, Adviser, ALS, AJA, ALF, AUUP, gave his opening remarks and extended his warm welcome to the dignitaries. He said that this training programme will give an opportunity to all the students to learn the various dimensions of NHRC. He mentioned that Human Rights cannot exist in vacuum and they must be protected, as in the absence of effective remedies, the rights have no meaning. He shared his views on the importance of Rule of Law in ensuring law and order in the society which in turn is essential for protecting the Human Rights.

Prof. (Dr.) Dilip Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Chief Adviser (FPO, Amity Group), Chairman-Amity Law Schools, also addressed the gathering and expressed his views on the importance of Human Rights. He said that the law graduates are the only one who can bring a change in the world. He quoted Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan, Hon’ble Founder President Sir, where he says that ‘A nation is built through the process of education and the process of transformation’. He congratulated the organizing committee for their efforts for successfully organizing the training programme.

Guest of Honour Mr. Bharat Chugh, Partner Designate, Luthra and Luthra Law Offices, began his address with a beautiful quote by Wordsworth. He shared an anecdote from his personal life when he was working as a young judge highlighting the enormity of his designation while giving a judgment and taking care of the human rights as well, which he summarized beautifully in the form of a short poem. He reinstated that each decision made as a judge upholds someone’s rights. He also related lawyers to social engineers, giving the example of an increase in Pro-Bono cases and increasing social responsibilities of law firms.

Guest of Honour Mr. Sushant Sinha, Senior Anchor and Deputy Editor, India News, brought a fresh point of view, highlighting the importance of having different perspectives on the topic of Human Rights. He pointed out that Human Rights violation will stop only when people start understating humanity, irrespective of the number of laws on the subject. He concluded with his best wishes to the students for their future endeavours.

Guest of Honour Mr. Amod K. Kanth, Eminent Social Activist, Founder, Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre Society and Former DGP (Goa), pointed out that the words ‘rights’ and ‘needs’ are synonymous, which is also the motto of his NGO. He discussed the experiences from his varied career, emphasizing the role of the police in protecting the rights of the vulnerable section of the society. He encouraged students to participate in legal aid camps, thereby helping in spreading awareness about Human Rights.

Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, warmly welcomed everybody and was overwhelmed by the galaxy of eminent personalities around her. She reinstated the philosophy of ‘Vasudeva Kutumbakam’ i.e. to make one family and to work towards a violation-free society. She appreciated the efforts of the Organizing Committee for successfully conducting a training programme on such an important topic.

This was followed by the unveiling of the brochure of the event by all the esteemed guests. As a token of gratitude, all the eminent dignitaries were presented mementos by Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Prof. (Dr.) Dilip Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Chief Adviser (FPO, Amity Group), Chairman, Amity Law Schools, Prof. (Dr.) S.S. Singh, Dean, Faculty of Law, Advisor, ALS, AJA, ALF, AUUP, and Prof. (Dr.) Aditya Tomer, Additional Director, Amity Law School, Noida.

Ms. Vaishali Arora, Assistant Professor, Amity Law School, Noida and Convener, of the training programme proposed the Vote of Thanks. This was followed by the National Anthem.

Technical Session- II

Venue: F-2 Auditorium, Amity University Uttar Pradesh

Sub-Theme: Introduction to the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 and Human Rights Institutions in India

Dr. Sumitra Singh, Assistant Professor, Amity Law School, Noida was the moderator for the second Technical Session.

Dr. Ranjit Singh, Joint Secretary (P&A), National Human Rights Commission, distinguished keynote speaker warmly welcomed and took privilege to stand on behalf of NHRC to address the gathering. According to him Human Rights is a wholesome exercise. 21st century is the century of the human rights which needs to be taken forward by the young, dynamic and eager leaders. Jagarukata i.e. common man demanding his rights is the key force driving such rights. Media, social networking and literacy rate also play a crucial role in making human rights prevalent today. These rights are nothing but the aspiration of a common man which revolves around justice, equality and efficient mechanism. He threw light upon the growth of human rights summarizing the domestic and world arena. He elaborated the four generations of human rights initiating from Civil and Political rights to Information Technology that seeks momentum in today’s world. The challenges and initiatives taken by NHRC in overcoming them were beautifully presented by him. He concluded by highlighting the responsibility of the demographic dividend that is the youth and the potential that ought to be channelized in the right direction.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice (Retd.) Iqbal Ahmed Ansari, Acting Chairperson, Punjab State Human Rights Commission, believes that human rights are equivalent to justice and thus, they should be regarded as important. Somebody needs to act upon these rights and that is what the NHRC aims at. Illustrating the famous Salman Khan hit and run trial he pondered over what justice is and in conclusion held that justice ultimately has to be one and is done only when consistent with law. He defined law as merely a collection of the norms in a society. He mentioned that law however is not static; it either consciously or unconsciously changes as the society evolves. For a better understanding of unconscious change in law, he illustrated the evolution of medical evidence and status of marital rape. He firmly believes that animal existence is no existence. A human being must have basic human rights in order to enable him to live with dignity.

Prof. (Dr.) S.S. Singh, Dean, Faculty of Law, Advisor, ALS, AJA, ALF, AUUP, proposed the Vote of Thanks. This was followed by the felicitation of the esteemed panelists.

 

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Possession that is possible advancement of their native language, because it’s our native language as well as the base of all progress. And it is not possible prevention of cardiac pain without the knowledge of the mother tongue. We arts of various types, unlimited education and a wide range of knowledge must take the course from all countries, but their promotion should be in the mother tongue.

India’s constitution adopted in 1950 as the official language of the country written in Devanagari script Hindi Article 343 of the 1950’s. Simultaneously both English and Hindi languages to the Government of India level were formally used. In 1949 adopted Hindi as the official language of India’s Constituent Assembly country. Every 1949 years on September 14 are Hindi Day.

The judicial perspective is not without Hindi relevance. Government examinations or office work Hindi would be redundant to attack imperative hindi language legal functioning of the importance of considering keeping Amity Law Institute, a third of Amity University under the auspices of 22 and 23 March 201 9 Amity national Hindi virtual court competition 201 9 (3rd Amity National Moot Court Competition -201 9) being the grand event. Competition suit personal laws of various religions to study the problem, the Indian Penal Code and other criminal laws can be read in the context Kasha that you sacrificed your efforts, all dedicated to the Hindi language from its successful participation in this academic sacrifice will.

Key Dates

  • Date of competition – 8 and 9 March 2019
  • Registration deadline – February 6, 2019
  • Smritika (Memorial) to submit the final date (hard copy and soft copy): February 18, 2019.
  • The deadline to resolve the competition concerns: 10 February 2019.

Registration fee –

? 3000 (With Accommodation)

Contact

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Delhi High Court: The Division Bench comprising of Hima Kohli and Rekha Palli, JJ., maintained the decision of a Single Judge in which it was decided “to award a Gold Medal to the respondent for his remarkable academic performance”, which was being denied by the appellant, i.e. Guru Gobin Singh Indraprastha University.

In the present case, the factual matrix of the case places the situation as the one in which Respondent 1, a student of Amity Law School affiliated with Guru Gobind Singh University was being denied from being awarded Gold Medal despite his obtaining the highest CPI. The basis on which the respondent was being denied Gold Medal was due to him falling sick during his 6th semester examinations. Respondent 1 had contracted chicken pox and therefore was advised not have physical contact with other people along with rest, due to which he was unable to appear for 2 examinations out 6. Respondent 1 had appeared for these 2 examinations in the year 2014 instead of 2013 along with his 8th semester examinations.

The learned Single Judge Bench had relied on the decision of  Supreme Court in Abhijit v. Government Medical College Aurangabad; 1981 SCC OnLine All 601 along with Rajasthan High Court’s Sovila Mathur v. Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University [MANU/RH/1631/2015]  and Punjab and Haryana High Court’s Rubinder Brar v. Punjab University, CITATION; for holding that the term “first attempt” has to be considered in light of the facts of each case and the respondent’s non-appearance in the said examination because of illness would not be a ground to impose a penalty on him or to hold that he had failed. Further, the decision of the Court was that the appellant/University should award a second gold medal to Respondent 1 and this lead to the filing of the present appeal.

The prime contention against the appellant was that the appellant/University has misconceived the term “first attempt” as the university has chosen to interpret it as including a situation where a student was compelled not to appear in an examination due to serious illness.

The High Court while analysing the various decisions of the Courts as relied on by the parties and the facts of the present case, concluded that the term “first attempt” unless defined specifically in the Regulations/Ordinance, has to necessarily take colour from the context in which it is used. Therefore, the Court stated that “Respondent 1 having been prevented due to unavoidable medical concerns ought not to be penalized or deprived of the fruits of his labour and well-deserved merit.”

No merit was found in the present appeal along with no infirmity in the impugned order. [Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University v. Abhinav Pandey,2018 SCC OnLine Del 11915, decided on 16-10-2018]

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Amity Law School, Noida is pleased to announce the Second Edition of the Amity National Alternative Dispute Resolution Tournament. In its first edition, this event was a composition of four competitions viz. Mediation-Arbitration Competition, Negotiation Competition, Client Counselling Competition and Arbitral Award Writing Competition. From our experiences from the first edition, we have decided to merge the Mediation-Arbitration Competition and the Arbitral Award Writing Competition. The effect of this change will be that the participant who will act as the arbitrator will also write an award after the proceedings. This will encourage a practical approach for the participants.

About the Tournament: The concept of Alternative Dispute Redressal (ADR) is that it provides a substitute to the conventional methods of resolving disputes. ADR offers to resolve various types of matters including civil, commercial, industrial and family etc., where litigation takes years to settle the disputes. ADR provides the parties with a channel to initiate a dialogue and reach the settlement  expeditiously and cost-effectively.
The Alternative Dispute Resdressal Tournament consists of the following competitions under its fold-

  • Mediation-Arbitration & Arbitral Award Writing Competition: The Med-Arb Competition is a hybrid of Mediation and Arbitration.  In the initial phase, the presiding neutral third-party acts as a mediator and coaches  (or) encourages the parties towards a settlement.  In the shadow of Med-Arb, the participants first,  try and resolve the dispute through mediation, failing which the parties adopt the process of arbitration. Further, this is for the first time that a participant will be writing the award after attending the proceedings. Till date, no Moot Court Competition or any Competition has come up with this concept.
  • Negotiation Competition: In Negotiation competition, each team shall consist of an attorney and a client who will negotiate with the differing party in the most adept manner. Here where two parties in a conflict or dispute reach a settlement between themselves that they can both agree on. Negotiations are reached through discussions made between the representatives of the parties without any involvement of the third party.
  • Client Counseling Competition: The competitors conduct an initial interview with a person playing the role of the client and then address both the client’s legal and non-legal issues in Client Counseling Competition.
Dates: 27th and 28th September, 2018
Venue: Amity Law School, I-Block, Noida, Sector- 125, U.P.
Objective: The main objective of the tournament is to explore the various aspects of dispute resolution, understand its intricacies and receive a more practical understanding of  the alternate methods of dispute settlement out of court, which will ultimately promote the various mechanisms of ADR. It seeks to encourage the students to bring out their latent talents, providing them with a learning experience and building their competitive spirit.
Cash prizes worth Rs. 65,000.
Registration: The registration fee is Rs. 1500 for each participant (Exclusive of Accommodation Fee which shall be Rs. 500 per participant). To register click here https://goo.gl/forms/0w42rDOh2om9tktE2
Registration Requirements: Documents- Registration form, Demand draft and Travel form.
Soft copy to be sent to adrt2018alsn@gmail.com latest by 4th September, 2018.
Registration fees must be sent via demand draft in favor of “Amity University, Uttar Pradesh”, payable at Noida.
Further, the required documents must be sent to (by post or courier) Dr. Aditya Tomer, Addl. Director, Amity Law School, I-3, 404, Amity University, Sector-125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh-201303.
View the Brochure here.
Important Dates:
Submissions Date
Last Date to Register on Google Link 01st September 2018
Last Date of Submission of Registration Form, DD and Travel Form (Soft copy) 04th September 2018
Last Date of Submission of Registration, Travel Form and DD (Hard copy) 10th September 2018
Release of Negotiation Problem for Preliminary Round 12th September 2018
Last date to seek clarification with respect to the Released Problem 15th September 2018
Release of Clarifications of Negotiation Problem 17th September 2018
Last date for submission of the Negotiation Simulation (Soft copy) 20th September 2018
Last date for submission of the Negotiation Simulation (Hard copy) 24th September 2018
For more details, contact:
Romsha Panwar- +91 8826608623
Vaibhav Garg- +91 9871805470
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About Nation and Nationalism: Amity Law School, Gurugram takes an initiative in the persuasion of revolution, through the 2nd National Essay Writing Competition on Nation and Nationalism, 2018 to invoke feelings of patriotism and to establish the fact that Indians are enthusiastic about the growth and development of our country, in spite of being disapproving of certain unnecessary regulations set by the government.

Our panel consists of learned and esteemed academicians who have years of experience as Senior Professors and Deans of various National Institutes of the country. The event is supported by Indian Lawyers Association.

Theme of the Essay: Nation and Nationalism

Sub-Themes

1. Religious Majoritarianism and Nationalism

2. Anti-National and Anti-government

3. Minority rights and Nationalism

4. Journalism – Is the Indian Media Anti-people?

5. Mobocracy

Eligibility: The Competition is open for all students or professionals pursuing/completed Undergraduate and Post Graduate courses in/from any recognized University across the country.

Registration

1. Fees: Rs. 400 for single authors and Rs. 500 for Co-authors.

2. Mode of Payment: Registration Fees should be paid online via Legal Bites Portal.

3. Single Author – Click Here

4. Co-Author – Click Here

5. A confirmation mail will be sent on approval of registration.

Important Dates

* Date of Release – 1st August 2018

* Last Date of Registration – 25th August 2018

* Last Date of Submission – 10th September 2018

* Announcement of Result – 20th September 2018

No submission will be accepted after the last date of submission.

Awards

* 1st Prize – Certificate of Excellence + Medal + Cash Prize

* 2nd Prize – Certificate of Excellence + Medal + Cash Prize

* 3rd Prize – Certificate of Excellence + Medal + Cash Prize

Shortlisted Essays will be published in our newsletter. Certificate of Participation will be given to all the participants.

Contact: For any further details or queries, please write to competitionals@gmail.com or call –

* Priya Kotwani +91 70428 61747

* Abhilasha Yadav +91 84475 55305

Click here to download the Brochure.