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About the University:

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab was established by an enactment of the State Legislature of Punjab (Act No. 12 of 2006).
The University saw light of the day in a Heritage building, situated in the heart of the town, known as Mohindra Kothi. This complex incidentally was also a court complex during the erstwhile rulers of Patiala.

The university was relocated in the present campus, in the back drop of lush green fields; which is a sprawling 50 acres; and is a zenith in architectural and technological innovation and vision, conforming to the twenty first century academic requirements of a professional institute.

Not only the infrastructure, the university in the last twelve years has created a niche amongst the top institutes, leave alone the law schools. It has been successful in imparting the best legal education and developing the overall personality of the students.

About Conference:

New age Information and Knowledge Centers’ are struggling with conflicts over surveillance, secrecy and protection of intellectual freedom in the new paradigm shift which is privacy centric.

For effective digital transformation implementation, it is important it should be inclusive, coherent and a holistic approach towards digital rights policy proficient with meteoric pace of changes.

Digital preservation is a formal endeavour to ensure that digital information of continuing value remains accessible and usable. It combines with three commissions together and integrates such as Policies, Strategies and Actions to fortify access to reformatted and born digital content.

The paper submitted must not have been previously published or presented elsewhere. The Programme Committee will have the right to edit the papers.

Selected papers will be published in the proceedings. The selected papers will be published as edited book with ISBN number in print or digital format. Paper may be submitted in co-authorship.

However, it is mandatory to register at-least one author of the paper who wish to present paper. The paper may be submitted to papericdt2019@rgnul.ac.inicdt2019@rgnul.ac.in before 30th June 2019.

Registration:

The University facilitates best hospitality including meals, conference kits and other educational material to its delegates. The fee excluding accommodation and stay charges for two categories of delegates are as under:

International :

  • For Students and Research Scholars : $ 55
  • Delegates : $ 65

Indian :

  • For Students and Research Scholars : 1000/-
  • Delegates : 2500/-

Early Bird Registration (from 10st February 2019 to 31st May 2019):

  • For Students and Research Scholars : $ 50
  • Delegates : $ 50

Indian :

  • For Students and Research Scholars : 800/-Delegates : 2000/-

The registration may be submitted in the form of DD in favour of Registrar, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab payable at Patiala to Organizing Secretary, ICDT-2019, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Sidhuwal, Bhadson Road, Patiala-147006, Punjab.

Important Dates for Call for Paper:

1. Call for Papers opens: 10 February 2019.

2. Call for Papers ends :30 June 2019.

3. Notification of Acceptance : 10 July 2019.

4. Last Date of Registration : 20 August 2019.

Contact info:

Dr. Arjun: Organizing Secretary.
M:9779911522, Ph.0175-2391314
www.icdt2019.webs.com, E-mail: icdt2019@rgnul.ac.in
For Publication  : papericdt2019@rgnul.ac.in
For Registration :registrationicdt2019@rgnul.ac.in
For Accommodation : accommodationicdt2019@rgnul.ac.in

 Click HERE to the website.

Fore more details, refer ICDT-Call-for-Paper-2019

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The Editorial Board of the RSRR invites submissions for the RSRR Blog Series on the theme “Regulating the E-Commerce Sector in India: A Work In Progress”

Background

The exponential growth of e-commerce as a mode of conducting business raises a number of regulatory issues and legal questions. Over the past few years, the digital economy has seen a significant increase in the number of e-commerce transactions. With the unprecedented growth of the online retail sector, the need to have an adequate policy to govern it has arisen. The need for such a policy led to contemplations on the Draft E-Commerce Policy of 2018 (“Policy”).

The Policy aims to fill the legal vacuum pertaining to the E-commerce sector and bring certainty regarding the legal requirements and factors that the E-Commerce sector has to keep in mind. It aims at creating a level playing field to ensure fair competition for online marketplaces with respect to brick-and-mortar retailers. To regulate the online marketplace the Policy addresses multiple issues/topics vis-à-vis e-commerce including consumer protection, data localization, competition-distorting M&A etc.

In 2019, certain new FDI Rules issued by Department of Industrial Policy and Planning (DIPP) have been introduced which have barred online marketplaces, with foreign investments, from selling products from sellers in which the online marketplaces hold a stake. The Rules inter-alia prevents the exclusive sale of a product on a particular online marketplace. These rules have stirred the market and concretized the dire need to have a stable regulatory framework to regulate e-commerce in India. The instant series aims to facilitate discussion on the comprehensive legislation and regulation for the e-commerce sector in India.

Sub-Themes
  • Anti-Competitive Practices in the E-Commerce sector w.r.t the Brick & Mortar retailers;
  • Issues around Taxability of E-Commerce transaction;
  • Consumer Protection: Grievance Redressal Mechanism under Indian Laws;
  • Content Regulations on E-Commerce platforms;
  • Draft E-commerce Policy 2018: An Analysis;
  • The Intellectual Property Debate related to E-Commerce;
  • Standard Contracts of E-Commerce vis a vis Indian Laws;
  • Liabilities under E-Commerce transactions
  • FDI policies related to E-Commerce;
  • Curbing the menace of frauds in E-Commerce transactions;
  • Consent Requirement: contractual freedom in E-Commerce sector.

The submissions are, however, not restricted to the aforesaid sub themes, provided they fall within the ambit of the main theme.

Instructions for Authors
  • All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, spacing 1.5.
  • All endnotes should be in Garamond 10, single-spaced.
  • Margins: Left 1.5 Inch, Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch.
  • Word Limit for each post is a maximum of 1500 words (Exclusive of endnotes).
  • Please ensure inclusion of endnotes instead of footnotes. A uniform style of Citation is necessary for acceptance.
  • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format.
Submission Guidelines and Procedure
  • All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, spacing 1.5.
  • All endnotes should be in Garamond 10, single-spaced.
  • Margins: Left 1.5 Inch, Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch.
  • Word Limit for each post is a maximum of 1500 words (exclusive of endnotes).
  • Please ensure inclusion of endnotes instead of footnotes. A uniform style of citation is necessary for acceptance.
  • The manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number, and e-mail for future reference. [Participants are requested to not put their name anywhere in the main manuscript]
  • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format.
  • The manuscripts must be e-mailed to submissionsrslr@rgnul.ac.in
  • The subject should be titled “Submission for RSRR Blog Series Issue”.
  • All selected entries shall be published on the RSRR Blog Series.
  • E-certificates will be awarded to the authors of each published blog.
  • Co-authorship of maximum of 2 is permitted.
  • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or views stated in the submitted Manuscript.
  • In the case of gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted manuscript, the manuscript shall be subject to rejection.
  • Copyright of all blog posts shall remain with RSRR. All Moral Rights shall vest with the author.
Deadline

The last date of submission is March 15, 2019.

Contact

In the case of any query, contact at submissionsrslr@rgnul.ac.in.

Furthermore, the following people can be contacted:

Managing Editor- Yavanika Shah (9872466478)

Executive Editors- Aryan Babele (9926041054)

Shrey Nautiyal (7988767598)

Law School NewsMoot Court Announcements

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab is organising the 8th RGNUL National Moot Court Competition, 2019 from 29th March-31st March, 2019 at the campus building of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, Sidhuwal, Bhadson Road, Patiala-147001, Punjab. This year’s moot proposition is based upon the principles of Constitutional Law & Criminal Law and the knowledge and skills of the participants shall be tested by the Hon’ble judges and practicing advocates of the various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.

Eligibility

The participants should be enrolled in a five/three year law course from a recognized University in India. The team shall comprise of 3 (2 speakers + 1 researcher) or 2 (both speakers) members. However, in case of a 2 member team, none of the speakers shall be allowed to appear in the Researcher Test.

Registration Procedure

The teams shall register for the competition by sending soft copy of the completely filled registration form (Annexure-I of the Competition Rules) to mootcommittee@rgnul.ac.in

Fees Details

The participating teams have to pay a registration fees of INR 5,000/-via a payment link that shall be forwarded to the teams after they complete their registration.

Important Dates

Deadline for registration (Soft Copy): 15th February, 2019 by 05:00 p.m.
Deadline for registration (Hard Copy): 20th February, 2019 by 05:00 p.m.
Deadline for seeking clarifications: 25th February, 2019.
Deadline for memorial submission (Soft Copy): 15th March, 2019 by 05:00 p.m.
Dates of the competition: 29th March – 31st March, 2019.

Prizes
  • Best Team: INR 20,000/-
  • Runners Up: INR 15,000/-
  • Best Speaker: INR 5,000/-
  • Best Memorial: INR 5,000/-
  • Best Researcher: INR 5,000/-
Contact
  • Kshitij Pawar (Student Convener): +91-9806329369
  • Shruti Tandon (Deputy Student Convener): +91-8860951750
  • Sahil Sharma (Deputy Student Convener): +91-9915404103

For any other queries, kindly send an email at mootcommittee@rgnul.ac.in.

Please find the required attachment of moot proposition and competition rules.

Moot Proposition

Moot Competition Rules

Case Briefs

Prof. (Dr.) Naresh Kumar Vats, joined as Professor of Law at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (Patiala) on December 22, 2018 and Registrar with effect from January 01, 2019.

Prior to joining at RGNUL, Punjab Professor Vats has worked as Head of Department of Law; Founder Chairman CPGLS; Head-Center of IPR; and Proctor.

Professor Vats has been teaching Intellectual Property Laws, Family Law, Commercial Arbitration Mechanism and Cyber Law at Undergraduate and Post-Graduate course at Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur as Professor. He also served as Associate Professor of Law at National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam and BGC Trust University Bangladesh, Chittagong-Bangladesh and as Assistant Professor of Law at Institute of Law, Kurukshetra University.

He has delivered many Special Lectures on Taxation and Business Law in MBA course and Refresher Course in Kurukshetra University. He is the editor of various books and law journals. He has also acted as Co-organizing Secretary of National Seminar and campus of Rural Lok Adalat and Legal Aid Clinic, Coordinator of WIPO-India Summer School 2017 between WIPO-Geneva, RGNIIPM, Nagpur and MNLU, Nagpur, and will be hosting WIPO-India Summer School 2018 in the Month of July 2018.

Call For PapersLaw School News

Theme: “Metamorphosis: From An Extensive To An Evolutionary Constitution”

The concept of Transformative Constitutionalism materializes at two levels. On one level, Transformative Constitutionalism facilitates the idea that the Grundnorm of the land itself is an evolving document. And this transformation is brought about either by an enactment amending the Constitution according to the needs and exigencies of the milieu, or by a new interpretation given to the letter of the Constitution by the courts in order to bring it in conformity with its spirit. On another level, this transformative document becomes a catalyst of societal change. It induces a change in the social and political institutions of a country towards a democratic, participatory and egalitarian direction.

The RSRR Journal invites papers for Volume 5 Issue 1 from academicians, practitioners, legal luminaries and students on the topic “Metamorphosis: From An Extensive To An Evolutionary Constitution”. A proposal on the said topic has been prepared by the Editorial Board of RSRR as attached with the mail.

Submission Categories

The RSRR invites papers under the following categories:

  • Articles (5,000 to 10,000 words)
  • Short Notes (3,000 to 8,000 words)
  • Case Comments (3,000 to 5,000 words)
  • Normative Law Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words)

Articles: A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues related to the theme of the Journal. The word limit for articles is between 5,000 to 10,000 words.

Short Notes: These should contain brief, terse and pointed arguments revolving around a specific, current issue or an issue of importance which may have not received due research. The word limit for short notes is between 3,000 to 8,000 words.

Case Comments: An academic writing that analyses or is a critique of a recent case. The word limit for commentaries is between 3,000 to 5,000 words.

Normative Law Articles: The Law Review will explore the opinion of students relating to the specific legislations involved in the theme of the Journal. It seeks to bring out a student’s view on how a particular Legislation or Legislative Provision should have been drafted to bring out clarity into the law. The article must first state briefly the Legislation/Legislative provision and then suggest what changes can be adopted in it. Should you have reason to believe that the particular legislation requires some amendments, you are welcome to DRAFT and/or AMEND the provisions or you can re-draft the entire law if so, be the requirement. Arguments must be logical and can take into account aspects such as Sociological, Political, and Economic implications of the law. Word Limit shall not exceed 5,000 words.

Instructions for Authors

  • All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, Spacing 1.5.
  • All footnotes should be in Garamond 10, single-spaced and should conform to the Standard Indian Legal Citation. (Get your free copy from http://www.silcmanual.org/ormail at rslr@rgnul.ac.in).
  • Margins: Left 1.5 Inch and Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch.
  • All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.
  • Co-authorship is allowed up to 2 authors.
  • All submissions must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 10% of the word limit subject to a maximum of 200-250 words.
  • The paper should be accompanied with a covering letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number and e-mail for future reference.
  • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format only.
  • The papers must be e-mailed at submissionsrslr@rgnul.ac.in, with the subject “Submission for Volume 5 Issue 1 – Type of Submission (Article/Short Note/Case Comment/Normative Law Articles)”.
  • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or views stated in the submitted paper. In case of any gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted paper, the Manuscript shall be subject to rejection.

Submission Deadline

The Last Date for submissions is 10th February, 2019 by 11:59 P.M. (Indian Standard Time).

Copyright

The RSRR Journal shall retain all the copyrights arising out of any publications and only the moral rights will vest with the author.

Contact

For more details about the RSRR, visit www.rsrr.in.

For any further queries, you can contact the Editorial Board at rslr@rgnul.ac.in.

Contact Us:

For any queries contact at rslr@rgnul.ac.in

The following people can be contacted:

Managing Editor: Yavanika Shah (9872466478)

Executive Editors: Aryan Babele (9926041054), Shrey Nautiyal (7988767598)

For more details, click HERE

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The Editorial Board of the RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review (RFMLR) invites blog posts from legal practitioners, academicians, research fellows, undergraduate students, postgraduate students, etc., on any theme related to “Financial & Mercantile Laws” for RFMLR Sidebar.

About the Review

RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review was set up as an academic initiative to promote research and debate in areas of financial and economic law. The review looks to understand the legal paradigm prevalent in India and South East Asia and how it affects finance and other cross border mercantile activities.

The journal aims at giving the opportunity to legal academia, research scholars, legal practitioners and students to publish work that is at the cutting edge of doctrinal, theoretical and empirical research.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. The Co-authorship shall be limited to maximum of two authors.
  2. All submissions must be in Times New Roman, font size 12, Spacing 1.5.
  3. Please ensure inclusion of endnotes instead of footnotes. All endnotes shall be in Times New Roman 10 single-spaced.
  4. Word Limit for each submission shall be between 1000 to 1300 Words (Exclusive of Endnotes).
  5. The submission should be accompanied with a covering letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number and e-mail for future reference.
  6. All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format.
  7. All selected entries will be published on the RFMLR Sidebar HERE
  8. A certificate of appreciation shall be given to authors who have a minimum of 3 entries published in the sidebar.
  9. The submission must be original, unpublished and an outcome of the author’s own efforts. In case of any plagiarism found in the contents of submission, the entry shall be rejected.
  10. The authors by submitting their entry would be deemed to have divested the copyright to RFMLR, however, all moral rights shall remain with the author(s).

Citation Format

The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (20th Ed.). All footnotes must be in Times New Roman, size 10, single-spacing and justified.

Submission Deadline

All submissions must be e-mailed to rfmlr@rgnul.ac.in with the subject “Submission for RFMLR Sidebar” and they must be e-mailed latest by 15th January, 2019.

Contact Details

For any queries, please contact the Editorial Board at rfmlr@rgnul.ac.in

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GUEST ARTICLES

The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015: Making India an Arbitration Friendly Seat

Shubham Kaushal & Vijay Purohit ………………………………………………… 1

 

ARTICLES

Enforcing Multilateral Trade Obligations via Umbrella Clauses in Investor-State Arbitration– How Do BITs Fare?

Vishakha Choudhary and Noyanika Batta ………………………………….. 23

 

Scope of MFN Clause in BITs — Changing Paradigms

Mandavi Mehrotra & Aavieral Malik ………………………………………….. 42

 

SHORT NOTE

Adversarial Process Problems: The Need for Mediation as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism

Anirudh. R …………………………………………………………………………………….. 53

 

CASE COMMENTS

Eros International Media Limited v. Telemax Links India Private Limited — A Step Ahead?

Vidhi K. Tiwari & Suman Shetty …………………………………………………… 63

 

Rick v. Brandsema — Lessons in Family Mediation where Spouse is Mentally Unstable

Mayank Samuel …………………………………………………………………………….. 74

 

 

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