1st RGNUL Arbitration Essay Writing Competition 2022: Submit by May 26! 

1st RGNUL Arbitration Essay Writing Competition 2022: Submit by May 26! 

About ADC, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 

The Australian Disputes Centre, Sydney is an independent, not for-profit company dedicated to advancing the interests of commercial entities, governments, communities and individuals through timely, cost-efficient and private dispute resolution. 

About RGNUL, Punjab 

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006). The Act incorporated a University of Law of national stature in Punjab, thereby fulfilling the need for a Centre of Excellence in legal education in the modern era of globalization and liberalization. 

About CADR, RGNUL PUNJAB 

The Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) at RGNUL has been established to promote students’ and researchers’ interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution constituting of dispute resolution methods like Arbitration, Negotiation, Mediation and Conciliation and it aims to promote and develop ADR as a vehicle for socioeconomic and political justice. The ultimate objective of the Centre is to strengthen the ADR mechanism in the country by emerging as a platform for students to further their interest in the field. A strong team of teachers and students is working towards achieving this end.

Dates

Opening of Registration – 07 May 2022
Last date to submit the Final Draft (submit here  CLICK HERE) – 25 May 2022
Tentative Declaration of Results- 25 June 2022

Format

In order to participate in the Competition, participants must submit a final draft which must be between 1500 and 2500 words, on the themes mentioned below.The entries will then be reviewed by the Editorial Board, which will declare the results in consultation with the Australian Disputes Centre. Co-Authorship is allowed (2 authors maximum)Citation Format: Bluebook (21st Edn.).

Prizes

Top 3 rankers to be provided with an opportunity to intern (online) with the Australian Disputes Centre, Sydney for a period of 6 weeks.Top 10 entries will be considered for publication on the CADR website under the category of ‘Honorable Mention.’Certificate of Merit to top 3 entries under various themes.Participation Certificates (Digital) to all the participants.

Themes

(The list is non-exhaustive in nature; students are free to choose any other allied topic related to the broad themes of Investment or Commercial Arbitration):

  • Investment Arbitration Commercial Arbitral Awards as Investments in Investment Treaty Arbitrations.
  • State-Owned Enterprises as Claimants in Investment Treaty Arbitrations.
  • Participation of Amicus Curiae in Investment Treaty Arbitrations:
  • Ability to raise extra-jurisdictional issues vis-à-vis public interest
  • Confidentiality concerns
  • Commercial ArbitrationDomestic Commercial ArbitrationUnilateral Appointment of Arbitrators: Party Autonomy v. Equity
  • Challenges to unilateral appointments after active participation in proceedings
  • Hybridization of the UNCITRAL rules into practical institutional models and the road ahead.
  • International Commercial ArbitrationDispute Resolution Clauses as Practices and Usages: An analysis in the
  • context of the CISG and the Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts.
  • The intersection of CISG and Arbitration Agreements: A holistic understanding
  • Should the law of Seat be preferred over CISG for the formation of arbitration agreements?
  • Conflicts between Arbitration Statutes and CISG

Contact Us

For any queries, please email us at submissions.cadr@rgnul.ac.in or contact the following individuals
Kabir Chaturvedi – +91 9148905381
Ms. Ananya Singh – +91 9013306090
Mr. Jotsaroop Singh – +91 9958854523

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