Center for Social Development, Hyderabad is organizing the 1st K. G. Kannabiran National Moot on Transformative Constitutionalism on August 30-31 2014.
The transformative potential of the constitution and its uses as a tool for social transformation was at the heart of K.G. Kannabiran’s work. Through fifty years in legal practice – in courts of original jurisdiction and constitutional courts; in criminal courts, civil courts, as a lawyer for labour rights; as legal counsel for companies and employers; and as an unparalleled civil liberties advocate who defined the field of civil and political rights in the country in the constitutional era, K. G. Kannabiran (1929-2010) crafted the field of transformative constitutionalism through his life and his work.
The Council for Social Development was set up by another untiring fighter for the Constitution, the legendary Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh. An active participant in the freedom struggle, she was a member of the Constituent Assembly, and was single handedly responsible for foregrounding social development and social work as a necessary component of constitutional justice.
Developing a constitutional practitioner’s toolbox of a different kind, Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh saw institution building as necessary for creating capabilities and providing support to people from vulnerable communities, especially women and children.
It is from this rich vantage point that the Council for Social Development is organizing the KG Kannabiran National Moot on Transformative Constitutionalism with the focus in the first year on Adivasi Rights. The competition will be held at Council for Social Development, Hyderabad from August 30-31, 2014.
The Law Schools/ Law Faculties/ Law Departments are invited to register themselves by sending an email to [email protected] by 21stJuly, 2014 in order to confirm their participation.
RULES OF THE COMPETITION
1. THEME AND DATE
The problem for the 1st KG Kannabiran National Moot on Transformative Constitutionalism- 2014 is based on adivasi issues.
Ms. Kriti Sharma, Legal Researcher, CSD shall be the National Coordinator of the Moot.
The Competition shall be conducted in the English language only.
The Competition is open for students pursuing three or five year LL.B. Degree Course from any recognized Law College/University subject to fulfillment of the registration formalities. Students pursuing an LL.M. Degree Course are not eligible to participate.
4. TEAM COMPOSITION
4.1 Each team shall consist of a minimum of three members.
4.2 Every team shall consist of a minimum of two speakers and one researcher.
4.3 The researcher shall be allowed to argue instead of a speaker only with the permission of
the Court and the National Coordinator, in case of a medical emergency or other such
1 Institutions must register by sending an email to [email protected] by July 21, 2014. Teams from each participating institution are also required to send a scanned copy of their duly filled-in Registration Form in the same email.
Each college must ensure that the subject of the mail reads “Registration for the 1st KG Kannabiran National Moot on Transformative Constitutionalism- 2014.”No mail for registration and Registration Form received after the deadline shall be considered for registration.
5.2 Teams which confirm their participation as per Rule 5.1 will be provided with a Team
Code which will be intimated to them via email.
5.3 Teams will be formally registered upon arrival at the Council for Social Development on
August 29, 2014 in the evening at 4:00 P.M. Formal Registration requires the submission of the hard copy of a filled-in Registration Form, the scanned copy of which is required to be sent as per Rule 5.1, and payment of the registration fee of Rs. five hundred per team in cash. The details provided at formal registration will be final for the purposes of certification of participation and awards.
1. Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh Award for Winning Team: The Winning Team will
receive a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 15,000/-
2. Dr. C.D. Deshmukh Award for Runner-Up Team: The Runner-Up team will receive
a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/-
3. Komuram Bhim Award for Best Memorial: The team with the Best Memorial will
receive a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-
4. Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Award for Best Speaker: The Best Speaker
will receive a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-
5. Dakshayani Velayudhan Award for Best Researcher: The Best Researcher will
receive a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-
6. Certificates will be provided to the team with the Second Best Memorial, Second Best
Speaker and Second Best Researcher. In addition to the above, a Certificate of
Participation will be awarded to all the participants.
7. Top eight teams will be selected for Adivasi Rights and Advocacy Workshop, to be
conducted at Council for Social Development, Hyderabad by eminent lawyers and
academicians from across the country working on various Adivasi issues.
In case of any queries or clarifications regarding the competition fee l free to drop a mail
at [email protected] or contact the following:
Kriti Sharma: +91 7702938777
Anjali Rawat: +91 8106045743
For further Details as well as the Moot Problem click HERE.