SICTA 2016

The compromis pertaining to the 1st Edition of the Competition was an eclectic brunch of elements from the mixed regime of international criminal law as well as international humanitarian law spreading across the aisle of developments that have taken place in these legal spheres through the panoramic vista of history. Right from the Nuremberg Trials of 1945, through the well collaborated UN MICT, to the recently proposed Chautauqua Blueprint of August 2013, efforts have been made to capture a wide variety of nuances inherent in the trial of individuals charged for committing international crimes. Moreover, special attention has been given to the procedure of the Trial Competition to encompass the uniqueness of the ICC as a Court whose genesis lies in the realm of common law, but one with maximum judges coming from civil law background. This includes making the procedure a robust combination of adversarial-inquisitorial system of adjudication wherein the Court while acting as a neutral judge, passionately ignites scholarship in the quest to uncover truth and lay down a record of the reality for posterity to make use of.

The Competition witnessed participation of 18 teams, wherein 13 top teams from India, selected through an invite-only process, and 5 International Law Schools including the coveted Sussex Law School, London and Kuwait International Law School competing against one another and being adjudged by top legal luminaries from the fraternity. The event was inaugurated by Hon’ble Mr. (Retd.) Justice J.A. Patil, Retd. Judge, Bombay High Court, Chairman, Adarsh Commission and Adv. Padma Prasad Hegde, Advocate, Karnataka High Court, Former Chairman, Karnataka State Bar Council.

Gracing us with their presence we have Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Jaichendren, Judge, Madras High Court and Justice Mohan Pieres, Former Chief Justice and Attorney General, Sri Lanka who will be adjudicating the finals of the Competition. Adorning the bench of the final rounds we also have Dr. Anna Marie Brennan, Consultant, Trial Chamber, International Criminal Court, The Hague who is a renowned expert in the field of international criminal law and an established academic at the Liverpool University.

Awards

S. No. Award Award Particular Awarded to College / University
1 SECOND BEST MEMORIAL Cash Prize Rs. 5,000/- + Trophy

LEXISNEXIS DELIVERABLE:

1. Human Rights in the World, (Indian Economy Reprint) (3 copies, one to each participant)

by Robertson & Merrills

Apurv Singh

Ashray Behura

Ashish Singh

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
2 BEST MEMORIAL Cash Prize Rs. 10,000/- + Trophy LEXISNEXIS DELIVERABLE:

1.Human Rights Handbook by YSR Murthy(3 Copies)

Akarshitha Yaji

Prasanth Nadaraj

Anisha Gupta

School Of Law, Christ University, Bangalore
3 THIRD BEST STUDENT ADVOCATE Certifcate Ryan Dawding

Prasanth Nadaraj

University Of Sussex

School Of Law, Christ University, Bangalore

4 SECOND BEST STUDENT ADVOCATE Cash Prize Rs. 5,000/- + Trophy

1.Human Rights in International Law, Basic Texts – 3rd Edn., by Council of Europe Publishing

Ujval Mohan Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
5 BEST STUDENT ADVOCATE Cash Prize Rs. 10,000/- + Trophy

LEXISNEXIS DELIVERABLE:

1. Art of a Lawyer -Cross Examination, Advocacy, Courtmanship, 11th Edn. 2014,  (1 Copy) by Malik Dr. B, C.J.

Tanishtha Vaid Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
6 SHRI P. V. RAMANAYYA MEMORIAL BEST PROSECUTOR AWARD Cash Prize Rs. 10,000/- + Trophy

LEXISNEXIS DELIVERABLE:

1.Art of a Lawyer – Cross Examination, Advocacy, Courtmanship, 11th Edn. 2014,  (1 Copy) by Malik Dr. B, C.J.

Prashanth Nadaraj School Of Law, Christ University, Bangalore
7 BEST STUDENT ADVOCATE FINAL ROUND Cash Prize Rs. 5,000/- + Trophy

LEXISNEXIS DELIVERABLE:

1.Experiments in Advocacy (A Colossus in the Courts of Justice) (1 Copy) by Dr. Kailas Nath Katju

Ashana Shah

 

Government Law College, Mumbai
8 BEST INTERNATIONAL TEAM Certificate + Trophy Ryan Dowding

Susana Raquel Silva Cardoso

Miss Leyla Benali

University of Sussex
9 SECOND RUNNER UP Cash Prize Rs. 10,000/- + Trophy

LEXISNEXIS DELIVERABLE:

1. Wharton’s Law Lexicon – With Exhaustive Reference to Indian Case Law. (167th Year of Publication) 16th Edn. with FREE CD(1 Copy)

2.International Humanitarian Law – An Anthology(3 Copies)

Md. Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan

Apurv Singh

Ashray Behura

Ashish Singh

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
10 FIRST RUNNER UP Cash Prize Rs. 25,000/- + Trophy

LEXISNEXIS DELIVERABLE:

Wharton’s Law Lexicon – With Exhaustive Reference to Indian Case Law. (167th Year of Publication) 16th Edn. with FREE CD(1 Copy)

International Humanitarian Law – An Anthology by Md. Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan 3 Copies)

3. LexisNexis Green Pen Drive (3 boxes to each)

 

Ujwal Mohan

Tanishta Vaid

Sudipta Purkayastha

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
11 WINNER Cash Prize Rs. 50,000/- + Trophy

LEXISNEXIS DELIVERABLE:

1.Encyclopaedic Law Dictionary with Legal Maxims, Latin Terms, Words & Phrases (Set of 4 Vols.)

2.Human Rights in International Law, Basic Texts – 3rd Edn., (3 copies, one to each participant)

3. LexisNexis Green Pen Drive (3 boxes to each)

4. One Year Lexis Nexis India Subscription

Janak Panicker

Ashana Shah

Masira Shaikh

Government Law College, Mumbai