The Juris En Conference on International Law, 2020 (JECIL 2020) By Internationalism : Feb 7th – Feb 9th

The Maiden Edition of The Juris En Conference on International Law, 2020 is an academic conference centered towards cogent and effective international law research and innovation under the Jurisprudential Entrepreneurship Project. The Conference is centered towards the post-modern and post-truth approaches to International Law and confers upon four themes:
  • International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Criminal Law: The Multidisciplinary Perspective
  • Law of Space, Satellites and Cyberspace
  • International Human Rights Law and Related Contemporary Issues
  • International Trade Law: The Modernist Perspectives
Our conference consists of different opportunities throughout the duration of 3 days of the conference. Here we introduce them one-by-one:
  • The Globalité Debates

The Globalité Debates is a new debate symposium that seeks to encourage quality debates between participants based on the papers submitted by them. This competitive symposium is a part of the Juris En Conference on International Law, 2020 – organized by Internationalism. The conference is to be held in New Delhi, India from 7 to 9 February 2020.

About the Debates

The debates are an inquisitive way to encourage learning and academic writing for social science students. It is a multi-type debate competitive symposium, where the debates between two participants, in the sense of conventional debating – is pursued in two forms – (a) the Academic Debates based on contending academic pieces, and (b) the British Parliamentary Debating format. The purpose of the Debate is to encourage a method of debating and learning via academic reasoning and innovation.

Key Rules*

Eligibility

  • Only Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students pursuing courses in social science can apply for the symposium.
  • Interested Applicants must be from recognized universities (in the case of India, it should be a UGC-recognized University). The competition is open globally.
  • Interested Applicants will have to submit a write-up on the topics/issues of International Law and Relations of the word limit, not more than 1000 words.
  • Applicants, whose write-ups are appreciated, shall be selected to participate in the Debates.

Rules for the Preliminary Rounds (Academic Symposium)

Selected participants shall participate in the Preliminary Rounds, which shall be organized on the first day of the Conference.

  • Every two participants in each simultaneous round shall be given a common issue related to International Law and its allied fields.
  • The issue will contain a synopsis of 100 words about the topic as a hint for the participant
  • One of them has to write in favor of the issue while the other against the same. This will be informed based on a draw of lots by the Organizing team of the Conference after selection
  • Every Preliminary Round organized simultaneously shall have an optimum duration of 15 minutes.
  • Each participant contending (for/against the issue they have received) shall be provided 5 minutes to contend their academic arguments in their submissions.
  • After both the sides have contended for their submissions, there shall be no rebuttal or sur-rebuttal allowed. The nature of the debate must be logically based on research. Rhetoric, political bias or irrationality shall not be allowed and is entitled as a ground of disqualification.
  • The last 5 minutes of the round shall be addressed by the jury to ask academic questions to the contending participants.
  • The Marking Scheme for the Debate Rounds is as follows:
    •  Knowledge of the issue – 20
    • Style of Presentation – 20
    • Organization & Clarity of Thought – 20
    • Professional Conduct & General Impression – 20
    • Application of Law & Logicality- 20

The total of the marks earned in the debate rounds (Debate Score) added with the Review Total constitutes the Final Marking Score for enlisting a rank allotment to the participants of the Preliminary Rounds to attain the final rankings.
● The winners of the simultaneous Preliminary Rounds shall be declared by the jury at the end of the first day of the Conference. All the winners shall be mailed a notification by the Coordinators of the Debates.
● Only the Final Marking Scores of the winners in the debate shall be taken into consideration for deciding the rank allotment. Based on the rank, the participants shall be selected for the Qualifying Rounds.

Rules for Writing Submissions

If you are selected to participate in the Debates, then you have to submit an academic piece to contend in the Preliminary Rounds.

  • The academic piece must be tenable enough with no or minimal plagiarism of no more than 15%.
  • The word strength of an academic piece has to be between 1,500-3,000 words.
  • The referencing style shall be OSCOLA, 4th edition.
  • The academic piece must have lucidity and clarity.
  • Font Size for Titles, Headings and Subheadings is 14 pt, for in-line text is 12 pt, and for footnotes is 10 pt.
  • All the Titles, Headings and Subheadings must be in Left-alignment, while the in-line text and the footnotes must bear justified alignment.
  • Academic pieces shall be assessed with the following marking scheme:
    • Adherence to Citation Format – 20
    • General Impression and Clarity of Thought – 20.
    • Use of Authorities (Legal) To Arguments & Application of Law-20
    • Grammatical Accuracy & Style of Presentation- 20
    • Reasoning and Originality – 20

The total of the marks attained via review of academic pieces (Review Total) shall be used only in the preliminary rounds.
● Those manuscripts submitted by participants registered for the Debates shall be considered for publication in De Novo, our Book of Essays or Globalitē, the Academic Blog and other partner publications after peer review after the Conference even if the participant has not qualified for the Qualifying Rounds.
● The Preliminary Rounds shall be contested during the conference and the winners in each of the competing rounds shall be decided by the rounds in which they are participatory.
● The Qualifying Rounds shall be judged on Debates between the participants, where only Top 16 participants, by ranking decided on the marks they attain shall qualify for the Semi-Quarterfinals.
● The marking to decide the rankings of the participants (Final Marking Score) shall be calculated by the score they have earned in the debate in the preliminary rounds from the jury (Debate Score) added by the markings given by the peer review committee on the submissions contending (Review Total).

The Final Marking Score shall decide the case for selection for the Qualifying Rounds.

The Qualifying Rounds (British Parliamentary Debate Symposium)

  • Every Qualifying Round organized simultaneously shall have an optimum duration of 30 minutes. 
  • After the Preliminary Rounds are completed, the participants shall be allotted into 2-people participant teams.
  • Each participant team contending (for/against the common contention) shall be provided 15 minutes to contend their academic arguments in their submissions. Each participant shall be allotted 10 minutes each for contending, with the 5 minutes for the rebuttal/sur-rebuttal(s) respectively.
  • The Qualifying participants shall be provided 2 topics on the end of the 1st day and they have to prepare for the next day. the further qualifiers would be provided with their topics at the end of the 2nd day of the Conference. For simultaneous qualifiers on the 2nd day – the topics will be given with a preparation time of 1 hour.
  • The nature of the debate must be logically based on research. Rhetoric, political bias or irrationality shall not be allowed and is entitled as a ground of disqualification.
  • The Marking Scheme for the Qualifying Rounds is as follows: 
    • Knowledge of the issue – 20
    • Style of Presentation – 20
    • Organization & Clarity of Thought – 20
    • Professional Conduct & General Impression – 20
    • Application of Law & Logicality- 20
  • The winners of the simultaneous Qualifying Rounds shall be declared by the jury at the end of the second day of the Conference. All the winners shall be mailed a notification by the Coordinators of the Debates.
  • Each qualifying participant team shall be given a different side in a different qualifying round.

*Please note: Rules are subject to reasonable change, wherein such a change is reserved by the Secretariat of The Juris En Conference on International Law, 2020. Participants are recommended to refer the changes in the rules. 

Important Dates (Please note: the dates available at the Conference Website are final. The dates available at Dare2Compete do not reflect the real dates, so please refer the dates at internationalism.in/jecil)

  • 15 Oct’19, 11:59 PM IST – Registration Deadline
  • 30 Oct’19, 11:59 PM IST – Deadline for Write-up
  • 6 Nov 19 – Intimation of Selection for Participation in Preliminary Rounds
  • 15 Dec’19, 12:00 AM IST  – Deadline for Submission of Piece for Preliminary Rounds

Register at https://www.d2c.pw/84004.

  • The World In You Panel Discussions

The World In You Panel Discussions are some of the most lucrative, innovative and unexpected panel discussions, covering the agenda of modernist approaches to International Law in an all-comprehensive way. The Discussions contains panellists from multidisciplinary studies and International Law, to deliberate and formulate some solutions on the striking problems we face today. Join and come as a General Delegate and attend workshop(s) and panels throughout the conference. Register at https://www.internationalism.in/jecil.

  • Keynote Lectures (as a part of Track Presentations)
Our themes of the Conference encumber the modern approach-related sub-themes in view of the current scenario and development of International Law and Relations as a potential reality. Our themes in focus are:

  • International Humanitarian Law & International Criminal Law: The Multidisciplinary Perspective
  • Law of Space, Satellites and Cyberspace
  • International Human Rights Law and Related Contemporary Issues
  • International Trade Law: The Modernist Perspectives

It will be a pleasure for us to announce that we intend to publish reflective and innovative keynotes related to the themes we have opted for the Conference.

We hope for a fruitful and encouraging participation of the global academic community for better reformative approach in the legal research industry in India.

GUIDELINES

The proposal must be of no more than 1,000 words.

The lecture in text length must not exceed or concede out of the range of 5,000-10,000 words.

All references should be done in the format of in-text citations following the ISO 690:1987 (First Element & Date) standard. No references are allowed whether in the format of endnotes or footnotes. However, footnotes providing further information or subjective notes are allowed. Check out the format of the paper for use here [Link to the paper format: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GQLOYK4AmOvOSGuzaiZMmhNTiaIb3GBW/view?usp=sharing ].

Expect accurate plagiarism checking measures. Submissions will be scrutinized for plagiarism of words, ideas, writings, information, illustration, graphic representations, printed and electronic materials, and any other original work. The correct citation is essential.

The lectures reviewed and approved by the Peer Review Committee will be published in our upcoming Proceedings of the Conference with an ISBN. The proceedings shall be available on EasyChair and in other possible forms and forums. The team will be in process of attainment of adequate recognition standards for the papers published, for which, we will contact you and intimate shortly.

DEADLINES

15 October 2019 – Proposals

Mail your proposals with your CV at:

[email protected]gmail.com or [email protected]co.in

  • The University Ambassadors Programme
Be a part of the League of University Ambassadors. The purpose of the Juris En Project is to encourage a community of academicians and entrepreneurs to think and provide innovative solutions and contributions to the contemporary world of international law and innovation. The Ambassadors programme is open for faculty members only.
Benefits:

  • Invitation to join the National/International Legal Innovation Advisory of Internationalism;
  • Every publication except books shall be free of cost with us (it does not include indexing and repository costs);
  • Free collaboration opportunity to communicate and work, lead and instrument sub-projects related to Legal Innovation;
  • Entries and Participation in Conferences and Events after JECIL 2020 with discounted cost;
  • Cooperative Social Innovation as a special opportunity;
  • Collaborative Opportunities under Internationalism;
Please mail us your request at [email protected]gmail.com or [email protected]co.in for the University Ambassadors Programme.
Payment Details
The payment details for all our sub-events are available at the Conference Website.
 

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