ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
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.
The University has been ranked among the top 10 law schools in India in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The University has been adjudged as cleanest amongst Government residential universities in the category of Government institutions in Swacch Campus Ranking, 2019 conducted by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
ABOUT THE CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND VICTIMOLOGY, RGNUL (CCV-RGNUL)
Keeping in view the broad policy of RGNUL to promote research in the field of law, the Centre for Criminology, Criminal Justice and Victimology (CCV) has been purposefully established under the able leadership of Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai, Vice-Chancellor, RGNUL, to provide critical and necessitated focus towards fostering the objective of carrying fundamental and applied research on the evolving aspects of transformative criminal justice system including the dimensions of victimology and criminology as particular areas of interest.
The Centre understands and caters the progressive and dynamic nature of the developing criminal jurisprudence in India and across the world and therefore, firmly intends to conceptualize pro- victim research, training, policy analysis and consultancy with specifically prioritizing the aspect of interdisciplinary approach while fulfilling the desired goals. The Centre is uniquely determined to examine, express, elucidate and expedite the systematic delivery and efficient redressal of the rights of the victim within the comprehensive criminal justice system in India so as to mitigate the hardships faced by the victims.
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Rajiv Gandhi National University of law, Punjab’s Centre for Criminology, Criminal justice and Victimology (CCV) is hosting its 1st RGNUL-CCV Legislation Drafting Competition, 2021. This competition provides a platform where the best minds can come forward and critically utilize this opportunity of curating and drafting the legislative bills whereby experiencing the nuances of framing the law with the aim of encouraging the students towards the process of law making and governance.
The objective of the competition is to provide a platform to the brilliant minds to undertake analytical research of laws related in different jurisdictions and to come up with intellectually- driven provisions that can be implemented within the Indian framework. Legislative drafting helps individuals to enhance their knowledge, implementation and interpretation of the law and nurtures their ability to identify the current challenges in laws and suggest solutions. The competition seeks to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and experience & invites law students and legal practitioners to draft legislations.
TOPIC FOR THE COMPETITION
Participants have to draft a legislation titled “Victims of Crime (Rights, Protection & Assistance) Bill.”
As the scope of Victimology has been shifted from victim precipitation to protecting the rights of victim, there is a need for specific law in India that can comprehensively deals with the rights of victim. Time and again Supreme Court of India as well as Law Commission of India has recommended to have a particular legislation that can be implemented in an efficient manner that shall contribute to a having a victim sensitive criminal justice system so as to provide a mechanism where victims the safety of victim and its rights are protected and that victims is provided necessary assistance in all means.
Through this competition, the Centre seeks to create awareness of having a proper legislation that is dedicated to promote and protect the rights and ensure proper safeguards to a victim. The Centre aims that through this competition, a solution can be found that can help in providing assistance and protection to the victims at every stage of investigation, trial, and post-trial within the Indian criminal justice system.
Bill that is to be drafted should inculcate those aspects that particularly deal with the rights, protection and assistance of a victim and each of the provisions should cover the operational and the procedural part with elaborative details on the extent of the Bill to show which all crime victims are covered within its ambit. The Bill should also cover those provisions that the drafters find incidental or ancillary to the topic of the Bill and thinks that certain provisions should come under the main theme of the competition.
The Competition is open to all law students pursuing LLM or LLB. (3-Year or 5-Year course from a recognized university within the territory of India).
Participants may register as individual or in a team of two.
There is no restriction on the number of entries from any college or university. Multiple teams can participate from a single university.
FORMAT OF DRAFT LEGISLATION
1. The Long Title
2. The Preamble
3. The Enacting Clause
4. The Short Title
5. Extent and Commencement Clause
7. The Operative Section
8. Procedural Provisions
9. Penalties and Offences (if required)
10. Provisions regarding Delegated Legislation (if any)
11. Repealing and saving clauses (if any)
12. Miscellaneous provisions
Registration Starts : 15th October, 2021
Registration Ends : 10th November, 2021
Last Date to Seek Clarifications : 15th November, 2021
Release of Clarifications : 20th November, 2021
Release of Team Codes : 22nd November, 2021
Submission Date : 30st November, 2021
Result Declaration : 20th December, 2021
1. The Draft shall be in English language only.
2. The Draft shall not exceed more than 25 pages, excluding the cover page. 2 marks shall be deducted as penalty for each page exceeding the page limit.
3. The Draft should not reveal the identity of participants, in any manner whatsoever. For submission only the team code provided by organizers should be mentioned as mark of identity.
4. Formatting –
a) Font Style – Times New Roman
b) Font Size – 12
c) Line Spacing – 1.5
d) Alignment – Justified
e) Paragraph Spacing – 0 pt. before and after
f) Margin – One inch margin on all sides.
5. The Content of the legislature drafted should be original and not plagiarized (15% limit) or there shall be deduction of 1 mark each for every percent or can lead to disqualification. The decision of organizers shall be final.
6. Submission shall be made in .doc or .docx and .pdf formats. No other format would be considered and will directly lead to disqualification.
7. Teams are requested to send their soft-copies on or before the provided date on the given subject matter only.
8. The Submission must be made with the subject “SUBMISSION FOR LEGISLATIVE COMPETITION (Team Code-XX)” at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Submission after the given deadline would attract deduction of 1 mark for each hour.
10. Clarifications shall be sent to email@example.com with the subject “CLARIFICATIONS FOR LEGISLATIVE COMPETITION: TEAM CODE-XX”.
Participants shall register themselves for the competition by submitting the following:
All participants will receive a participation certificate which shall be sent by the organizers to the respective colleges on the official address provided or through the provided E-mail IDs.
Winners would be receiving cash prize in the following manner:
The Best Team - ₹ 5,000
The Runner Up- ₹ 3,000
The Second Runner Up - ₹ 2,000
For any further queries, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “QUERY FOR LEGISLATION DRAFTING COMPETITION” or contact student coordinators.