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House Of Commons

ABOUT THE EVENT

  • Team size 3

Discuss the implications and amendments required in important legal issues of the nation. An event where teams fight it out to prove their point on critical laws governing the nation.

RULES

  • A student cannot be part of more than one teams.
  • All decisions in matters of eligibility, authenticity, and final judgments will be with Confluence team.
  • The format and rules of events are subject to change before the start of the event
  • There is no limit to the number of teams participating from an institute.
  • Teams selected for the final round will be partially reimbursed for travel.
  • Participation in all the rounds necessary to claim any of the prizes.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Applications open – 17.10.2016
  • Deadline for applications – 10.11.2016
  • Result declaration post Round 1 – 13.11.2016
  • Deadline for submission of Round 2 presentation – 22.11.2016

EVENT FORMAT

Round 1

Elimination through applications
Teams of 3
Open for all
The application aims at selecting the most experienced debaters, looking at their profiles and general knowledge about law.
Top 15 teams will be selected based on both the evaluations.

Topic for 1st Round shortlisting process

"Can the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT)ever see the light of the day? What are the arguments for or against it? What considerations and concerns of the stakeholders does the UN need to take into account while preparing the draft of the treaty? You may bring out references from International laws, conventions, statutes, meetings etc (no restrictions) and present your opinion on the same."

Round 2

Presentation submission
Each of the 15 teams will be allotted one law to focus on. The allotment will be done based on the teams’ preferences and stage one score.
Each team will be required to submit a presentation making their case regarding the law they have been given. This is NOT a presentation competition but a debate and lobby competition. Hence, the participants will be required to make presentations pitching their ideas regarding the law with the aim of getting it passed in the House of Commons, which will happen in Round 3.
The presentations will be judged on the depth of analysis, quality and practicality of analysis and rationality, creativity of the idea.
The presentation must contain:
1. Analysis and criticism of the existing law
2. Improvements and changes suggested to the same law.

Final Round

Present. Lobby. Get it voted. Pass it. The Top 5 teams elected from the previous round will be required to present their case regarding each law and after a series of questioning by other participants and judges get it passed.

Teams will be called upon the stage and asked to present their bill before the house. The pros and cons will be discussed in the parliamentary style and at the last a vote to pass the bill. The teams are required to challenge the bill on the various counts of veracity, feasibility and inclusiveness etc.

PRIZES

First Prize – INR 30,000 Second Prize – INR 20,000 Winner of the First Round – INR 5,000

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Contact
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