CfP: 3rd KIIT Conference on International Law [Jan 12-14]: Symposium + Treaty Negotiation: Submit by Nov 29

The School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, in association with International Law Students Association (ILSA) [KIIT Chapter] announces the third edition of the 3rd National Conference on International Law.


12th -14th January, 2018

Objective of the Conference:

The objective of the conference is to provide a platform to students of various law schools (under graduate/ post-graduate students) to hone their skills of negotiation and diplomacy.

We hope this conference generates interest not only in international events that are organized around the world but also develop awareness in International Relations and its dynamics.

It will also provide the competitors as well as the students of KIIT School of Law a chance to interact with other students and competitors of other law schools, legal luminaries and the diaspora dedicated to International Law.

It is an opportunity to observe the intricacies and nuances of diplomatic negotiations and be involved in them on a first-hand basis.



Student Delegates will present papers on predetermined areas of International Law.

A distinguished group of panellists will adjudge the best paper on determined parameters.

Presentation of Best Research Paper Award.

The objective of this Symposium is to foster the interest and explore the contemporary areas in International law.

The following areas of International Law have been decided upon to be covered in the SYMPOSIUM

International Commercial Arbitration

International Environmental Law

International Human Right Law

These are three broad themes; students are welcome to present papers on specific sub-themes chosen under these heads.


Submissions must be emailed at in.doc or .docx format.

Author(s) have to send an abstract of the Paper within 300 words. Names, affiliated college, email id and contact number of the author (s) should be mentioned at the end of the Abstract.

Co-authorship of maximum two authors per Paper is allowed

The author(s) will send a separate Cover Letter with their final papers incorporating details like name(s), affiliated college, full postal address, email-id and contact number along with the title of the Paper.


Submission of Abstracts: 29th November 2017

Confirmation of selected Abstracts: 30th November 2017

Last date for submission of final papers of selected abstracts: 2nd January, 2018


Treaties are a serious legal undertaking in international law. Once in force, treaties are legally binding on the parties and become part of international law.

The law on treaty-making process is governed by the Vienna Convention on Law of Treaties whose preamble clearly stipulates that codification of treaties promote the development of friendly relations among nations along with international peace and security.

The format of TNC is based on the workings of various bodies and agencies of United Nations as well as other independent organizations which cater to the treaty negotiation process in various global spheres.

Participants will be given a draft Treaty which will contain the issues which necessitates deliberation during the oral rounds.

The key objective of TNC is to inculcate in participants the sense of innovation along with negotiation skills which are essential in every lawyer and encourage development of the Art of Diplomacy and Statesmanship.

The theme of the competition will be “PEACE TREATY”.

o Teams will be allotted specific countries

o Teams are required to prepare framework agreements for their respective countries(Rules and other details will be provided upon selection of teams)

o Teams [comprising of 2 students ] will be allowed to discuss on their proposed submissions during the oral rounds

Submission guidelines for the TNC:

For the Treaty Negotiation Competition, participants are to submit a write-up within a word limit of 1500 words (inclusive of footnotes).

On the basis of the write-up further selections will be made for allotment of Countries which the teams will represent in the ‘Oral Rounds’.

It is to be noted that this case-study is not a part of the actual materials for the Treaty Negotiation Competition. It is only for the purpose of selection/scrutiny of the teams for the aforementioned competition. The background of the treaty and the rules for the same shall be provided later.


Last date for submission of TNC- 2nd December, 2017

Notification of selected teams for TNC: 3rd December, 2017 (23:00 hours)

Last date for Framework Agreement submission for TNC: 5th January, 2018

For further details please visit

For queries related to the symposium please contact:

Subhasmita Routray – +91 7205368823
Aniruddha Banerji- +917751922236

For queries related to the TNC, contact:

Swetapadma Mahapatra – +91 9438620954
Pritha Adhikary- +917205699436

For any other general queries, contact:

Tirthankar Das- +91 8017088979
Pooja Sah- +91 9674012194

Final Brochure of the conference:

Final Brochure

This post was first published on: 29 Oct 2017

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