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and Namaqua Genocide to the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Dr. Zacharias emphasized the common characteristics to genocide that became framed in Raphael Lemkin’s formal definition of the term and, eventually, in the international crimes frame- work that permits prosecution. Of note, Dr. Zach- arias highlighted the United States’ involvement with such frameworks, including former Senator William Proxmire’s 19 year push for the ratifica- tion of the Convention on the Prevention and Pun- ishment of the Crime of Genocide. Dr. Zacharias concluded her presentation with a prospective examination of the distinction between regional and international prosecution of genocide. The lecture was an event that welcomed a number of law students, university students, and faculty from several university wide departments.


as judges of the International Court of Justice, deliberated on a judgment which dealt with hu- man rights and privacy laws.


SPIL also organised a Mediation Workshop called the “Art of Mediation” conducted by Prof. Kishu Daswani and Mr. Chetan Karia. The interactive workshop provided students with a hands on ex- perience about what mediation is and how it is conducted.


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Government Law College Mumbai, INDIA


Utkarsh Srivastava, President


The 2013-2014 academic year has been an ex- traordinarily successful year for Students for the Promotion of International Law (SPIL) Mumbai.


Members of SPIL were presented with opportuni- ties to enrich their understanding of International Law through lectures, workshops, intra-college competitions focussing on drafting judgments and reports as well as writing research papers.


The interesting and interactive lectures success- fully captured the student’s interests in the vast and enthralling subject including the Basics of In- ternational Law, State Responsibility, Space Law, Human Rights, Rules and Procedures of the In- ternational Court of Justice to name a few.


We focused on enhancing the research and ana- lytical abilities by organising the Intra Judgement Deliberation Competition, 2013, where students,


As is custom, this year too, SPIL has maintained an unwavering focus on the dissemination of knowledge and promotion of International Law. The year culminated in our annual flagship event, the Government Law College International Sum- mit with Reliance Industries Limited as the title sponsors for the event and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA) as Supporting Organisations. The theme for the 2014 Summit was “International Invest- ment Law”- a vast subject with myriad conse- quences.


We explored the seemingly endless territory of international investment law, with several digni- taries sharing their in depth knowledge and ex- perience in this field. The Keynote Address was delivered by Hon’ble Mr. Justice K.S. Panicker Radhkrishnan, Judge, Supreme Court of India. Further, seminars were conducted by legal stal- warts such as Mr. Sharad Abhyankar, Partner Khaitan and Co, Mr. Somashekhar Sundaresan, Partner J Sagar Associates and Ms. Deepanli Fer- nandes, International Trade Consultant, Geneva.


The second day of the summit commenced with an interesting theme: ‘Whether India should sign the ICSID Convention?” As we connected with the World Bank facilities over web conferencing, Mr. Toby Landau, QC, Essex Court Chambers delivered the Keynote address. The Summit was carried forward by a lecture by Ms. Meg Kinnear, Secretary General ICSID on the topic “ICSID and India”


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