About the Institute
The University is committed to providing interdisciplinary and practical/application-based legal education, keeping in view the requirements of the overall development of its students. Under the academic and administrative leadership of the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nishtha Jaswal, the team HPNLU is committed to achieving new heights in legal education. The university started functioning on the 5th day of October 2016. In the five years and a half of its foundation, HPNLU, Shimla has seen tremendous growth and has undertaken a good number of innovative measures to enhance the academic potential of its faculty members, students, and research scholars.
About the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India was established on 12 October 1993. The statute under which it was established is the Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993, amended by the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006. It is in conformity with the Paris Principles, adopted at the first international workshop on national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights held in Paris in October 1991, and endorsed by the General Assembly of the United Nations by its Regulations 48/134 of 20 December 1993. The NHRC is an embodiment of India’s concern for the promotion and protection of human rights. Section 2(1)(d) of the PHRA defines Human Rights as the rights relating to life, liberty, equality, and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by courts in India.
International workshop on national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights held in Paris in October 1991, and endorsed by the General Assembly of the United Nations by its Regulations 48/134 of 20 December 1993. The NHRC is an embodiment of India’s concern for the promotion and protection of human rights. Section 2(1)(d) of the PHRA defines Human Rights as the rights relating to life, liberty, equality, and dignity of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in the International Covenants and enforceable by courts in India.
About the Competition
Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla, (HPNLU, Shimla) is delighted to announce the third edition of the National Moot Court Competition, 2022 in association with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The competition is powered by SCC Online and EBC as knowledge partners. This flagship event has been devised with the aim to create an opportunity for learning the development of jurisprudence on emerging trends in constitutional law and human rights law, besides armoring the upcoming generations of the legal fraternity with research and oratory skills. The Moot Proposition of the Competition will revolve around constitutional law, human rights, and related laws. However, the participants will be expected to explore different dimensions of law and not restrict themselves to the theme of the Competition. In the past, HPNLU has successfully conducted two editions of its National Moot Court Competition in virtual mode, which witnessed significant participation of law students from all over India. Keeping up with the spirit of mooting, this year as well, we are delighted to organize our flagship event in association with NHRC, in the premises of our campus, surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Shimla. We cordially invite your Law School/ University/ Institution/ College etc. to participate in the Competition.
The Competition will be conducted offline, and the venue for the same would be Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla. This edition’s problem will revolve around contemporary and developing aspects of Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law.
The wait is finally over and Round I registration has started from 13th of September, 2022, and the last date for round I registration is the 30th of September, 2022. A detailed timeline is provided in the brochure. The Moot Court Committee at HPNLU, Shimla welcomes Law Schools, Colleges, Institutions, and Universities from all over the country, to participate in the 3rd HPNLU National Moot Court Competition in association with NHRC, 2022. All interested may show their interest by registering for the competition by filling in the Google Form, as provided under as well as in the Rulebook.
We’ll be happy to address any queries and provide assistance in the process. All Queries may be directed at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact the following persons for any clarifications.
Mr. Shubham Mahajan (Student Co-convenor)
Mr. Sanchit Sharma (Student Member)
Ms. Vanshika Maan (Student Member)