The Society of International Law and its Affairs is a student-driven committee in PGCL dedicated to contributing to the various aspects of International Law, International Relations, Global Affairs and corresponding academic development. SAIL strives to indulge in events and activities which foster the development of youth in and beyond the legal fraternity.
Faculty-In-Charge: 1) Dr. Navasikha Duara, I/c. Principal 2) Dr. Kavita Rai, Assistant Professor
SAIL CORE COMMITTEE 2021-2022
SAIL COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2021-2022
SAIL ADVISORY COMMITTEE 2021-2022
The world is changing rapidly and it doesn’t remain the same for too long. This change is not only visible in terms of advancement of science and technology but also in terms of reach of people and communication. Any one of us in the current era is not just a citizen of one town or country, but in fact we are all global citizens. With the effects of globalization clearly visible, our identities are now linked to a global perspective making the knowledge of international law and affairs a necessity. The Society of International Law and its Affairs (SAIL) is a committee of SVKM’s Pravin Gandhi College of Law dedicated to creating awareness about International Law and Affairs. SAIL has various platforms through which we support students and individuals to develop their understanding of International law and affairs:
Blog Link: https://sailpgcl.com/publication/
Webinar on State Responsibility by Adv. Rahul Tanwani (27.06.2020)
The event focused on International Law Commission’s ‘Articles on Attribution of Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts, 2001.’ As one of the cornerstones for public International Law, this event elucidated the legalities of State Responsibility, legitimising the understanding of every existing notion in customary International Law.
Webinar on “India’s engagement with the world” by Dr. Arvind Kumar (12.08.2020)
Webinar was carried out to dwell into India’s foreign policy and the shifting narratives. Points of engagement like eccentric spheres, regional organisations such as SAARC, BIMSTEC, ASEAN were analysed. Several questions such as those of investment opportunities as well the role of India in UNSC were answered. Historical pretext such as the Non-Aligned Movement was elaborated upon. Further, security alliances such as QUAD and the 4Is were touched upon.
Webinar by Mr. Gary Born on “Arbitration as a mechanism for settlement of Cross Border Disputes: Investment dispute of Non-State Actors v. State” (16.09.2020)
As one of most recognisable and accomplished Arbitration lawyers, Mr. Born’s insights into dispute resolution was sought by organising this large-scale event on MS Live. The key features required in International Commercial Arbitration were explained vis-à-vis Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITS) providing subsistent protection over other conventions. Institutional Arbitration by centres such as ICSID and SIAC was discussed. He further answered various QnAs regarding the webinar conducted and gave his insight and opinion on the questions asked.
The World through a diplomat’s lens – In conversation with Mr. Rahul Shrivastava (12.10.2020)
SAIL welcomed Ambassador Rahul Shrivastava, as India’s Ambassador to Romania and Moldova, and former Ambassador to Russia. The event focused on International Relations and key elements which India seeks to pursue in its foreign policy vis-à-vis an interactive dialogue with the Hon’ble Diplomat.
Student Panel Discussion on “Revisiting the Vietnam War” (21.11.2020)
A brief activity was envisaged in the form of an interactive session for the students and by the students to ascend the role of panellists. A brainstorming session was engineered to provide clarity as well as retrospect International relations by discussing one of the most landmark wars.
Annual Intra-MUN Skill Session (05.03.2021)
Students participated in the capacity of the member-state representatives in four United Nations committee simulations including UNGA: I DISEC, UNGA: VI Legal, UNHRC and ECOSOC. Students engaged in deliberation on issues of International relevance as also made due ‘position paper submissions highlighting a State’s stance on International concerns. Agendas such as the Convention on Drugs and Psychotrophic Substances.
Certificate Course on International Law and Relations in the Contemporary World (April-May 2021)
The Certificate Course aimed to enhance the proficiency of students in the discipline of International Relations. This course illustrates how ‘conflict’ and ‘co-ordination’ are the two tenets of International Relations shaping law and policy. With over 100 participating students, 9 lectures, 5 assessments, 7 teaching faculty, and over a month long span, the course dwelled into several aspects; and inculcated a broad-based yet objective skillset including academic knowledge and its application into the participating students.
SAIL recently conducted an 'Intra-College Case Brief Competition.' Participants were to submit their write-ups on any International or Foreign judgements. Further in correspondence, on 25th September 2020, SAIL organised an event called ' Training Session on Essentials of a Case Brief- with Dr. Anjuman Sofia Ali, the Washington Post.' The results for the same were declared on 27th October 2020. The following are the Winners:
Winner: Parishi Jain [2nd Year]
First Runner Up: Gaurav Ahuja [2nd Year]
Second Runner Up: Nimrah Sayani [4th Year]