Society for International Law and its Affairs (SAIL)
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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.

Website: https://sailpgcl.com/

Faculty-In-Charge: 1) Dr. Navasikha Duara, I/c. Principal  2) Dr. Kavita Rai, Assistant Professor

 

SAIL CORE COMMITTEE 2021-2022

  • Chandni Turakhiya

III Year

  • Sanya Shah

III Year

  • Gaurav Ahuja

III Year

  • Vatsala Toprani

III Year

  • Manan Mehta

III Year

 

 

  • Mayank Shandilya

III Year

 

 

 

SAIL COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2021-2022

  • Nishka Ramnani

IV Year

  • Dhavall Gandhy

I Year

  • Aayush Vora

    III Year

  • Garima Sharma

I Year

  • Abhijit Desai

III Year

  • Gayatri Bajaj

I Year

  • Anushka Mansharamani

III Year

  • Harsh Lad

I Year

  • Kartik Hede

III Year

  • Harshita Tyagi

I Year

  • Khushi Dhanesha

III Year

  • Jaiv Udeshi

I Year

  • Krisha Thakkar

III Year

  • Jinen Lakdawala

I Year

  • Manthan Pandit

III Year

  • Khushi Wazalwar

I Year

  • Vritika Patel

III Year

  • Nahusha Mehta

I Year

  • Aayushi Vanzara

I Year

  • Nishikaa Kanakia

I Year

  • Anoushka Desai

I Year

  • Renee Gohil

I Year

  • Anupam Verma

I Year

  • Riya Jhaveri

I Year

  • Arshan Engineer

I Year

  • Siya Bhadra

I Year

  • Bhakti Chandan

I Year

  • Vidhi Mehta

I Year

  • Yash Bhandari

I Year

 

 

 

SAIL ADVISORY COMMITTEE 2021-2022

  • Dharmil Doshi

IV Year

  • Vanshika Shroff

V Year

  • Harshita Ranka

IV Year

  • Vidhi Dugad

IV Year

  • Riddhi Shah

IV Year

  • Zeel Davda

IV Year

  • Shaili Shah

IV Year

 

 

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:

  • Moderated Discussions: SAIL has successfully organized several moderated discussions throughout the years, some of those were on the topics of String of Pearls, Diplomatic tug of war: India and Pakistan and the most recent one was on US-China Rivalry Pre and Post Covid Situations.
  • Events: SAIL works towards putting together events that give people a new perspective towards the global society. One such event was conducted on the UN Day of Enforced Disappreances where we had Mr. Tenzin Tsundue (Tibetan writer and activist) share his story.
  • Blog: SAIL has its very own blog where articles related to topics of International Law and Affairs are written to give people information about International Law, as well as to give students a platform to publish their articles.

Blog Link: https://sailpgcl.com/publication/

  • Social Media: Our Social Media Platforms are an attempt at raising awareness of a plethora of issues pertaining to Global Affairs. We, at SAIL, believe that ignorance is not bliss. These issues must be addressed and a change cannot come into place without the youth playing an active role towards its outreach.
  • Annual MUN Orientations
  • Webinar: Very recently, on the 27th of June 2020, SAIL organized a Webinar on the topic of ‘Attribution of Articles of State Responsibility on International Acts’. This was conducted by Mr. Rahul Tanwani (Adv. Supreme Court of India). On 12th August 2020, we had another webinar scheduled on the topic, “India’s Engagement with the world” which was delivered by Dr. Arvind Kumar, Head of Department Geopolitics and International Relations at Manipal Academy of higher Education.
  • Current event: On 3rd September, we will be conducting a lecture on the “Basics of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement” which will be given by Ms. Daksha Baxi, Head of International Taxation at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. To get more information on SAIL or to contact us, feel free to drop an E-mail at sail.pgcl@gmail.com.

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]