ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CASE COMMENTARY COMPETITION
About the Case Commentary:
We have not inherited the earth from our forefathers but borrowed it for our children. To preserve environment is a fundamental duty of every Indian citizen, and in the spirit of the environment day we at educentric, present to you the case commentary competition, which is based on environmental law, to bring into focus of law students the efforts judiciary has taken to preserve the environment and inculcate a sense of responsibility towards protecting the planet.
Students are re quired to select any one case given in out brochure and prepare a case commentary for the same.
• Cash prize Rs.3000
• Publication of commentary
• Certificate for participation for every participant
Papers shall be published in Indian journal of constitutional studies
Guidelines for Submission
The commentary must be submitted in English only.
The commentary should be the original work of the authors. Any kind of plagiarism will lead to disqualification (Plagiarism more than 25% is not permissible)
The commentary published elsewhere or selected/submitted for publication elsewhere shall be disqualified.
The name of the author(s) should not be mentioned anywhere in the commentary.
The word limits for case commentary should be more than 1500 and not more than 2500 words, excluding footnotes.
The commentary should be typed in: Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and Line Spacing
The footnotes must be typed in: Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and Line Spacing 1.
The margins should be 1” or 2.54 cm on all sides.
Any uniform mode of citation to be followed. Commentary must contain following points :
Name and citation of case
Name of parties and their counsel Facts of the Case laws and rules involved Arguments by the parties observation of court Judgments position of law, before and after the case Conclusion
• The competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in any law course in a recognized University/College/Institute in India.
• Only one submission per author shall be entertained.
• Co-authorship is permitted up to 2 authors only( 1 Author and 1 Co-author).
Submission Procedure •
• The commentary must be sent by email to email@example.com
• The subject of the e-mail must specify “Team code: Name of the case:”
• The commentary must be attached in ‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’ format only.
• The participants are required to send the following details in a separate word document attached to the e-mail:
Title of the Case;
Name of the Author(s);
College/ Institute/University of Author(s)
E-mail address & Contact No. of Author(s)
Fees of Rs.50 per author is applicable (single auhor Rs.50/- and coauthored paper Rs.100/-),
Note- kindly take a screenshot of payment.
• Participat need to make the payment first and note down the unique transaction ID (modes of payment is mention in later point
• After payment is made, participants require to fill up a registration form available on following link.
• After filling the form, kindly mail the screenshot of payment along with your name and registered mobile no.
• A uniquie code shall be allotted to participants which shall be used in all the future communications.
• Payment can be made via
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• LAST DATE OF REGISTRTION- 30 JUNE 2017
• LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION- 11:59 PM, 31 JULY 2017
• DECLARATION OF RESULTS- 25 AUGUST 2017 LIST OF CASES
• M.C Mehta v Kamalnath, AIR 2000SC1997
T.N.Godavaram Thirumpadv. Union of India and others,AIR2000SC1636
• Municipal Council, Ratlam v. Vardhichand, AIR 1980 SC 1622
• Murli S. Deora v. Union of India, AIR 2002 SC 40
• Narmada Bachao Andolan v Union of India (2000) 10 S.C.C. 664
• M.C. Mehta v. Union of India, AIR 1996 SC 851
• Mumbai Kamghar Sabha v. Abdul Bhai, AIR 1976 SC 1465
• M.C. Mehta v. Shri Ram Foods and Fertilizer Industries, AIR 1987 SC 965
• Union Carbide Corporation v. Union of India,AIR1990 SC273
• Tarun Bharat Sangh,Alwar v. Union of India and Others,AIR 1992 SC514
• Animal Welfare Board of India v A.Nagaraja & Ors (2014) 7 SCC 547
• M/s Madhup Agency V/s State of Rajasthan & Ors
• C.R.Neelakandan vs Union Of India WP(C).No. 12356 of 2015 (S)
• Kehar Singh vs State Of Haryana, ALL (I) NGT REPORTER (DELHI), 2013 (1)
Part 7, Page 256] (linkhttps://indiankanoon.org/doc/88347937/ )
• Save Mon Region Federation vs Union Of India & Ors , 2013 ALL (I) NGT PB 1
• Orissa Mining Corporation Ltd vs Ministry Of Environment & Forest (2013) 6 SCC 476
• Sterlite Industries (I) Ltd. Etc vs Union Of India And Ors, (2013) 4 SCC 575
• Sarvesh Singh vs Gnctd on 11 January, 2016, W.P.(C) 11398/2015 & CM
No.30014/2015 ( link- https://indiankanoon.org/doc/139010815/ )
• Anup Mittal (Huf) vs M/S. Kanungo Co-Operative Group … on 27 January, 2016. IN
THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI W.P.(C) 8219/2015 & CM No.17255/2015 ( link- https://indiankanoon.org/doc/139010815/ )
• Lalit Miglani vs State Of Uttarakhand And Others on 2 December, 2016, Writ Petition
(PIL) No.140 of 2015 ( link- https://indiankanoon.org/doc/189912804/ )
• Mohd. Salim v. state of uttrakhand, 2017 scconline utt 367.
Zamora et al. v. Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
• Solar Century Holdings Ltd v SS for Energy and Climate Change  EWCA Civ 117
• ELF v. Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. et al.
• Kids vs. Climate Change
• Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., 578 U.S. ___ (2016)
• Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, LLC v. State of Oregon Dept. of State Lands.
• CONSTRUCTION OF A ROAD IN COSTA RICA ALONG THE SAN JUAN RIVER
(NICARAGUA v. COSTA RICA) http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/files/150/18848.pdf – The ongoing case
• U.S. Supreme Court – Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA33(UARG) – 134 S. Ct. 2427 (2014).
• US D.C. Circuit – United States v. Volvo PowerTrain Corp – 758 F.3d 330 (D.C. Cir. 2014).
• US 9th Circuit – Native Vill. of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corp., 696 F.3d 849, 858–59 (9th Cir. 2012)
• Comer v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc., 718 F.3d 460 (5th Cir. 2013).
• Burmah oil company ltd. v Lord Advocate,  AC 75