Call For Environmental Law Case Commentary Competition 

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. 

PRIZE 

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 

1.5. 

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  

Eligibility  

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 event.educentric@outlook.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) 

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE  

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. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSex_Lq4Zi3a0aYsmY3e4Lbog3cZEhzVC6v d7jd1LDXCm4IgjA/viewform 

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  

PAYTM – 9720669355 

ONLINE PAYMENT ON OUR WEBSITE 

 

http://www.educentric.in/events/essay-competition/educentric-environmental-law-casecommentary-competition.html 

 

CONTACT  DETAILS 

 KRITIKA- 08859965020 SEJAL- 09675620257 EMAIL- event.educentric@outlook.com 

IMPORTANT DATES 

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 

(link- https://indiankanoon.org/doc/189583188/

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. 

International cases 

Zamora et al. v. Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board 

Solar Century Holdings Ltd v SS for Energy and Climate Change [2016] 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, [1965] AC 75 

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