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By FutureLaw Desk

The Network for International Law Students (NILS) is organizing the inaugural NILS Business and Human Rights Moot Court Competition, 2018. Being the world’s first and only moot court competition exclusively focusing on ‘Business and Human Rights’, this competition shall help the students to garner clear idea about the respective roles and responsibilities of governments and business with regard to protection and respect for human rights .

The moot court competition is scheduled for February 08 – 11, 2018 and will be hosted by the Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom. The registration deadline for the competition is November 15, 2017.

Some of the leading experts on Business and Human Rights have collaborated to materialize the event. The case-study was drafted by Robert C. Thompson (Former Partner and Head of International Law Practice, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP), Rae Lindsay (Partner and Head of International Law Practice, Clifford Chance LLP) and Anthony S. Winer (Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law)., which revolves around the issue of child labour in the silk industry and deals with some of the cutting-edge issues which faces the world of business today.

The world rounds in London will see the best 24 teams from across the world competing for the winning trophy among other prizes, including internships at the Institute for Human Rights in Business (IHRB), London. The European Qualifying rounds will be held in Podgorica, Montenegro (December 27-28, 2017) and the Asia-Pacific Qualifying Rounds will be held in Mumbai, India (January 6, 2018).

The registration deadline is November 15, 2017. Please visit the official website for details – http://moot.nilsinternational.org/

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