D. M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition

Panel Discussion

The D.M. Harish Foundation in association with the Moot Court Association of Government Law College, Mumbai, organizes a Panel Discussion as a part of the D.M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition every year.

The topic for the Panel discussion this year is: Embracing Diversity, Eliminating Discrimination – A Constitution For All. The discussion aims at tackling issues faced by various Stigmatized Communities.

The Panel will be moderated by Mr. Haresh Jagtiani, Senior Advocate, Bombay High Court and it comprises of individuals from different fields:

  • Darius Khambata, Former Advocate General of Maharashtra, Senior Advocate, Bombay High Court
  • Milind Deora, Former Union Minister and Member of Parliament
  • Ashish Shelar, President of Mumbai Unit of Bhartiya Janata Party
  • Padma Shri Ms. Bhawana Somaaya, Author, Historian and Journalist
  • Sidharth Bhatia, Founding Editor of The Wire
  • Harish Iyer, LGBT Rights Activist

The Panel Discussion will be held on 9th February, at Convocation Hall, Mumbai University, Churchgate at 5:30 p.m. Entry is open to all.

The Panel Discussion is a precursor to the 19th D. M. Harish Government Law College International Moot Court Competition, 2018 instituted in memory ofLate Mr. D. M. Harish, a distinguished advocate and a renowned authority on Income-tax Law in India. Today, known popularly the over the world as ‘DMH’, the event has been acclaimed as India’s most prestigious International Moot Court Competition.

Final Round

The D.M. Harish Foundation in association with the Moot Court Association of Government Law College, Mumbai, organizes the D.M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition every year. Moot Courts are mock courts wherein law students argue fictitious cases for practice. Through moot courts, law students get a platform to gain exposure to the practical aspects of the legal profession.

The competition which is currently in its 19th Edition, is organized in the memory of the Late Mr. D. M. Harish, a distinguished advocate and a renowned authority on Income-tax Law in India. Today, known popularly the over the world as ‘DMH’, the event has been acclaimed as India’s most prestigious International Moot Court Competition.

It is a matter of great pride for us that teams from Universities / Colleges from all over the world participate in this competition. Apart from International Universities, premier Indian Law Colleges/Universities are invited. This year, Duke University, University of Minnesota, University of Northumbria, Queen Mary University of London, Nepal Law Campus and Sri Lanka Law College are the participating International Teams.

The Final Round will be held on 11th February, at Convocation Hall, Mumbai University, Churchgate at 5:30 p.m. and will be presided over by a bench of judges of the Hon’ble Bombay High Court. The case study of the competition explores various aspects of international relations, from treatment of foreign prisoners, to unilateral economic sanctions, providing a holistic approach to the concept of State Responsibility.

 

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