Remembering Prof. S.P. Sathe : The 15th National Moot Court Competition

The 15th National S.P. Sathe Moot Court Competition is re-scheduled on 22nd to 24th of October, 2021.

We are re-circulating the Moot Proposition which was uploaded earlier for your reference.

 Professor S. P. Sathe Foundation, set up by the Indian Law Society, organizes “Remembering S.P. Sathe” event that consists of Public memorial lecture, Moot Court Competition, and Conference at ILS Law College, Pune on a specific theme with a view to commemorate his contribution to Indian Jurisprudence and Social Action and to encourage academic pursuit of law students.

The theme of this year’s moot proposition is ‘Role of Forensic Science and Technology in Criminal Justice System: Challenges and Threats’. 

Technological revolution has brought a paradigm shift in the fields of forensic science. DNA profiling, lie detector tests, narcoanalysis are some of the most obvious and striking examples of such merger of scientific discovery, technological advancement and forensic application in criminal justice delivery system. There is an increased resort to the application of new technological advancements in forensic science to criminal investigation. The benefits are many folds; but primarily it has the potential to strongly increase the speed and efficacy of criminal investigation. While on the other hand the application of forensic tools has led to moral, legal and physical abuse of individuals. Use of forensic tools in criminal justice system raises serious issues of privacy rights and violation of human rights.

Essentially forensic science has to operate in a legal context. There are constitutional and other legal constraints on how a criminal investigation can be carried out. It also raises concerns about reliability and relevance of scientific evidence in criminal trials. Therefore it is necessary set out the rules regarding validity, reliability, admissibility and acceptability of scientific and digital evidence in criminal trials.

Click Here for detailed Rule book of the Competition  

Click Here  for the Moot Proposition.