The Journal Committee at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, in collaboration with Khaitan & Co, organised the 9th edition of the RMLNLU International Legal Essay Writing Competition. Along with that, the RMLNLU-Khaitan & Co. conference on Labour Laws was also held on 25 February 2022.
This year the Committee invited submissions from authors on the topic – “Emerging Challenges in Labour Law”. The subthemes for the competition included topics like – Invisible Labour & Global Labour Law Frameworks, The New Indian Labour Law Codes – the Code on Wages, the Code on Social Security, the Industrial Relations Code and the Occupational, Safety, Health and Working Condition Code, The Status of Gig Economy Workers in Global Labour Law Frameworks, Accounting for Gender & Vulnerable Communities in the Workplace, Employment Law – Issues & Concerns.
All entries were judged and ranked by judges from Khaitan & Co. and the Journal Committee. Following a large number of entries and strong competition, the top three entries were selected for the virtual conference organised on 25 February 2022.
The following are the top three entries of this year’s edition of the RMLNLU International Legal Essay Writing Competition, in their respective order of standing:
- Winner – Strengthening the Socially Informed Model of Arbitration under the Industrial Relations Code, 2020: A Constructive Critique – By Aaryan Mohan and Anannya Chitranshi
- Runners up – A Gig-Antic Step Towards Making India Labour Friendly: Extension Of Social Security To Gig Workers – By Arush Mittal and Mehak Jain
- Second Runners up – The Invisible Labour Force and the Foundation of the ‘Productive Economy’: Recognising Women’s Unpaid Labour – Avanti Deshpande