Environment is the fountainhead of life, the bedrock of mankind’s presence and development. Uncontrolled urbanization, industrialization, deforestation and transportation, as the cousins of economic development, have put tremendous pressure on natural resources. Therefore, there is a pressing need to strike a balance between developmental planning and safeguarding the environment. India is not left untouched by the endemic rise of global environmental concerns.

India’s formulation of legislation in accordance with International standards targets a better and more balanced environment. The Indian Constitution is amongst the few in the world that contains specific provisions on environmental protection. However, problems pertaining to implementation of policies coupled with indifferent and misdirected politics have hampered the legislative attempts.

There has been a sustained focus on the role played by the judiciary in implementing and devising of measures for pollution control, conservation of forests and wildlife protection. Many of these judicial interventions have been triggered by the persistent incoherence in policy-making as well as the lack of capacity-building amongst the executive agencies. Measures such as Public Interest Litigation have been prominently relied upon to deal with environmental problems.

Sadly, in spite of numerous landmark judgments and well established principles, doctrines and international norms, environmental rehabilitation has been scarce. It needs to be noted that the plethora of environmental issues remain reserved amongst a limited class of people and is yet to receive the acknowledgment of the masses.

In light of the aforementioned barriers, this Conference is being organised to study the nature and extent of Environmental Law developments through various Statutes, Conventions and Court decisions. The Conference shall be a shared dais for Academicians, Scientists from Pure as well as Social/Applied Sciences, Research Scholars, Administrators, Adjudicators, NGOs and the Students, whereby all the possible domains of the environmental studies will be explored in order to render workable solutions for an efficacious management of the green cover and the ecosystems.

Broad Objectives of the National Conference are :

  • Generation of public awareness on matters concerning environmental issues on the global arena.
  • Identification and analysis of recent development in public policies, legislation and international norms governing environmental concerns.
  • Identifying a system that promotes hassle free implementation and execution of established legal provisions.
  • Facilitation of discussions that shall create a platform for invoking informed opinions on diverse issues of environment law.
  • Encouraging study and analysis of diverse environmental aspects in a research oriented direction.

Sub Themes

  • Environmental Laws and Public Policy in India : A Critical Appraisal.
  • Social Work and the Role of NGOs and Community Participation including Corporate Social Responsibility in protection of Environment.
  • The impact of Judicial pronouncements in promoting Environmental concerns.
  • Applicability of International Environmental Law to the Indian scenario vis-a-vis its developing status.


Research Papers are invited from Professionals/Advocates/ Academicians, Research Scholars/NGOs, Students on the issues related to the themes.

Guidelines for Abstract and Final Paper Submission

  • Author(s) are requested to send their abstracts, not exceeding 500 words in font size 12, Times New Roman Font in MS Word with 1.5 line spacing to
  • The Abstract should clearly indicate the following details – Title of the paper, Name of the Author(s), Designation, Name of Institute/University/Organization, phone number and e-mail address in the aforementioned order.
  • Once the acceptance of the Abstract has been conveyed, the author(s) will have to submit a soft copy of the full paper on Full Length of the paper should not exceed 5000 words. Font Times New Roman; Font size-12; Line spacing-1.5. The heading’s should be in Font Size 12, Bold, left aligned. All references must be in form of footnotes with font size 10 in accordance with the 19th edition of Bluebook.
  • Selected papers will be published in the inaugural edition of DME Journal of Contemporary Indian Laws, having an ISSN number. All rights of publication of papers presented in the conference shall rest with the review committee.
  • All research papers and articles submitted should be accompanied by a declaration by the author(s), clearly stating that the contents of the research paper have not been published elsewhere.

Important Dates

Last date for submission of Abstract : 13th October, 2016

Intimation of acceptance of Abstract : 16th October, 2016

Last date for Paper Submission : 1st November, 2016

Intimation of acceptance of Paper : 4th November, 2016

Last date for Registration : 7th November, 2016

Date of the Conference : 12th November, 2016



For more details:Date of the Conference : 12th November, 2016


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