Call For One Day National Seminar On: “The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 : Legal Dimensions Of Its Implementations @ G.H. Raisoni Law School, Nagpur

G. H. RAISONI LAW SCHOOL, NAGPUR

Organises-

ONE DAY NATIONAL SEMINAR ON:
“THE BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY ACT, 2002 – 

LEGAL DIMENSIONS OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION”

The G.H. Raisoni Law School, Nagpur, in collaboration with the Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board, is organizing One-Day National Seminar on “Biological Diversity Act 2002 – Legal Dimensions of Its Implementation”.  This Seminar will be organized on 26th August 2017 in the Vivekananda Hall, G. H. Raisoni Law School, 345, Shradha House, Kingsway, Nagpur.

THEMES OF THE SEMINAR:

Biodiversity in context of the Constitutional Rights and Sustainable Development. 
The Biodiversity Act, 2002 and Intellectual Property Rights.

Benefit sharing for access to Bio-resources and Genetic Resources – National and International perspective.

Biodiversity and Green Economy in India – Legal dimensions.

Biodiversity, or biological diversity, is the variety of species, life forms, and genetic resources on earth. It includes different plants, animals and micro-organisms, their genetic setup and their habitats in terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems of which they are a part. Biodiversity is essential for our existence and intrinsically valuable in its own right. Biodiversity provides the resources that are fundamental building blocks for our health care systems, and used for manufacturing food, medicine, industrial products, etc. Important services provided by biodiversity include recreational, cultural and spiritual nourishment that maintain our personal and social wellbeing. 
However, great decline in biodiversity is a matter of great concern. A number of plants and ani¬mal species are endan¬gered and threatened. Conservation of biodiversity has assumed great importance to derive sustainable benefits for the present and future generations. The Biological Diversity Act, 2002, is a significant milestone in this direction. The act was enacted to meet the obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity, 1992, to which India is a party.

It further covers conservation and sustainable use of biological resources and associated knowledge in India for commercial or research purposes and related bio-survey and bio-utilisation. The act provides a framework for access to biological resources for such purposes and for sharing the benefits arising out of such access. The Act also includes in its ambit the aspect of transfer of relevant research outcomes in the application for intellectual property rights (IPRs) relating to Indian biological resources.
The Act requires foreigners, Non-Resident Indians, body corporates, associations and organizations, whether incorporated in India or not having non-Indian participation, to seek approval of the National Biodiversity Authority for access to biological resources and associated knowledge in India for commercial and/or research purpose or related bio-survey or bio-utilisation.
This Seminar aims at stimulating deliberations and creating awareness in our generation about the legal dimensions, rules and regulations, including those required to access benefit sharing regarding the biological resources and the biodiversity, so that the value of biodiversity is adequately reflected in everyday actions of citizens, organizations and in all sectors of the economy.
AIMS OF THE SEMINAR: 
To discuss and analyse the laws and procedures related to implementation of conservation and sustainable use of the biological diversity, including access and benefit sharing of the biological resources.
To discuss and analyse the national and international provisions and conventions relating to the biodiversity.

To discuss the nature of legal setup and if it could control loss of biodiversity with a multidisciplinary approach. 

To identify legal mechanism to mitigate potential risks to the biodiversity due to developmental activities and to recommend effective sustainable management strategies for this purpose.

To ensure effective and active participation of communities and a vast array of stakeholders, along with the Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board for conservation of the living resources that this planet earth possesses. 

OBJECTIVES OF THE SEMINAR:

The seminar aims to bring together Environmentalists, Ecologists, Researchers, Scholars, Lawyers and Students, all under one roof to discuss about issues and implications of legal dimensions of conserving the biodiversity.
The seminar aims at inviting experts on the subject to throw light on the intricacies of these issues and to suggest future course of action and research. A bouquet of lead talks, invited lectures, contributory papers and technical sessions will enrich the seminar. Besides this, the seminar also aims to discuss and pool together the various ideas and research findings for the prosperity and conservation of the biodiversity.
CALL FOR PAPERS:

GHRLS invites original research papers from academicians, lawyers, judicial officers and students on the topic pertaining to “THE BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY ACT, 2002 – LEGAL DIMENSIONS OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION”.  The papers will be published in the “Journal” of the Institute. It is a peer reviewed journal (with ISBN number) publishing original work in the field of socio-legal research, striving for scholarly excellence under guidance of an eminent Advisory Board.  The authors must follow the enclosed guidelines for the papers.  This issue of the journal will be released on the day of the National Seminar.  The last date for submission of papers is 18th August 2017.
GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTION OF ARTICLES:

Theme of the article shall be “The Biological Diversity Act, 2002-LEGAL DIMENSIONS OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION’’.
The article may cover different themes of the Seminar or any other contemporary national and international legal issues regarding biodiversity.

The article must be an original work of the author(s) and no part of the article shall be copied or lifted from any single source.  Article contributors are solely responsible for any issues arising out of plagiarism and neither the Editorial Board of THE JOURNAL nor the G. H. Raisoni Law School will be liable for the same.  

The article shall be in double line spacing, font size 12, Times New Roman, inclusive of footnotes and any other explanations, by adopting MLA citation style. The article shall be accompanied by an Abstract of 300 words, at least 10 Keywords and shall not exceed 3000 words.

Articles submitted and selected shall be the copyright of the G. H. Raisoni Law School, Nagpur.

Articles that are under consideration by other journals shall not be considered for publication.

Selection of articles will be done through peer review by the Editorial Board and the decision of the Board is final and binding.  

The author(s) shall be consulted prior to publication, if the Editorial Board desires to make any substantial changes to any article.

Co – authorship is allowed (2 authors only).

Articles shall be sent via email to dr.mrs.sonakumar@gmail.com OR swati.joshi@raisoni.in   on or before 18/08/2017.

ABOUT OUR COLLEGE:
The G. H. Raisoni Law School, Nagpur, affiliated to Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, is one of the benchmark institutions for students pursuing legal studies in central India. The institution aims at making its students legal experts through quality teaching of law and at the same time imbibing social and moral values in them to fight for the under privileged sections of the society. The institution has become a touchstone not only in the academic field, but also in extra-curricular activities being organised from time to time, including court visits, practical training, mentor system, visit to quasi-judicial authorities, educational tour, National Moot Court Competition, etc. The college has well-equipped and spacious classrooms and a digital library with perpetual updates of law journals and case laws. The institution has highly qualified and experienced faculty, with high calibre and proven capabilities. The commitment and dedication of the faculty has enabled the institution to achieve the reputation and position that it enjoys today.
ABOUT OUR COLLEGE:
The G. H. Raisoni Law School, Nagpur, affiliated to Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, is one of the benchmark institutions for students pursuing legal studies in central India. The institution aims at making its students legal experts through quality teaching of law and at the same time imbibing social and moral values in them to fight for the under privileged sections of the society. The institution has become a touchstone not only in the academic field, but also in extra-curricular activities being organised from time to time, including court visits, practical training, mentor system, visit to quasi-judicial authorities, educational tour, National Moot Court Competition, etc. The college has well-equipped and spacious classrooms and a digital library with perpetual updates of law journals and case laws. The institution has highly qualified and experienced faculty, with high calibre and proven capabilities. The commitment and dedication of the faculty has enabled the institution to achieve the reputation and position that it enjoys today.

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