NATIONAL SEMINAR ON “New Paradigms in Disability Studies and Health Laws: Meta-narratives and Realities”: NLU ASSAM.

NATIONAL SEMINAR ON “New Paradigms in Disability Studies and Health Laws: Meta-narratives and Realities”: NLU ASSAM

The area of Disability Studies and Health Laws has seen a significant change over the past few decades. In the past few decades it has moved from the peripheries to a position of greater visibility and distinction. In the past, disability was looked as a health concern and was, not surprisingly, found within the larger regulatory framework of Health Laws. These days however, disability is being looked at from various angles of study. Researchers use tools relating to personal, economic, socio-cultural and political interpretation and strive to strike balance amongst the varied demands of multiple identities, individual rights, remedies and duties for a better understanding of the nuances of Disability. People in the 21st century, aware of their health like never before, are willing to make every effort to procure healthier lives for themselves. Meanwhile, the states, through various social stakeholders, strive to meet the needs and demands of their people. With these changing dynamics of the world around, the fields of Disability Studies and Health Laws are filled with consistent attempts to find a nexus between public health and socio-legal tools in effectively addressing the concerns thereof. Through these efforts, the Indian socio-legal fraternity is also improving and evolving. With new legislations, various schemes and policies coupled with significant judicial pronouncements and political commitments, India seems to be equipped enough to overcome her unique challenges in public health and disability. However, the effects of these recent developments and modern methods of study in India and abroad need to be reexamined before hailing them with praises, without turning a critical eye. The National Seminar on “New Paradigms in Disability Studies and Health Laws: Meta-narratives and Realities” seeks to provide a platform for the same


New Paradigms in Disability Studies and Health Laws: Meta-narratives and Realities.


  • Ramifications of Right of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016. Ramifications of Mental Healthcare Act 2017.
  • The perspective of Social Disability.
    Judicial response to Disability.
    Consent, Capacity and Persons with disabilities. Economic Cause of Disability.
  • Legislative evolution in the field of Health laws in India. Challenges to Accessibility.
    Etymology and Nomenclature in the so-called “Disability” Space. Activism in disability and public health care policies.
  • Terminal or End of Life Health Care.
  • Post Pregnancy Stress Disorder.
  • Termination of Pregnancy.
  • Protection of Rights of person with Disability under the Constitution.



  • An abstract of 400–500 words accompanied by details of the author containing their email ID, contact number and postal address should be sent.
    The Final Paper should be between 4000-6000 words.
  • Mentioning of the sub-theme is mandatory. Co-authorship is restricted to two members.
    It must be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1.5” margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word. 20th Blue Book citation pattern must be strictly adhered to while submitting the abstracts and full paper.



  • All submissions are to be made via e-mail as word documents (preferably Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010).
  • Authors can submit their manuscripts at 



Last date of submission of abstract: 10th September 2018

Date of intimation of acceptance of abstract: 17th September 2018

Last Date of Registration: 25th September 2018; 11:59 p.m.

Last Date for submission of full paper: 12th October 2018

Seminar Date : 27th and 28th October, 2018

For registration fees & Official Notification.


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