CfP:One day National Seminar on “Legal Aspects of Uranium Mining in India: Issues and Concerns” @NUJS Kolkata

THEMES AND SUB-THEMES
The themes of discussion seek to explore a broad set of law, policy and governance issues related to the mining sector besides other contemporary issues relating to mining like its interplay with the environment and the applicable laws in this regard, the interface of judicial review, envirolegal issues, interconnecting technology with transparency augmentation through the e-bidding process etc.

INTERPLAY BETWEEN MINING & ENVIRONMENTAL RFEGIME: ISSUES & CHALLENGES
▪ Analyzing the recent Sustainable Development Framework for mining of radioactive elements, viz. uranium in India.
▪ Environmental Clearances and Procedures with respect to the mining of radioactive elements.
▪ International policies and perspective on atomic energy laws: Stockholm to Paris.
▪ Reclamation & Rehabilitation including the rights and interests of the marginalized groups.
▪ Incentives encouraging good mining practices, technology absorption and the exploitation of deep-seated minerals: examining proposals.
▪ Role and Significance of the courts & tribunals in environmental protection vis-à-vis atomic energy development.
▪ Role and Significance of the civil society organizations in the Mining Sector of radioactive elements.
▪ Constitutional perspective of nuclear energy regime.
▪ Problems of land acquisition in India vis-a-vis mining sector of the radioactive energy sector.
▪ Status of Reconnaissance Permits, Prospecting Licenses and Mining Leases with respect to extraction of radioactive elements in India.
▪ Forest Rights and the Indigenous People’s Rights: Land acquisition for the abovementioned purposes.
Note: The above mentioned list is merely illustrative and non-exhaustive.

PROSPECTIVE PARTICIPANTS/ATTENDEES
The Seminar invites participation, papers and presentations from –
▪ Students from the institutes of Law and other institutes of social sciences.
▪ Academicians and Scholars in the field of law and related fields of social sciences.
▪ Researchers & Policy Drafters.
▪ Advocates/ Legal Practitioners/ Judges and Transactional Lawyers
▪ Industry officials and the Mining personnel.
▪ Government Officers& other Law enforcement Officers
▪ Members from the Executive engaged in environmental management and clearance related to mining.

CALL FOR PAPERS
Well researched papers are invited from scholars, lawyers, practitioners, academicians, experts in mining, research scholars and related sectors and students on the themes and tenors cited above. All interested may send an abstract of not more than 500 words highlighting the key issues intended to be discussed in the paper by 10th September, 2019.
Acceptance of the abstracts will be duly intimated by 11th September, 2019 after the same have been shortlisted on the basis of quality and originality of arguments, and the full papers are required to be submitted by the authors thereafter by 25th September, 2019 11:59 PM (IST).
The authors of such papers will be given an opportunity to present their paper on the day ofseminar under various sessions. In addition to this, the presenters will be duly acclaimed by a ‘Certificate of Participation & Paper Presentation’ that will be awarded. Besides, publication of selected papers might also be considered.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION RULES
▪ The length of the abstract should not exceed 500 words.
▪ The last date of submitting the abstract is 10th September, 2019.
▪ A notification regarding acceptance of the selected abstracts will be made by 11th eptember 2019, following which Final Papers are to be submitted in the following format.

PAPER SUBMISSION RULES
▪ The length of the Paper should be within 5,000- 7,000 words including footnotes.
▪ All Papers should include an ‘abstract’ of not more than 500 words.
▪ The last date of submitting Full Paper is 25thSeptember2019.
▪ Papers will be screened by a committee of experts and only those approved be accepted for presentation.
▪ Following shall be followed both for the Abstract and Paper submission.
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FOOTNOTES/CITATION RULES
▪ All references shall be made in the form Footnotes only strictly complying with following rules.
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MISCELLANEOUS RULES
▪ Co-authorship up to two is allowed with separate registration.
▪ All Papers and Abstracts shall be sent via e-mail to uraminingconf@gmail.com as an
attachment, the subject of which should mention ‘ABSTRACT SUBMISSION’ or
‘PAPER SUBMISSION’ accordingly.
▪ Both the Abstracts and Final Papers should mandatorily have a separate Title Page
which clearly indicates the following-
 Name of the author(s)
 Designation of the author(s)
 Contact details of the author(s)
 Email Id(s) of the author(s)
▪ The participants will be responsible for the originality of the work and agree to indemnify NUJS from and against any claims, suits and damages based on any claim of copyright infringement or plagiarism or unauthorized use.
▪ The participants are expected to avoid plagiarism and submit original papers only. Thus, any previously published material shall not be accepted.
▪ NUJS assumes no responsibility for lost, delayed or incomplete entries or technical
malfunction.
▪ NUJS reserves the absolute right to cancel, defer, or postpone indefinitely, the conference in the event of the accruing of any incident, natural or man-made.
If there arises any situation that is not contemplated in the Rules, or any disputes arising in connection with eligibility, submissions of entry, marketing criteria, results; the decision on the same will be taken by the organizing committee, the final and binding authority deciding on the same shall be NUJS.

Important Dates

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REGISTRATION GUIDELINES
▪ Last Date of Registration is 12th September, 2019.
▪ For the purpose of registration for the Seminar, duly filled Registration Form is to be done via the following link: https://forms.gle/db3pna7MuagQ64Kw6
REGISTRATION FEES
▪ For Participation only ▪ ₹400/-per participant
▪ For Paper Presentation ▪ ₹500/-per presenter
▪ Participants are required to make their own arrangements for travel, local conveyance and accommodation.

PAYMENT DETAILS
Payment of Registration Fees can be made by NEFT or Bank transfer in favour of
WBNUJS A/C.
NEFT details –
ACCOUNT NAME – MINING LAW SEMINAR
ACCOUNT NO. – 520101251314511
IFSC CODE – CORP0000663
NAME OF BANK – CORPORATION BANK, NUJS BRANCH

CORE COORDINATING TEAM
SEMINAR COORDINATOR:
Dr. M.P. Chengappa, Assistant Professor;
Mr. Atul Alexander, Assistant Professor.

STUDENT COORDINATORS
Ms. RidimaSinha: +91-9008358671
Ms. Antara Bordoloi: +91-8876736879
Mr. Parth Gala:+ 91-9819868846
Mr. Anirudh Goel:+91-9163954399

Official Concept Note-Concept Note 26.8.2019 – NUJS

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