CONFERENCE 2021: THE THEME
The field of comparative constitutional law has grown immensely over the past couple of decades. Never before has the domain had such a broad range of interdisciplinary interest, with lawyers, political scientists, sociologists and even economists making contributions to our collective understanding of how constitutions are designed and operate. It is imperative to compare the legal structures of different countries in order to draw a better understanding of one’s own legal framework. Subsequently, it also allows improving the understanding of the relationship between the legal, social, political and economic spheres of a country as well as identifying opportunities for legal reforms. The ultimate aim is to deal with the plurality of constitutional rules and to draw attention to similarities and differences in order to create models to explain the values that underpin the constitutional agreements.
Driven by the global spread of democratic government and the expansion of international human rights law, the prominence and visibility of the field has grown exponentially. The use of comparative analysis to express skepticism about judicial power, constitutional design, and the status quo of liberal democracy, by opening up the range of possibilities, is squarely in the best traditions of “comparativism”, and it continues to be much needed. The conference affords an opportunity to legal professionals, learned members of the academia, research scholars and students to explore the various domain comparisons between two or more countries deemed suitable to them with the lone stipulation that India or Australia, must be taken as the basal of comparison.
The author may make a choice from either of the following sub-themes which are non-exhaustive.
- Covid-19 and the Ensuing Challenges to Democracy, Human Rights, Business, Technology, etc.
- The Scope of Freedom of Expression
- Media and Law: The Interface
- Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion
- Health and Reproductive Rights of Women
- Gender Neutrality vis-a-vis Sexual Offences
- Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and LGBTQIA Rights
- Environmental Democracy
- Minimum age of Criminal Responsibility: The Debate and Way Forward
- Right to Privacy in the Digital Age
- Personal Laws in Evolving Times
- Global Work Practices and Need for Affirmative Policies with Special Reference to Paternity Leave, Menstrual Leave, Stipulated Days/Hours of Work, etc.
|Abstract submission deadline||December 01, 2020|
|Applicants notified of outcome||December 10, 2020|
|Registration fee deadline||December 20, 2020|
|Paper submission deadline||January 25, 2021|
- Abstract: Each applicant must submit a 500 word abstract providing an overview of the proposed paper by e-mail to email@example.com no later than December 1, 2020. Each paper will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the comparative law scholarship and the theme of the conference, for example, by advancing new knowledge, connecting previously unrelated facts, offering a critique of existing law, or proposing reform.
- Important Pre-condition: It is mandatory for the applicant to consider either India or Australia in the comparative framework.
- Requirement of Duly Filling the Google Form: The applicant must duly fill the mandatory google form along-with his entry, the link whereof is – https://forms.gle/V8ku5yt7pUzKZjYg8
- Date of Communication of Acceptance of Abstract: The organizing committee will notify each applicant of whether his or her abstract has been accepted by December 10, 2020. Decisions of the organizing committee to accept papers for presentation at the conference shall be final.
- Date of Payment of Registration Fee: On selection of the abstract, the author(s) must pay the required fees no later than December 20, 2020. The link for the payment portal shall be sent to the authors whose abstract would be selected along-with the acceptance mail.
- Date of Submission of Paper: Applicants selected by the organizing committee to participate in the conference must submit their complete paper by the deadline of January 25, 2021.
- Paper Format: Each paper must be between 7,500 and 10,000 words and include headings and properly formatted footnote citations (end notes are not permissible). Papers must be in MS Word format with Times New Roman font on an A4 size paper and 1” margin on all sides, font size 12 and line spacing of 1.5. ILI Rules of Footnoting (Indian contributors)/Any other suitable mode of Footnoting used as a norm in the research community of a country (Foreign Nationals), may be followed. [They would be standardized at the time of selection for publication].
- E-Mail: Papers/abstracts must be submitted by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Registration Fee: Each successful applicant must pay the conference registration fee as prescribed herein-below, no later than December 20, 2020. Only one co-author is permitted. The registration fee is non-refundable.
- Partcipation: Anyone interested in hearing the deliberations that transpire in the inaugural keynote speaker session, valedictory ceremony or a technical session, is invited to merely participate in the conference on payment of a minimal fee herein-below stipulated. The participant may pose questions, access literature and shall be entitled to a certificate in the capacity of an attendee. He/she would however, not be acknowledged as a paper presenter.**
- Mode of Organizing: To reiterate, the conference may be in online or offline mode, strictly in accordance with the prevalent government norms. The mode of conference shall be intimated to each participant timely.
- Accommodation: If the conference is organized in the physical mode, accommodation, ordinarily, would not be provided by the organizers considering the pandemic situation however, on a special request made by the participant/presenter, the requisite arrangement may be made in accordance with his/her desire on payment of the appropriate fee. There is no provision for TA.
- Attendance: Participants must attend the conference on both days to receive a participation certificate, which will be presented only at the conclusion of the conference.
- Publication Opportunities: All abstracts shall be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be published in an edited book (with ISBN) following the conference. If deemed suitable, papers may also be accommodated in peer-reviewed, refereed journal (s), as the case may be. In this regard however, the editorial wisdom of the editors and the feedback of the judges shall be conclusive in selecting the worthiness of the paper to be published. Further details against this backdrop will be provided in due course.
For further queries, please contact the Student Organizing Team at:
Ms. Agrimaa Singh Mr. Aadarsh Kothari
+91-8889199099 +91- 7980402727
Write to us at: All queries pertaining to the conference may be directed to the e-mail ID referred herein-above i.e., email@example.com.