The Conference on Custom and International Investment Law held at Washington,U.S.A, 23rd -24th September 2020.

Venue : The America University Washington College of Law

Date : 23rd and 24th September 2019

No registration fee.

About the Conference

The conference’s subject is “Custom and International Investment law”. The connection between customary international law (CIL) and international investment law has never been more pronounced. Despite this, several areas and topics that highlight this inter-connection remain woefully under analyzed and consistently overlooked. The present conference aims at addressing this Lacuna. The event will bring together leading academics, international judges/arbitrators and other practitioners, to discuss the most pertinent issues relating to the interaction between CIL and the International Investment Law, both from a theoretical and a practical perspective.

Call for Papers

The Organizing Committee of the conference “Custom and International Investment Law” is pleased to invite to the Conference, which will hold six thematic panels, an expert round-table and feature several keynote speakers (with invited experts and speakers, inter alia a former judge of International Court of Arbitrators). Scholars and practitioners interested in presenting during the Conference are encouraged to send their proposals. In selecting speakers, the Organizing Committee will consider the quality of the proposed papers. Each paper will be double-blind peer reviewed. Also, the speakers are requested to submit their paper before the conference (deadline 1st September 2020). Submitting the papers on that date is a precondition in order to be considered for the prepared publication. Authors of papers , which will be selected for publications, will be given time (until 1st November) to prepare the final version of their article/ chapter.

Within this framework, six main thematic issues will be discussed. Therefore, we invite submission of proposals engaging with any aspect that falls under the purview of these thematic issues as a dimension of the overarching theme of the conference. The organizers welcome proposals addressing one of the following issues, which set out exemplary but not exhaustive questions that may be addressed in the presentation and paper.

Thematic Issues

Thematic Issue 1: Importance and Evolution of CIL in International Investment Law. How has the evolution of international investment law affected our understanding of CIL? How and to what extent does CIL remain relevant for the contemporary problems with which
international investment law is faced? What can we learn from the practice of the mixed claims commissions (Mexico/Venezuela, Versailles Treaty commissions, etc.) regarding the emergence and development of customary rules of investment law? How did/do 19th and 20th century customary investment law rules (or the fact of their absence) influence or impact the
emergence of the present-day ISDS and investment treaty regime? How would the investment regime look like today if at certain points in time a customary rule (e.g.: NIEO) had emerged, while in fact it didn’t (counter-factual thinking)?

Thematic Issue 2: Interpretation of CIL in International Investment Law. Despite the importance of CIL in International Investment Law, both as primary and secondary rules, an area that has been relatively untouched has been that of interpretation of CIL. Investment tribunals do not merely identify the content of CIL rules through the classical doctrine of
State practice and opinio juris, but quite often achieve this content-determination through a process of interpretation that resembles quite closely that of treaty interpretation. The point of this thematic issue will be to explore this method of content-determination of CIL, and investigate the interpretative practices of CIL that are characteristic of International
Investment Law. For instance, are we dealing with rules of interpretation, or just merely principles of logic, when we discuss interpretation of CIL in international investment law? How similar are these rules/principles to treaty interpretation (i.e. do we use teleological, systemic, or other methods known in treaty interpretation)? Have the rules of interpretation themselves been interpreted by investment tribunals?

Thematic Issue 3: State Responsibility and Wrongfulness in International Investment Law. Within this thematic issue, the relevant issues are how the customary rules on State responsibility are applied in international investment law. Several sub-sets of rules on State responsibility raise intriguing questions within the scope of international investment law,
circumstances precluding wrongfulness, most notably countermeasures and state of necessity, being the most prominent of these. How do investment arbitration tribunals apply and interpret the customary rules of state responsibility? How do domestic courts, ruling on challenges to investment arbitration awards, apply and interpret the customary rules of state responsibility? Is there a noticeable difference between the practice of arbitral tribunals and domestic courts? Do arbitral tribunals/domestic courts follow and ICJ practice and the ILC commentary or do they significantly deviate from them? If so, do they do so across the board
or only regarding specific rules and specific topics? Has there been a change in the practice since the adoption of the 2001 ILC Articles?

Thematic Issue 4: State Responsibility and Compensation. Despite the fact that state responsibility and standards of compensation are a critical issue in contemporary investment arbitration there is still a great degree of uncertainty surrounding these topics. This is further exacerbated by the fact that a clear understanding of their normative status and interplay is crucial not only to the adopted litigation strategy, but also to the decision of whether to pursue litigation of a dispute at all. Within this thematic issue, we aim to examine a number of critical issues. Should the standards of compensation be perceived as reflecting CIL? Are the established methods of valuation, if any, norms of CIL? How do courts arrive at these standards, through an evaluation of state practice and opinio juris or through an interpretative exercise of a more general pre-existing CIL rule? Given the criticism of PCIJ and ICJ judgments on investment law (see, for instance, the debate on whether the PCIJ really applied CIL in the Chorzów Factory case) what is truly the content of the contemporary principles for damages and compensation that stem from CIL? In sum, which of the following are the methods that are applied in investment law? Are they an assertion, an application or an interpretation of existing CIL rules? Or are they perhaps something entirely new and beyond custom or even beyond law?

Thematic Issue 5: CIL and Execution and Annulment Proceedings Before Domestic Courts. The role of CIL in execution and annulment proceedings in domestic courts is the focal point of this thematic issue. Examining the practice of national courts and regional or country specific differences with respect to their approach to CIL and investment law will yield interesting results. For example, how do domestic courts interpret and apply CIL in execution and annulment proceedings? What different patterns exist and what are the reasons for such divergences (or convergences) of the national approaches? What is the approach of domestic courts to the elements of custom under international law? Are there differences discernible with regard to specific issue areas or with regard to specific countries?

Thematic Issue 6: TWAIL, CIL and International Investment Law. The questions to be asked within this thematic issue are: What lessons that can be learned from the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), e.g. which customary norms derive from the times of gunboat diplomacy and how has their continued relevance shaped the investment regime as it stands today? What are the regional differences regarding their approach to CIL and what can we learn from the diverse practice of various continents (in opposition to the Western-centric prevailing attitude)? For example, is there a regional Latin American CIL of relevance for international investment law and arbitration?

Application Process

To submit a proposal, please send an email to the following address, attaching an abstract of max. 800 words, together with a CV (no more than 2 pages) in a single document (.pdf format).


A selected number of papers presented during the Conference are intended to be included in an edited volume published by a renowned Publisher. To be considered for the planned publication the participants should send their paper (or at least a very advanced draft thereof) to the organizers before or on 1st September 2020. Selected applicants whose contributions
will be included in the book will be informed shortly after the end of the Conference, and should send their final version of the chapter no later than 1st November 2020. More information will be provided in due course.
Should the quality and interest in publication in the edited volume exceed the capacity of an edited volume, the option will be offered to publish some of the papers that will not feature in the book in a special issue on Investment and Custom in a well-respected international law journal.

Please take into account the following timetable:
1 April 2020 – Closing date for the submission of abstracts and CV
20 April 2020 – Applicants will be informed of the results of the selection process
1 September 2020 – Closing date for the submission of a paper.
23/24 September 2020 – the Conference
1 November 2020 – final date to submit an article/chapter for publication (to be confirmed with editors)

The participants of the Conference should register on the provided website, however, we are happy to inform that the Conference will have no registration fee for all participants.

For queries –

We also invite potential sponsors, if interested, to contact the Organizers of the Conference at the above email.

International Conference @ ZAKIR HUSAIN DELHI COLLEGE

International Conference


“Gandhi and the Contemporary World”

February 25-26 , 2016


(University of Delhi)

Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, New Delhi – 110002

The broader themes to be discussed include:

  • Gandhi’s Non-violence and Swaraj
  • Gandhi and  Nation Building
  • Gandhi and modernity
  • Gandhi and religion/ethics
  • Gandhi and market
  • Gandhi and social justice
  • Gandhi and environment
  • Gandhi and the Twenty-First Century

Last Date for Submission of abstract: 15th December, 2015 (500 words)

Selection of abstracts by 21st December, 2015. Intimation by email.

Last date for submission of full papers: 30th January, 2016.

Abstracts can be sent to

Note: Selected paper presenters will have to pay Rs. 1000/- as registration fees.

For further details contact:

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

Convener, Gandhi Study Circle


      International Conference

Gandhi and the Contemporary World

(25-26, February, 2016, New Delhi)

Gandhi Study Circle, Zakir Husain Delhi College

(University of Delhi)

Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110002 Ph: 011- 23232218, 23233420, Fax 23215906

Concept Note

 Gandhi had an unparallel influence on the moral, political and social development of India and the world. He had an abiding faith in the unfailing power of non-violence and the ultimate victory of truth. It was out of this faith that Gandhi evolved his “Satyagraha (the exercise of soul force) against all injustice and exploitation. His mission in life was attainment of “Swaraj”. Swaraj for Gandhi reflects attainment of true democracy. Gandhi’s “Swaraj” meant more than mere political independence. It meant Indian spiritual liberation through a fundamental change in each individual’s moral perception.

Essentially, Gandhi was a moral prophet who had declared an unequivocal resistance to all concentrations of power, force and violence. He viewed the modern liberal democratic state as technocratic and exploitative which not only curtailed individual freedom, but also failed to bring about any lasting social harmony.

Gandhi took a holistic view of human life and wanted all aspects of life -social, economic, and political -to be dovetailed for the creation of a harmonious and exploitation free society. But the modern industrial civilization has made the task arduous. The challenges have increased and come from the new threat of greater technological superiority of industrial power over the financial and economic institutions of world through the policies of globalization. Forces of globalization and marketization have intruded every sphere of human life. Worsening inequality is the hallmark of the new world brought by forces of globalization. In vital spheres, the capacity of the state to act in the interests of citizens is also shrinking.

The task before the developing societies is not merely one of growth or development to catch up with the material standard of the industrialized west but of self- reliance, equity, justice and dignity and the concern for entire humanity regardless of distinctions of caste, race, religion or region. Today, there is also a global threat of resource exhaustion and ozone depletion, the problem of rising population, and the impoverishment of vast masses of people. The world is also besieged with array of ethnic, religious, national antagonism.

All the problems posed above require a critical understanding and reflection. At a time when Marxism is embattled and Market Liberalism has gained credence, return to Gandhi allows us to introspect the today’s beleaguered society with a different vantage point. The primary objective of this two day conference is to provide a platform for constructive dialogue and deliberation for academicians, researchers, policy makers, and students on some of the issues and problems posed above. Many eminent scholars from across the world as well from India will deliberate on the above themes. Some of the prominent speakers include Prof. Dennis Dalton from Columbia University, Prof. Antony Copley, University of Kent, Prof. Douglas Allen, University of Maine, USA, Prof. Tridip Suhrud and Dr. Rajmohan Gandhi. The conference will be a two-day event starting from 25th Feb, 2016.The conference will be held in the Conference Centre, University of Delhi.

The broader themes to be discussed include:

  • Gandhi’s Non-violence and Swaraj
  • Gandhi and Nation Building
  • Gandhi and modernity
  • Gandhi and religion/ethics
  • Gandhi and market
  • Gandhi and social justice
  • Gandhi and environment
  • Gandhi and the Twenty-First Century


Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

Gandhi Study Circle

Zakir Husain Delhi College,

University of Delhi

Call for Papers: National seminar on “EMERGING TRENDS IN BUSINESS: ISSUES, OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES”(Lot of good themes to write upon for law students)

1. Business Management
Ø ICT in Business
Ø Corporate Social Responsibility
Ø Sustainable growth and development
Ø Laws Governing Business
Ø Private Equity in various businesses
2. Marketing
Ø Digital Marketing
Ø Green Marketing
Ø Rural Marketing
Ø Social Marketing
Ø Retail Marketing
3. Banking and Finance
Ø Financial Engineering
Ø Financial Inclusion
Ø Rural Retail Banking in India
Ø Ethical Banking
Ø Role of Commercial Banks in Economic Development
4. Accounting
Ø Human Resource Accounting Practices in India
Ø Environment Accounting related to sustainable
Ø Accounting information an important managerial tool
for decision making
Ø Emerging Auditing Practices
Ø Mergers and Acquisition

Guidelines for submission of Research
Registration Fees:
1. The Paper should be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12 and 1.5 line spacing.
2. The paper should be in word file with 1 &1/2” margin on the left and 1” margin on the right.
3. The Paper should not exceed 1500 words.
4. Manuscript should not exceed 6 pages including graphs, tables and appendices.
5. The cover page of manuscript must contain the title of the paper, author’s name, mailings address, and acknowledgment, if any.
6. The cover page should not be a part of the paper so as to facilitate peer review of the paper.
7. References should be given at the end of the paper and should be as per the APA style.
8. All notes must be serially numbered and given at the bottom of the pages at footnote.
9. In case of website references, the entire URL should be provided by the authors.
10. Send your paper at

Selected outstanding quality papers will be published in a compendium with ISBN which would be given to the paper presenters on the day of the seminar

for more download brochure : COMMERCE SEMINAR (1)

Delhi Seminar, 2015 (Only few seats left for attendees )

National Seminar on “The Critical Role of the civil society organizations in Combating Trafficking in Human Beings


When : 10th January, 2015
Where : Indian Law Institute, New Delhi *

Organiser : Kat Katha in collaboration with Knowledge Steez

Who Can Apply : Law Students, Academicians, Lawyers and those associated with NGOs are eligible to apply. Students and Academicians from social sciences, managements and from other disciplines are also eligible.

ON SPOT REGISTRATION CHARGES for non-paper presenters : INR 500/-


Certificates will be awarded to all people including Non-presenters but attendees.

Seminar: January 10, 2015


Convener : Geetanjali Babbar
Co-convener: Narendra Pandey – 09015137370
For General Queries Contact:

Aditya Mishra: 08255090897
Tejaswini Ranjan: / Phone Number: 07870428816
for more visit website :


For NEFT Bank details:

Name of Account Holder : KAT  KATHA

Name of the bank : Punjab National Bank

Branch: DDA Shopping Center, Ghazipur, Delhi-96

IFSC code: PUNB0483800

Account no: 4838000100043812

*Please take the screenshot of the NEFT Transaction success page, required to mail us as the confirmation.


We are no more accepting papers for the seminar

Call for papers: Internet Journal of Restorative Justice

The Internet Journal of Restorative Justice (IJRJ) is a free, international, peer-reviewed e-journal in the field of restorative justice.

Its primary aim is to publish scholarly, peer-reviewed articles of the highest standard from many areas of expertise including restorative practices in schools, neighbourhoods, organizations and businesses, family matters and (youth) care, restorative justice in the criminal and juvenile justice system, restorative justice in prison settings and restorative aftercare.

Key aims include:

  • Inform and influence social justice policy at national and international levels
  • Enable those with limited resources to freely access scholarly and peer-reviewed articles on restorative justice including students, practitioners and the public
  • Push the barriers of restorative justice and challenge conventional approaches
  • Enable junior researchers to publish alongside leading names in restorative justice, and encourage a dialogue between various generations of academics
  • Increase awareness of the restorative justice concept and help address misconceptions about its potential and limitations.

All submissions should be made to at any given time during the year. The Internet Journal of Restorative Justice publishes papers on an ongoing basis.  Only original manuscripts not published previously or currently under consideration will be considered. Young researchers and academics, students, graduates and those who are at the early stages of their career are encouraged to make a submission to the Journal. We also publish Book Reviews, Article Reviews and short critical pieces. All submissions will be subject to the normal process of peer review. The review process normally takes less than 8 weeks.

The Internet Journal of Restorative Justice publishes its papers and reviews online for free. These can be downloaded from the RJ4All website. Annual subscriptions and donations are encouraged so as to enable RJ4All to continue publishing the journal online for free. We do not believe in charging for information that should be disseminated widely and freely.

Read here the Editorial Guidelines and submissions.

To submit your article or book review:


International Conference on Corporate Governance: Corporate Corruption and Sustainability

IPE organizing a 2-day International Conference on “Corporate Governance: Corporate Corruption and Sustainability” during 20-21 November 2014 at IPE, Hyderabad.

Conference Themes (suggestive, not limited to)
• Regulatory Requirements
• Boards
• Succession Planning
• Risk Management
• Internal Control
• Fraud Prevention
• Whistle Blowing
• SME Governance
• Not-For-Profit Firm’s Governance
• Islamic Governance
• Sustainability

Submissions must be in MS Word in 3000-5000 words. The text should be in Times New Roman 12 font size, with headings in 14 font size. The abstract should be printed on A4 size paper. It should include the title of the paper, author’s complete details (designation, address, telephone, fax and email). The name(s) of the author(s) should not appear on any other page of the paper.
Only those papers that adhere to the guidelines will be considered for review. All papers are to be submitted by electronic mail to The last date for submission of full papers is 31st July 2014. Acceptance is subject to review.

A few selected papers from among those accepted shall be published in the form of an edited book. Exceptional papers will be accepted for publication in the Indian Journal of Corporate Governance (a bi-annual refereed journal) and Malaysian Accounting Review

International Conference on Social Media Marketing

ORGANIZED BY: L.N Welingkar Institute of Management, Development & Research, Bangalore, India in academic association with Academy of Indian Marketing (AIM)

WHEN: 25th-26th July, 2014

WHERE: Bangalore, India

CALL FOR PAPERS: The conference seeks to enhance ones understanding of social media and develop models and methods to enhance effectiveness of marketing in emerging markets. Papers are invited from  prospective students, students in other international and national universities, alumni, corporates and research scholars on the following theme.

THEME: Social Media Marketing in Emerging Markets


  1. Using Social Media for On-going dialogue with the consumer
  2. Co-creation by involving the consumer
  3. Social Media Opportunities across different sectors
  4. Governance & policy Making
  5. Impact of Social Media in the B2B space
  6. Social Media in Spiritual Space
  7. Social Media Opportunites in different countries (India, China, South Afric, South Korea, Indonesia)


  • Submission of extended Abstract: Feb 1, 2014
  • Decision on extended Abstract:  Feb 28, 2014
  • Submission of Final Paper: April 15, 2014

SUBMISSION GUIDELINE: All entries must be mailed to before the said deadlines.

For contact details and other sub-themes, please visit the following link –


Call for Papers: 30th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE)

WHEN: September 26-28, 2013

WHERE: University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland


Polish Association of Law and Economics (PSEAP), in cooperation with the Centre for Economic Analyses of Public Sector at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Warsaw and Warsaw School of Economics.


Those interested in presenting a paper are invited to submit the paper (in draft form), together with a short abstract, following the online procedure. Priority in selection will be given to completed papers.

Papers may be on any topic in or related to Law and Economics including:

Property rights, property law and growth – Antitrust and Regulation – Bankruptcy, Commercial Corporate Law and Corporate Governance – Behavioural Law and Economics – Comparative Law and Economics – Contract Theory and Contract Law – Crime, Deterrence and Criminal Law – Environmental Law and Economics – Experimental Law and Economics – Family Law, Gender, and Discrimination – Health Law – Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy – International Law, International Trade, and Immigration – Labour and Employment Law – Law and Development – Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Legal Process – Market and Non-market Regulation – Mergers and Acquisitions – Political economy and public choice – Public and Administrative Law – Finance, Securities and Capital Market Regulation – Taxation and Social Welfare – Theory of the Firm (Includes Non-Profits and Government Orgs.) – Tort Law and Compensation Systems.

Emphasis on economic analyses of regulation, including regulatory impact assessment, is particularly welcome.


Authors, who fulfill the eligibility requirements (doctors no more than 2 years from the completion of their academic education) are also invited to enter the competition to win the Goran Skogh Award for the most promising paper presented at the EALE Conference. The winner will receive €1000.

Poster sessions will also be organized during the conference.


  • Paper submission deadline: March 29, 2013
  • Communication of Acceptance: May 30, 2013
  • Final papers due by: July 30, 2013
  • Registration by: August 10, 2013

Source Link:

International Conference by National Institute of Advanced Studies

WHEN: 8th & 9th January, 2013
WHERE:  JRD Tata Auditorium, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India
ORGANIZER: The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) in collaboration with M.S.
Swaminathan Foundation, Chennai (MSSRF)
THEME: Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in India: The Future We Want

  • Issues and Challenges facing Indian Agriculture
  • Enhancing Agriculture productivity of Major Crops (Rice, Wheat, Maize,Pulses, Oilseeds)
  • Fisheries, Livestock and Agroforestry
  • Improving Small Farm Productivity
  • Investments, Institutions and Policies for supporting agriculture
  • New agricultural technology/ innovations/ practices
  • 50 years after Silent Spring: Looking back & looking forward

CALL FOR PAPERS: Participants are required to send full paper of their talks (10-12 pages on specific conference theme) before 15th November 2012, to enable screening and selection.

REGISTRATION FEE: The  registration fee for students is Rs.750/- (from India) and $65 (from outside India). The Registration Fee includes meals, refreshments, conference materials and invite to all sessions of the programme. The last date for registration will be 15th November 2012.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: All papers to be submitted to by 15th November, 2012.

For further queries, kindly visit the following link:

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