CfP: Conference on International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws – Lloyd Law College, Noida [March 17] Submit by Jan 20

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A one-day International Conference on International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws will be held on March 17, 2018, at Lloyd Law College.

Objectives

International humanitarian law, refugee law and human rights law are complementary bodies of law that share a common goal, the protection of the lives, health, and dignity of persons. They form a complex network of complementary protections and it is essential that we understand how they interact.

Through this conference, our aim is to increase understanding about these laws and discuss to identify the emerging concerns and plausible solutions for the same. The Conference aims to bring together experts and interested parties of international law and provide them a platform where they can discuss and debate the contemporary and challenging issues of under the theme.

The conference shall be a one-day event graced by prominent jurists, lawyers and academicians, and students having expertise and knowledge in the field of public international law.

Call for Papers

LLC-CILS invites papers for presentation from academicians, experts, lawyers and research scholars from India and abroad. To provide the authors an opportunity for an in-depth analysis and discussion, an expert committee would shortlist papers for presentation under various thematic sessions.

The papers will be shortlisted on the basis of quality, innovative ideas, and originality of presentation. Author/s are requested to submit a self-attested undertaking (attached to this call) stating the originality of their work, along with their full paper.

Following are the broad themes, though any topic which does not fall within the given themes but is related to the Conference objective may be accepted as per the discretion of the panel of experts. 

Broad Themes for the Conference

  1. Interface of international humanitarian law and human rights law;
  2. Refugees and internally displaced persons in international humanitarian law;
  3. Law of non-international armed conflicts;
  4. Protection of (i) civilians; (ii) prisoners of war; (iii) combatants; (iv) women and children;
  5. Rules on protected zones and occupied territories;
  6. Protection of natural and cultural resources in times of armed conflicts;
  7. International humanitarian law –Asian Perspectives;
  8. International organizations and international humanitarian law;
  9. United Nations Peacekeeping forces and international humanitarian law;
  10. Implementation, compliance, enforcement, and responsibility of states under the international humanitarian law during peace times.

Collaborations

The Conference will be guided by resource persons having experience and expertise in matters relating to international law such legal professionals, academicians, institutional experts, and members of international organizations. Through mutually collaborating with these experts and professionals we seek to disseminate knowledge, views, and opinions about the critically influential field of international humanitarian and refugee laws.

Abstract Submission

The author(s)/researcher(s) have to submit the abstract by the stipulated date. Based on the abstract, the author(s)/researcher(s) will be informed about the selection and will be asked to submit the full paper. The abstract should include:

  1. Title of the abstract and theme;
  2. Name, designation and institution of author(s)/researcher(s), email, phone number;
  3. Abstract (Issues, Methodology, Value-addition and Usefulness of the research);
  4. The abstract limit is up to 300 words. It must be typewritten in Times New Roman font, 12 points, with 1.5 line spacing and ‘justified’ alignment. No footnotes shall be provided in the abstract;
  5. Keywords (5-6);
  6. All abstracts are to be submitted at in MS Word .doc or .docx format, with the subject titled as ‘ABSTRACT: YOUR NAME(s) AND COLLEGE;
  7. Up to two Co-authors are allowed.

Full Paper

The selected author(s)/researcher(s) will have to submit the full paper by the stipulated date.

  1. The paper should have the cover page that will include: theme, title of the paper, name, designation, and institution of author(s)/ researcher(s), E-mail, Contact number;
  2. The Final Paper limit shall be not less than 4500 words and not more than 6000 words and must be typewritten in Times New Roman font, 12 points, with 1.5 line spacing and ‘justified’ alignment.;
  3. All footnotes shall be in Times New Roman, 10 points, 1-point line spacing and ‘justified’ alignment;
  4. All full papers are to be submitted at [email protected] in MS Word .doc or .docx format with the subject titled as ‘FULL PAPER: YOUR NAME(s) & COLLEGE’, respectively.

Citation

  1. All citations shall be placed in foot-notes;
  2. The ILI pattern should be strictly followed in the footnoting and citation. The mode of citation to be followed is available here.

Review of Abstracts and Full Papers

  1. Submissions shall be reviewed by a distinguished panel of impartial judges and academicians. Submissions will be judged anonymously;
  2. The submissions must be original and unpublished works of the authors. They should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere;
  3. Plagiarism of any nature will attract immediate disqualification;
  4. The contributions presented to and accepted for publication and the copyrights therein shall be the intellectual property of the Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida.
  5. The organizers reserve the right to reject entries that do not conform to the aforesaid rules.

Publication

The selected full papers will be reviewed separately and published as an edited volume from a reputed legal publisher.

Conference Registration Fee

Registration Fees* (in IRS)
Academicians/ Experts/Lawyers2500/-
PhD Scholars/ Researchers/Students1500/-
Observers/Participants**500/-
*Separate registration for co-author(s).** Participants will be provided conference kits, participation certificates, tea and lunch.

Free one-day accommodation will be available to limited no. of outstation delegates at university guest house and nearby other guest houses/hotels around conference venue.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission: January 20, 2018
  • Notification of Selection: January 25, 2018
  • Submission of Full Paper: February 25, 2018
  • Dates of the Conference:  March 17, 2018

Tentative Schedule

08:30 AMRegistration
08:30 AM to 09:00 AMTea
09:00 AM to 11:30 AM

(3 Parallel Sessions)

Technical Session IInternational Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Technical Session IIRefugees and IDPs in International Humanitarian Law
Technical Session IIILaw of Non-international Armed Conflicts
11:30 AM to 11:45 PMTea Break
11:45 AM to 01:15 PM

(3 Parallel Sessions)

Technical Session IVProtection of civilians, Prisoners of Wars, Combatants, Women, and Children
Technical Session VProtection of Natural and Cultural Resources in Armed Conflicts
Technical Session VIInternational Humanitarian Law: Asian Perspectives
01:15 PM to 02:00 PMLunch
02:00 PM to 03:30 PM

(2 Parallel Sessions)

Technical Session VIIInternational Organisations and Humanitarian Law
Technical Session VIIIImplementation of International Humanitarian Law during Peace times
03:30 PM  to 04:00 PMTea
04:00 PM to 05:00 PMValedictory Session

Contact

Email: [email protected]

For details, view the concept note given here

Author: Keshav

He is a scholar of Masters in Diplomacy, Law, and Business at Jindal School of International Affairs; a law graduate; an ardent and passionate writer; an enthusiastic learner; a liberal opinionist, a workaholic, a night owl, and a humble, witty character.