International Conference on Comparative Law | Amity Law School and School of Business and Law, ECU Australia

By | October 26, 2020
International Conference on Comparative Law

Amity Law School, Noida and School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University invite you for International Conference on Comparative Law on 19-20 February 2021.

About the International Conference on Comparative Law

Amity Law School, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh(India) in partnership with the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University (Western Australia) is delighted to host an International Conference on the broad theme of Comparative Law on February 19-20, 2021 at the Noida, Uttar Pradesh campus of Amity University.

About the organizers 

Amity Law School, Noida [Amity University, Uttar Pradesh (India)]

Amity University is a leading research private university established in 2005 under a State Act. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an “A+” grade. The University has twenty-one campuses in India and eight international locations. It provides higher education in diverse disciplines, including an excellent law program through Amity Law School.

Amity Law School, Noida has been conferred the South Asia Legal Excellence Award, best emerging Law school award by SILF and MILAT along with the “Promising Law School‟ award by Legal Desire. The Law School is committed to preparing the next generation of legal professionals who are fully equipped to face the demands of the profession. It is focused on the student experience and aims to provide an intellectually stimulating learning environment for its nearly five thousand students.

The Law School’s curriculum integrates learning about legal concepts with practical training, and its legal academics work collaboratively toward achieving these goals. The Law School presently offers three undergraduate five-year LLB programmes: BA LLB (H), BBA LLB (H) and B.Com LLB (H). It also offers a three-year LLB along-with an LLM and PhD.

School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

Edith Cowan University, named after Edith Dircksey Cowan, the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament, has more than 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, originating from more than 100 countries. Established in 1991, their outstanding achievement has been recognized throughout Australia and internationally through awards, grants, scholarships and prizes.

The School of Business and Law, an integral part of ECU was recognized by QILT as the top public university in Western Australia for Teaching Quality and Graduate Satisfaction, in the undergraduate fields of Business and Management, and Law and Paralegal Studies.

For 13 years in a row, ECU has achieved a 5-star rating for teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide. ECU is also ranked in the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings. It is committed to widening participation and breaking down barriers that restrict entry to education and continue to work on the enhancement and development of alternative entry pathways to higher education. Further information on Edith Cowan University is available at https://www.ecu.edu.au/.

Conference 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.

Sub-themes

The author may make a choice from either of the following sub-themes which are non-exhaustive.

  1. Covid-19 and the Ensuing Challenges to Democracy, Human Rights, Business, Technology, etc.
  2. The Scope of Freedom of Expression
  3. Media and Law: The Interface
  4. Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion
  5. Health and Reproductive Rights of Women
  6. Gender Neutrality vis-a-vis Sexual Offences
  7. Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and LGBTQIA Rights
  8. Environmental Democracy
  9. Minimum age of Criminal Responsibility: The Debate and Way Forward
  10. Right to Privacy in the Digital Age
  11. Personal Laws in Evolving Times
  12. Global Work Practices and Need for Affirmative Policies with Special Reference to Paternity Leave, Menstrual Leave, Stipulated Days/Hours of Work, etc. 

Who can participate?

Anyone interested is invited to merely participate in the conference on payment of a minimal fee herein-below stipulated.

Participation Fee 

Indian National – Rs. 400/-

Australian National – 8 AU$

Other Foreign National – 5 AU$

Registration Fees [For Presentation]

No. of Author(s)Indian NationalAustralian NationalOther Foreign National
Single AuthorRs. 1,00020 AU$15 US$
Co-Author Rs. 1,50030 AU$20 US$

Date of conference

19-20 February 2021

Last date of Payment of Registration Fee

On selection of the abstract, the author(s) must pay the required by 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.

Last 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.

Format

The conference will take place over two days. It will open with an inaugural session hosting keynote addresses by eminent speakers from India and Australia, to be followed by the notified technical sessions. The second day shall commence with the presentation of research papers in the respective panels, as ascertained by the organizing committee on the basis of the designated sub-themes and papers finalized for presentation.

The jury will select the best paper from each session for special recognition in the valedictory ceremony that will conclude the finale day.[*The Organizing Committee reserves the right to make suitable modifications, wherever deemed necessary in the conference format. Also, the decision of the organizing committee/judges shall be final in this regard. It will not be subjected to any question/justification/dispute whatsoever. ]*

Most notable in this regard is that considering the present COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent unforeseeable circumstances, the conference may be organized in the offline and/or online mode, depending strictly on the government advisory issued at that point in time. Information regarding this aspect shall gradually be communicated.

Application Instructions 

  1. Abstract: Each applicant must submit a 500-word abstract providing an overview of the proposed paper by e-mail to [email protected] 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.
  2. 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
  3. Paper Format: Each paper must be between 7,500 and 10,000 words and include headings and properly formatted footnote citations (endnotes 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 modes 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].
  4. E-Mail: Papers/abstracts must be submitted by e-mail to [email protected].
  5. 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.

To view the official notification Click Here

Contact for any queries 

  1. Ms. Agrimaa Singh       +91-88891 99099
  2. Mr. Aadarsh Kothari   +91-79804 02727

Reported By: Agrimaa Singh


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