International Virtual Conference | SVKM’s NMIMS School of Law

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NMIMS, SCHOOL OF LAW, NAVI MUMBAI invites students and faculty from around the globe to participate in “The Colloquium”, which is an international conference wherein students and faculty shall be provided with the opportunity to present their articles or research papers on the specified theme. Selected papers shall be published in NMIMS, Navi Mumbai`s law journal.

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Theme

Humanity has persevered through long years of arduous and often violent demands to be guaranteed an internationally recognised set of universal rights that pander to the social and civil liberties of lawful citizens. Civil and Social Rights have effectively come to be the central focus of democratic societies which are built on the values of liberty, equality, and fraternity.

International conventions and domestic constitutions have, for long, provided many evolving Civil and Social Rights, however, violations of such rights have been pivotal to legal, political, and social discourse since time immemorial.

It is civil society’s continuing endeavour to guarantee these rights to its every citizen. It is the challenge in this endeavour that keeps the politico-legal sphere in our society in constant motion. “The Colloquium” is SOL, N.M.I.M.S. Navi Mumbai’s contribution to the same

Sub-themes

  • Slavery
    Human trafficking and slavery in the 21st century
    Rights against the involvement of child soldiers in the militia
    The nexus between poverty and slavery in the modern world
  • Civil and Social Rights in a Pandemic
    Compromise on Right to Health (eg. during the COVID-19 pandemic)
    Issues in emergency e-learning in the COVID-19 pandemic
    COVID-19 as a great economic equalizer?
    Disability during a pandemic

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  • Religion and Law
    Right to Atheism: The newest religion is no religion
    Artificial Intelligence and the Right to Religion
    Right against genocide (International legal norms)
  • Rights of Prisoners
    Rights of prisoners during a pandemic
    The anti-poor bail system and the civil rights of economically weak citizens
    Right of the detained and prisoners against police brutality
  • Civil and Social Rights on the Internet and Right to Privacy
    Mass surveillance and the right to privacy
    Basic civil and social rights in the electronic realm
    Right to be forgotten as a civil/social right
    Predictive analytics on social media and the Right to Privacy
  • Sex and Sexuality as Civil Rights
    Sex work in law and society
    Non-binary rights (eg. 7 years since NALSA v. UOI)
    Legitimising polyamory as a civil and social right
    Queer families’ right to adopt
  • Miscellaneous
    Food security as a Civil and Social Right
    Right to bodily integrity (eg. declining motherhood)
    Extending Civil and Social Rights to Animals (eg. veganism)
    Fundamental rights mentioned in the Indian Constitution
    Constitutional Rights
    Rights mentioned under the UN Charter
    Rights pertaining to race, caste discrimination

Any other topics pertaining to the broad theme “Civil and Social Rights” can be perused. Any sub-theme or its components can be used as prompts to indicate the political, social, legal, or environmental effects on civil and social rights.

Guidelines

  • Articles should not exceed 4000 words
  • Research papers should not exceed 8000 words.
  • Articles and Research papers should be preceded by an extended abstract of not more than 2000 words.
  • Authors must ensure original and plagiarism free submission.
  • Font Type and Size of the main text must be Times New Roman, 12.
  • Font Type and Size of footnotes must be Times New Roman, 10.
  • Line Spacing of the main text and footnotes must be 1.5 and 1, respectively.
  • Use of headings and Sub-Headings is encouraged.
  • Plagiarism Limit: 15% or below
  • Citations shall be in the format of the latest Bluebook (20th Edition)/Chicago style of citation

Associated Submission Requirements (Mandatory)

  • All authors are requested to submit a plagiarism report along with the submissions
  • All selected authors shall submit a Copyright Undertaking in favour of NMIMS, Navi Mumbai for the purpose of publication of research papers

Important Dates

  • 15th of February 2021 – Submission of Extended Abstract
  • 25th of February 2021 – Intimation of Selection of Abstracts
  • 6th and 7th of March 2021 – Presentation of Selected Papers by the respective authors
  • 31st of March 2021 – Final submission of Selected Research Papers (for publication)

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Fee Details

  • Students (Indian): Rs. 500
    Students Co-Authorship (Indian, Maximum of 2 authors): Rs. 750
  • Faculty (Indian): Rs. 1000
    Faculty Co-Authorship (Indian, Maximum of 2 authors): Rs. 1500
  • Students and Faculty (Non-Indian): $30
    Students and Faculty Co-Authorship (Non-Indian, Maximum of 2 authors): $50

Registration Link

Contact

  • Yashi Raka: 8286599999
  • Jayantika Sethi: 8692019557

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*The presentation of papers is strictly dependent on the participants` timely submission of the extended abstract. Kindly note that no delays shall be entertained.

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Lipi Garg

Lipi Garg

Lipi is the Assistant Publishing Editor of Memo Pundits. For help in publishing details of any event, please email at lipi.garg@memopundits.com

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