Call for Papers by RSRR | RGNUL Student Research Review-Journal [Volume 7, Issue 1]: Submit Abstract by October 15

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The RSRR Journal invites papers for Volume 7, Issue 1, from academicians, practitioners, legal luminaries and students on the theme titled, “Protecting Consumers in the 21st Century: Broadening the Outlook”. Call for Papers by RSRR- RGNUL Student Research Review-Journal [Volume 7, Issue 1]

Important Dates

  • The last date for submissions of abstracts is 15th October 2020 by 11:59 P.M.
  • The deadline for the final paper submission is 15th November 2020 by 11:59 P.M.

Sub-themes

RSRR invites submissions on the following sub-themes:

  1. Liability under Consumer Protection: A Boon or a Bane?
  • Criminal Liability: A Step Backwards?
  • Critical Analysis of the Product Liability Framework
  • Imputability of liability in the age of Robots and AI

2. Protecting a Digital Consumer

  • The Impact of AI on Consumerism
  • Privacy of an Online Consumer
  • Unsolicited Commercial Communications

3. Changing Ambits of Consumer Grievance Redressal Mechanism: A Cross-Jurisdictional Analysis

  • Mediation as a Fresh Resolution Mechanism
  • The Arbitrability of Consumer Disputes
  • Expanding the Jurisdiction of Consumer Disputes
  • Online Dispute Resolution: A Viable Remedy?

4. Consumer Law in a Global Village

  • Need for Uniform and Standard Principles of International Consumerism
  • Jurisdictional and Enforcement Issues vis-a-vis Cross-Border Trade

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5. Comparative Consumer Law: Analyzing International Best Practices

6. Revamping the definition of ‘Service’

  • Educational Institutions: Serving Students?
  • Accountability for ‘Free’ Healthcare Services?
  • Content Moderation on Social Media Platforms: A Consumer Issue?
  • Applicability of Sovereign Immunity for Government Services
  • Aggregators and Gig Economy: Are gig workers consumers?

7. Issues Around Consumer Consent

  • Consenting to Unfair Contractual Terms
  • Impact of Big Data Analytics on Consumer Rights
  • Consent in the Internet of Things and Consumer Law

8. Consumer Protection in the Financial Sector

  • Regulating Fin-Tech and E-payment Portals
  • Deficiency of Service by Banks- An Expansive Interpretation
  • Insurance Regulation for the Benefit of the Consumer

9. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Issues vis-à-vis Consumer Laws

  • Consumer as a Creditor to the Corporate Debtor
  • Concurrent Reliefs for a Consumer
  • Individual Bankruptcy: A Consumer Protection Measure or a Market Abuse Measure?

10. Evolving Anti-Competitive Practices and Consumer Protection: Are the existing legislations adequate?

11. Consumer Protection and Environmental Sustainability: Creating a Balance

12. IPR Regulation for Consumer Benefit

13. Regulation of Advertising and Marketing Laws: Influencing Consumers’ Behavior

  • Liability of Advertising Agencies and Influencers
  • E-Commerce Portals: Targeting Online Consumers
  • Regulation of Telemarketing and Robocalls
  • Deceiving Vulnerable Consumers: Advertising and Trademarks

Note: The submissions are, however, not restricted to the aforementioned sub-themes, provided they fall within the ambit of the main theme.

Submission Categories

The RSRR invites papers under the following categories:

  • Articles (5,000 to 10,000 words)
  • Short Notes (3,000 to 8,000 words)
  • Case Comments (3,000 to 5,000 words)
  • Normative Law Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words)

Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, spacing 1.5.
  • All footnotes should be in Garamond 10, single-spaced and should conform to the Standard Indian Legal Citation. (Get your free copy here).
  • Margins: Left 1.5 Inch and Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch, and Bottom 1 Inch.
  • All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.
  • Co-authorship is allowed up to 2 authors.
  • The paper should be accompanied by a covering letter specifying the author‘s name, designation, institute, contact number and e-mail for future reference.
  • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format only. The papers must be e-mailed at submissionsrslr@rgnul.ac.in, with the subject “Submission for Volume _ Issue _ – Type of Submission (Article/Short Note/Case Comment/Normative Law Articles)”. The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or views stated in the submitted paper.
  • In case of any gross plagiarism found in the contents of the submitted paper, the manuscript shall be subject to rejection.

Contact

  • For any queries and questions regarding the Call for Papers by RSRR, contact at submissionsrslr@rgnul.ac.in.
  • The abstracts and papers shall be mailed at submissionsrslr@rgnul.ac.in.

In case of further queries, feel free to contact:

  • Anandita Bhargava (81309-03339)
    Editor-in-chief (RSRR)
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