6th ILNU NATIONAL STUDENTS CONFERENCE, 16th MARCH, 2017

NIRMA UNIVERSITY

INSTITUTE OF LAW

 

6th ILNU NATIONAL STUDENTS CONFERENCE

ON

“INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AND REFUGEE LAW”

16th MARCH, 2017

INSTITUTE OF LAW, NIRMA UNIVERSITY, AHMEDABAD (GUJARAT) INDIA

 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:

Under the aegis of Institute of Law, Nirma University, The Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law is to organise the sixth edition of its annual flagship event – National Students conference on International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws in association with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on 16th March, 2017.

The conference aims to address contemporary issues and challenges faced by the scholars, academicians and practitioners in the field of International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws.

Acting as a facilitator, the conference is to present a platform for interaction of eminent personalities, zealous students, dedicated organizations and every such stakeholders having interest in the field.

To encourage young scholars, the best papers will be rewarded and selected papers would be published in an edited volume having ISBN No.

NIRMA UNIVERSITY

Nirma University has been established in the year 2003 as a statutory university under Gujarat State Act at the initiative of the Nirma Education & Research Foundation (NERF). The University is also recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) of UGC Act. Nirma University has been accredited Grade “A” by NAAC in 2015. The University is a member of Common Wealth University Association and that of the Association of Indian Universities. Padmashri Dr. Karsanbhai K. Patel, Chairman, Nirma Group of Companies and Chairman, NERF is the President of the University.

 

INSTITUTE OF LAW

Institute of Law (www.nirmauni.ac.in/law) was established with a vision to promote excellence in the field of law and justice and sets up high standards in the field of legal education. The Institute emphasizes on the all-round development of its students and aims at not only producing good professionals, but also good and worthy citizens of a great country aiding in its overall progress and development.

It endeavours to treat every student and individual, to recognize their potential and to ensure that they receive the best preparation and training for achieving their career ambitions. It offers two different five-year integrated undergraduate law programmes, LL.M. programme with specialization in Business Law, Legal Pedagogy and Science, Technology and Law, and Doctrinal Research (Ph.D.) programme.

To make the Institute a centre of excellence on the legal education map of India, it aims at providing world class facilities to impart training and conduct research in the field of Law. Currently the Institute has eight research centres of which, The Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law is one.

THE OBJECTIVE OF CONFERENCE:

  1. To initiate a dialogue amongst various stakeholders;
  2. To discuss current challenges in the area of International Humanitarian Law, Refugee Law and solutions thereof.

THEMES OF THE CONFERENCE:

  1. Technological Asymmetry and the Law of Armed Conflicts
  2. The Right to Reparation for Violations of International Humanitarian Law
  3. Intersection of International Humanitarian Law and the Rights of Vulnerable Persons
  4. Responses to violations of International Humanitarian Laws at International and National Level
  5. Challenges in the enforcement and accountability for violations of International Humanitarian Laws in South Asian Countries
  6. India’s Contribution in implementation and enforcement of Geneva Conventions
  7. Protection of refugees under International Humanitarian Laws
  8. Detention in current global refugee crisis.
  9. The crime of Sexual Violence perpetrated during Armed Conflicts: Challenges and Way Forward
  10. Protection of Cultural Property under International Humanitarian Laws
  11. New Technologies of Warfare: cyber warfare, autonomous weapon system etc.
  12. Private Military and Security Companies
  13. Asylum Seekers: An emerging stateless citizenry.
  14. South Asian Countries response to the Rohingya crisis.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstract Submission By: 5th February, 2017

Paper Submission By: 01st March, 2017

The soft copy of the contribution, as attachments in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx), must be sent to cihls@nirmauni.ac.in.

GUIDELINES FOR THE PAPER SUBMISSION:

  1. An abstract should be typed in TIMES NEW ROMAN 12 Font Size with 1.5 spacing (Title in 15 Font Size)
  2. Abstract (not exceeding 300 words) should reach latest by, 5th February, 2017 in Soft Copy. The Final paper (not exceeding 3000 words) should reach latest by, 01st March, 2017 in Soft Copy.
  3. The citation should strictly conform to the rules in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.).
  4. Submission should include separate Title Page which clearly indicates the name(s) of the author(s), complete mailing address (es), Telephone No. and e-mail address(es)
  5. The text of the full paper and abstract must include title of the paper, but must not include the name(s) of the author(s) as the papers will be blind reviewed.
  6. Co-authorship is allowed subject to a maximum of TWO co-authors.
  7. Acceptance of the Abstract would be notified within a week of the receipt of the same. The complete paper should reach us latest by 1st March, 2017.
  8. Only original unpublished work is sought. Any proposal submitted to present identical or substantially similar work already published under review for any other publication will not be considered.
  9. The three best papers will be rewarded.
  10. Selected articles shall be published in a book (Conference Proceedings) with ISBN No. and a copy of the book as well as a certificate of publication shall be given to each selected author.
  11. All submission has to be made on the following email id: cihls@nirmauni.ac.in.

 

REGISTRATION FEES:

Registration fees for the National Students’ Conference On International Humanitarian Law shall be Rs. 500/- per participant which should be payable by Demand Draft in favor of ‘Institute of Law, Nirma University’ payable at Ahmedabad.

The registration fee is inclusive of participation, reading materials and food.

Details of the accommodation will be provided soon.

CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS:

VI National Students Conference on International Humanitarian and Refugee Law

Centre for International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law

Institute of Law

Nirma University

Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway

Post: Chandlodia, Via:Gota

Ahmedabad – 382 481

Gujarat, India

IMPORTANT CONTACTS:

Ayushi Kalyan, Chairperson

Bhavinee Singh, Vice Chairperson

Aditya Sharma, Treasurer

Email: cihls@nirmauni.ac.in

Blog: peaceandhumanrightsinwar.wordpress.com

Website:  http://www.nirmauni.ac.in/ILNU/AboutCentre_IHL

To access the blue-book citation style , click here –  blue-book-citation-folder-1

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