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NUJS' Conference on Homeless and Good Governance: Call for Papers

Pursuant to the tremendous response received for the first National Conference of the NYJS Legal Aid Society organized in February 2011, at Kolkata, the NUJS Legal Aid Society now proposed to organize its second National Conference. This National Conference themed "Place of the Deemed Homeless in Good Governance and Inclusive Growth of India" is being co-hosted along with the Center for Human Rights and Citizenship Studies, NUJS at the NUJS Campus at Kolkata, from 27-29, 2012.

Date and Venue: The conference will be held on 27th to 29th January, 2012 at NUJS Campus at Kolkata, India

Contributed Papers:
The Conference organizers call for submission of original empirical research papers and articles on any facet relating to the theme of the Conference of eminent legal practitioners, policy research and social science research groups, NGO, civil society organizations and academicians.

Deadline for Abstract Submissions:
The last date for submissions of abstract is 20th November, 2011. If selected the last date for submission of the final paper would be 5th January, 2012. All conditions should be mailed to the address mentioned below or e-mailed to las.nujs@gmail.com with the subject line being 'Contributed Paper Submission for National Conference of 2012'.

Guidelines for Contributed Papers:
The abstract should not exceed 500 words and must contain the name of the contributor and his/her organization, the title of the paper, the main research issue, the research methodology and the place and the time where the empirical study if undertaken. The papers sent should be original and unpublished articles, not having been submitted for publication in any prior instance. Final submissions must have 3000-5000 words (inclusive of footnotes), and must follow the NUJS Law Review Citation and Style Standards available at www.nujslawreview.org

Student Papers:
The Conference organizers call for original empirical research papers and articles on any of the themes mentioned below from students pursuing under graduates or post graduates full time degree course on any discipline in any organized University under the UGC or any similar accrediting body.

Themes:
  1. Empirical study on problems and perspectives of demand homeless in Indian urban areas.
  2. Good governance and urban poverty programs.
  3. The rule of educational Institutions in addressing poverty and good governance in urban or rural India.
  4. Measures and initiatives for addressing policy changes for including the deemed homeless in the existing social security system.
  5. The role of civil society in harnessing in good governance in India.
  6. Rural good governance projects.
  7. RTI as a tool to empower citizen participation and good governance; an empirical survey.
  8. Initiatives for free legal aid and access to justice for deemed homeless populations.

The abstract being submitted by the student author has to be accompanied by bone-fide student certificate in the prescribed for available on page 4 of the Registration Form, signed and sealed by the Head of the Institution. Participation from student s is highly encouraged and the three best student papers adjudged by a jury panel comprising of eminent persons will receive cash awards of 3000 (Best Paper), Rs. 2000 (Second Best Paper), and Rs. 1000 (Third Best Paper).

Guidelines for Student Papers:
The abstract should not exceeded 500 words and must contain the name of the contributor along with full details his/her academic institution, the title of the paper, the main research issues, the research methodology and the place and time where the empirical study if undertaken. The sent should be original and unpublished articles, not having submitted for publication in any prior instance. Final submissions must have 3000 - 5000 word (inclusive of footnotes), and must follow the NUJS Law Review Citation and Style Standard available at www.nujslawreview.org

Contact:
Anirban Chakraborty,
Assistant Professor and Faculty Adviser, Legal Aid Society
Phone: +91 9830421885

Shuvro Prosun Sarker
Phone: + 91 9874223526

Shourya Sengupta
Phone: +91 9830828403

Download Concept Note, Registration Form, Call for Papers

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