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International Symposium on "International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law on Torture and Space Law"

Indian Journal of Law and International Affairs (IJLIA) along with Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) is organising a Symposium on International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law on Torture and Space Law in association with Amnesty International India, and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

Date:13th - 14th April, 2019
Venue:Indian Society of International Law, Near Supreme Court Of India, Bhagwan Dass Road, New Delhi

Objective of the Symposium:
The objective of the symposium is to provide a platform to students of various law schools and members of allied disciplines to have academically enriching discussions on various themes revolving the aforementioned topics, and to further enhance our legal acumen vis--vis the expert opinions and analysis of our distinguished panelists.

Who can participate?
Students, Academicians, Bureaucrats, Professionals, Diplomats, and Research Scholars etc. from various fields of law and/or international affairs, allied subjects and multidisciplinary fields are invited to contribute to the Symposium.

Themes & Sub-Themes:

  • International Humanitarian Law:
    • Sexual Violence in the armed conflict
    • The Interaction between Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (IHL)
    • From Nuclear Warfare & Chemical attack to Cluster Bombs - The Unaccountability to regulate the means and methods of warfare in IHL
    • The applicability of IHL in terrorist and counter-terrorist activities

  • International Human Rights Law on Torture:
    • Torture in International Human Rights Law
    • Torture in India - Custodial Torture in Prison and need for Separate Legislation
    • Remedies and Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture
    • The Torture in Prison, Solitary Confinement and the need of Institutional Transparency to Prevent Torture

  • Space Law:
    The Space treaties came into existence around 50 years ago, a time when India merely remained a neophyte in space explorations. Since then, there has been a tremendous development worldwide, especially in India, in the arena of space and allied technology. Also, the number of space-faring nations has escalated to an unprecedented level, creating consciousness among the world nations regarding the inevitability of space industry in their aspirations. Such advancement in technology coupled with rapid increase in the number of players has made the sector more open to commercialization and privatization, thereby turning it highly competitive and hence, with this purpose, the Indian Society of International Law proposes to conduct a symposium on the topic "India's Recent Approach to International Law in Outer Space Regime: Exploring Possible Strategies and Solutions" in order to gather opinion of the experts in the issue, generate awareness among the public and to guide the nation to develop coherent approach among policy makers, legal officers and academician.

Submission Guidelines:
The Abstract should be accompanied by a separate cover page comprising of a brief profile of the Author including the current academic position, e-mail ID, contact number and official address. Please note that the separate cover page is mandatory.

  • The word limit for Abstracts must not exceed 300-350 words.
  • The submissions should be original and unpublished.
  • Co-authorship is allowed up to three persons.
  • Full name(s) of the Author(s), along with their designations must be given.
  • The Harvard Bluebook (20th edition) citation style should strictly be followed in the submissions, non-compliance to which will lead to it being summarily rejected.
  • The word limit for research papers is 5000 - 8000 words (maximum, excluding footnotes).
  • The body of the paper should be in Times New Roman, with font size 12 pt and 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 pt with single line spacing.
  • A margin of four centimeters should be left on all sides.
  • Page borders should not be used.
  • The paper should be submitted in MS Word (doc.) format.
  • The email should entail the following:
    • Abstract (without the Author's details)
    • Cover Letter (with the name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact details of the Author(s))

  • Abstracts and Research Papers should strictly be submitted at symposium.ijlia@outlook.com, with the subject "Submission - Title of the Paper (Name(s) of Authors)". The final paper shall be submitted on the same thread.

Publication of Articles:
Indian Journal of Law and International Affairs shall exclusively select 10 remarkable papers presented during the Symposium; post the successful conclusion of the review process. Subsequently, the selected articles shall be separately published in the Special Issue (Special Issue III) of the Journal.

Online Registration:
https://www.isil-aca.org/online_registration_13_14april19.php

Registration Fee:
A nominal registration fee has to be paid upon selection of the Abstract. The Registration fee for both the Participants and Delegates shall include Certificate, Symposium Kit, Lunch and High Tea for both the days. The Registration fee for the Symposium is as follows:

  • Indian Authors:
    • Bonafide students which includes research scholars, students pursuing masters, undergraduates, M. Phil students, etc: Rs. 1500/-
    • Professionals: Rs. 2000/-

  • Authors from Foreign Countries:
    • Bonafide Students: $30
    • Professionals: $40

  • Delegates: Rs. 1000/-

Note: No Accommodation, TA/DA or any remuneration shall be provided by the Organisers of the Symposium.

Important Dates:

Last date for Abstract Submission:

25th March, 2019

Notification of selected Abstracts:

30th March, 2019

Last date of submission of Registration fee:

2nd April, 2019

Last date for submission of Papers:

10th April, 2019

Symposium:

13th - 14th April, 2019

Contact:
Ms. Zahra Khan
Managing Editor
Phone: +91-9953560921

Mr. Adhil Saifudheen
Editor-in-Chief
Phone: +91-8505898874

Indian Society of International Law
V.K. Krishna Manon Bhawan
9, Bhagwan Dass Road
New Delhi - 110001, India
Phone: +91-11-23384458/59
Email: symposium.ijlia@outlook.com
Website: http://www.isil-aca.org/index.htm

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