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Training Programme cum National Seminar on "Human Rights in India: An Insight to the Challenges related to Women"

Amity University, Uttar Pradesh is going to organize the Training Programme cum National Seminar on "Human Rights in India: An Insight to the Challenges related to Women"

Date: 10th January, 2020
Venue: Amity University, Uttar Pradesh

About the Seminar:
Human Rights is a term used to describe the basic rights available to each and every individual for having a dignified life. According to the United Nations, "Human Rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination."

There is an expansion in the concept of human rights over the years since Universal Declaration on Human Rights was proclaimed on 10th December, 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris.

Since the year 1945, there are number of treaties done on the subject of International Human Rights which includes Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948), the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979), the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006).

In Indian context, human rights are one of the most debated topics. Though there are many efforts taken in this respect by the government, through the enforcement of laws, involvement of through the enforcement of laws, involvement of Media, and the different organizations of Human Rights, but still there are many challenges on the subject of the Human Rights in the world and in the present times it is limited to just being a virtual concept.

At present, in this dynamic society in addition to the existing laws, it is required to spread awareness amongst the people and with it, it has also become a necessary element for new and existing laws which should be framed keeping in concern the different statistical data related to crime, conviction rates and recurrence of crime incidents.

Aim and Objectives:
The Training Programme cum National Seminar aims to bring together academicians, research scholars, practitioners, students and other groups whose interests are in the issues of women rights to share their works and experiences. In addition seminar is also intended to strengthen networking and collaboration among participants. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Human Rights of Women.

Areas of Discussions:

  • Universal Declaration on Human Rights, 1948
  • UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 1979
  • Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993
  • Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005
  • Composition and functioning of NHRC / SHRCs / National Commission of Women
  • Discrimination in Health and Reproductive Rights of Women
  • Violence against Women
  • Female foeticide and Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 2003
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971
  • Reproductive and Maternal Health
  • Education and Employment issues
  • Empowering at risk: Tribal women

Sub-Themes:

  • Triple Talaq and the Constitution of India
  • Acid Attack - Recourse from acerbic life to normal one
  • Sex Selection and Abortion
  • Reproductive Rights of Women in India
  • Prevention of Women from Sexual Offences
  • Inequality in Education and Employment for Women
  • Mental Health of Women
  • Legal Rights of Surrogates in India
  • Honour Killing - Whether an "Honoured" Crime?
  • Access of Human Rights to the Women in the Tribal areas of India

The above mentioned themes are not exhaustive. Participants can cover any other relevant theme related to the broader seminar theme.

Call for Papers:

Author's Guidelines:

  • Word Limit for the Abstract: 250 - 300 words
  • Word Limit of the complete paper : 2500 - 5000 words (exclusive of footnotes)
  • It must be typed using MS Word in Times New Roman, font size 12 pt on A4 size paper with a margin of 1" on all sides and 1.5 line spacing
  • No plagiarism is allowed
  • The paper should not have been previously presented or published
  • Authors must refer to the Blue Book Citation Mode 19th Edition
  • The title of the manuscript should be clear and precise.
  • Kindly mention the title of the abstract along with details of co-author (if any), which should not be more than two
  • Submit soft copy at the email address: alsntrainingprogram@yahoo.com

Participants will be provided with Seminar Kits, Networking Tea & Lunch during the Training Programme cum National Seminar

Online Registration:
Participants should register for Training Programme or Seminar online. The scanned copy of Registration Form to be sent via Email on: alsntrainingprogram@yahoo.com

Fees:

  • Academician / Legal / Medical Practitioners:
    • Single Authorship: Rs. 1000/-
    • Dual Authorship: Rs. 1400/-

  • Research Scholars / Students
    • Single Authorship: Rs. 750/-
    • Dual Authorship: Rs. 1200/-

  • Papers in Absentia Rs. 1000/-

Mode of Payment:
The participants have to pay the requisite registration fees on the portal link provided. Best Presenter and Best Researched Paper will be awarded.

Note:

  • Separate certificates will be awarded for participation and paper presentation
  • Research Paper in-absentia is also acceptable

No TA / DA shall be provided to the participants. Paid accommodation can be arranged

Important Dates:

Submission of Abstract:

11th November, 2019

Acceptance of Abstract:

15th November, 2019

Communication of Acceptance:

17th November, 2019

Registration and Submission of Fees:

18th - 25th November, 2019

Submission of Complete Paper:

20th December, 2019

Date of Seminar:

10th January, 2020

Contact:
Dr. Neha Bahl
Convener
Phone: +91-9953027312
Email: nbahl@amity.edu

Ms. Sheeba Ahad
Co-Convener
Email: sahad@amity.edu

Ms. Ghazala
Co-Convener
Email: gsharif@amity.edu

Ms. Sweta
Student Coordinator
Phone: +91-9953027312
Email: ss159992@gmail.com

Mr. Pratyush Jha
Student Coordinator
Phone: +91-9871250762
Email: jhapratyush914@gmail.com

Amity Law School, Noida (ALSN)
Amity University Campus
Ground Floor, I - 2 Block,
Sector - 125, Noida,
Uttar Pradesh - 201313
Phone: 0120-4392188
Website: https://amity.edu/alsn/

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