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International Conference - "The Colloquium"

The Kirit P. Mehta School of Law (KPMSOL) at SVKM's NMIMS (Deemed-to-be-University) is going to organize an International Conference - "The Colloquium".

NMIMS School of Law, Navi Mumbai invites students and faculty from around the globe to participate in "The Colloquium", an International Conference wherein students and faculty shall be provided with the opportunity to present their articles or research papers on the specified themes mentioned below. Selected papers shall be published in NMIMS, Navi Mumbai`s law journal.

About the Event:
Humanity has persevered through long years of arduous and often violent demands to be guaranteed an internationally recognised set of universal rights that pander to the social and civil liberties of lawful citizens. Civil and Social Rights have effectively come to be the central focus of democratic societies which are built on the values of liberty, equality, and fraternity.

International conventions and domestic constitutions have for long, provided many evolving Civil and Social Rights, however, violations of such rights have been pivotal to legal, political, and social discourse since time immemorial.

It is civil society's continuing endeavour to guarantee these rights to its every citizen. It is the challenge in this endeavour that keeps the politico-legal sphere in our society in constant motion. "The Colloquium" is SOL, N.M.I.M.S. Navi Mumbai's contribution to the same

Civil and Social Rights


  • Slavery
    • Human trafficking and slavery in the 21st Century
    • Rights against the involvement of child soldiers in militia
    • The nexus between poverty and slavery in the modern world
  • Civil and Social Rights in a Pandemic
    • Compromise on Right to Health (eg. During the COVID-19 pandemic)
    • Issues in emergency e-learning in the COVID-19 pandemic
    • COVID-19 as a great economic equalizer?
    • Disability during a pandemic
  • Religion and Law
    • Right to Atheism: The newest religion is no religion
    • Artificial Intelligence and the Right to Religion
    • Right against genocide (International legal norms)
  • Rights of Prisoners
    • Rights of prisoners during a pandemic
    • The anti-poor bail system and the civil rights of economically weak citizens
    • Right of the detained and prisoners against police brutality
  • Civil and Social Rights on the Internet and Right to Privacy
    • Mass surveillance and the right to privacy
    • Basic civil and social rights in the electronic realm
    • Right to be forgotten as a civil/social right
    • Predictive analytics on social media and the Right to Privacy
  • Sex and Sexuality as Civil Rights
    • Sex work in law and society
    • Non-binary rights (eg. 7 years since NALSA v. UOI)
    • Legitimising polyamory as a civil and social right
    • Queer families' right to adopt
  • Miscellaneous
    • Food security as a Civil and Social Right
    • Right to bodily integrity (eg. declining motherhood)
    • Extending Civil and Social Rights to Animals (eg. veganism)
    • Fundamental rights mentioned in the Indian Constitution
    • Constitutional Rights
    • Rights mentioned under UN Charter
    • Rights pertaining to race, caste discrimination

Note: Any other topics pertaining to the broad theme "Civil and Social Rights" can be perused. Any sub-theme or its components can be used as prompts to indicate the political, social, legal, or environmental effects on civil and social rights.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Articles should not exceed 4000 words
  • Research papers should not exceed 8000 words.
  • Articles and Research papers should be preceded by an extended abstract of not more than 2000 words.
  • Authors must ensure original and plagiarism free submission.
  • Font Type and Size of the main text must be Times New Roman, 12 pt.
  • Font Type and Size of footnotes must be Times New Roman, 10 pt.
  • Line Spacing of the main text and footnotes must be 1.5 and 1, respectively.
  • Use of headings and Sub-Headings is encouraged. Headings and Sub-Headings should be numbered, should be of the same font type and size as the main text and should be in bold.
  • Plagiarism Limit: 15% or below
  • Citations shall be in the format of the latest Bluebook (20th Edition)/Chicago style of citation
  • Associated Submission Requirements (Mandatory):
  • All authors are requested to submit a plagiarism report along with the submissions
  • All selected authors shall submit a Copyright Undertaking in favour of NMIMS, Navi Mumbai for the purpose of publication of research papers

Registration Fees:

  • Students (Indian): Rs. 500
  • Students Co-Authorship (Indian, Maximum of 2 Authors): Rs. 750
  • Faculty (Indian): Rs. 1000
  • Faculty Co-Authorship (Indian, Maximum of 2 authors): Rs. 1500
  • Students and Faculty (Non-Indian): US $30
  • Students and Faculty Co-Authorship (Non-Indian, Maximum of 2 Authors): US $50

Note: Please note that fees shall be paid only by selected Authors before the date of presentation. Communication of details for payment of the fees shall be done along with the intimation of selection.

Registration Form:

Important Dates:

Submission of Extended Abstract: 15th February, 2021
Intimation of Selection of Abstracts: 25th February, 2021
Presentation of Selected Papers by the respective authors: 6th and 7th March, 2021
Final submission of Selected Research Papers (for publication): 31st March, 2021

Ms. Yashi Raka
Phone: 91-8286599999

Ms. Jayantika Sethi
Phone: 91-8692019557


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