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National Seminar on Science, Technology and Law Reform

The Law School is one of the earliest Faculties established in the Banaras Hindu University. When teaching started in 1921-22, the legal luminaries like Sir Ras Behari Ghosh, Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru and Pt. Madan Mohan Malviyaji adorned the office of the Dean of Law School.

The Law School is publishing a first rate law journal in the country on biannual basis. Eminent Indian and foreign scholars contribute research papers for publication in journal. The Law School also publishes a quarterly News Letter.

Date 3rd - 4th November, 2012
Venue: Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

The Seminar will focus on the following issues/themes.

  1. Interaction of Law, Science and Technology: Legal and Policy Issues
    • Legal Issues
    • Political Issues
    • Sociological Issues
    • Economic Issues

  2. Right to Health and Law
    • Organ Transplantation and Sale of Human Organ
    • Improvement of Individual and Community Health and Hygiene
    • Experiments on Human Being-Ethics of Clinical Trial
    • IPR (Patenting of Medicine) and Public Health
    • Foeticide, Abortion, In-Vitro Fertilization
    • Surrogate Motherhood
    • Sex Determination Techniques in India

  3. Bio-technology and Law
    • Human Cloning
    • Genetic Engineering & Human Rights
    • Food Production and Food Security
    • Food Management and Storage

  4. lnformation Technology and Cyber Crime Laws
    • E-Governance
    • E-Judiciary
    • E-Commerce
    • Internet Banking
    • Digital Signature
    • Computer Crime-Hacking
    • Misuse or Abuse of Mobile Phone-SMS and MMS
    • Pornography online-Child Pornography

  5. Investigation Techniques and Law
    • Electric Shock
    • DNA Finger Printing or Profiling
    • Trauma-inducing Drugs and Psychotropic Substances- Narco Analysis, Brain Mapping, Lie Detector Test

  6. Air Space and Law
    • Space applications viz. remote sensing
    • Intellectual Property Rights in Outer Space
    • Law of Liability in Outer Space
    • Space and Protection of the Environment
    • Air Law and Policy in India

  7. Nano-Technology and Law
    • Nano-Medicine-Emerging Issues
    • Nano-Fertilizer and Law
    • Nano-Surgery and Law

  8. Environmental Science and Law

  9. Petroleum Technology and Law

  10. Scientific and Technological Innovations and the Intellectual Property Rights Regime

Above themes are only illustrative but not exhaustive. Paper presenters' may select the related topics covered under the main theme.

Call for Papers:
Research Papers/Articles and Case Studies from academicians, research scholars and students are invited for presentation in the national seminar with hard as well as soft copies (in MS Word- for English, Font: Times New Roman, - for Hindi, Kruti dev 010 , 12 size, 1.5 line spacing & in 02 copies.

The full paper along with abstract (in maximum two hundred words) must reach Organizing Secretary / Joint Director, "National Seminar on Science, Technology and Law Reform", Faculty of Law, B.H.U., Varanasi-221005 latest by 20th October, 2012. The papers can also be sent via email at: / /

Registration Fee:


Upto 20th October, 2012

After 20th October, 2012


Rs. 1,000/-

Rs. 1,600/-

Research Scholars/ Students

Rs. 800/-

Rs. 1,400/-

Accompanying Guest

Rs. 500/-

Rs. 800/-

Limited accommodation is available with the organizers & will be given on first come first serve basis.

Dr. J. P. Rai
Organizing Secretary
National Seminar on Science, Technology and Law Reform
Faculty of Law, BHU, Varanasi-221005
Phone: 0542-2369018, +091-9453048433, +91-9415285682

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