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National Seminar on Prison Administration and Reforms with Special Emphasis on Legal Aid and Legal Services

Centre for Advanced Studies in Criminal Law (CASCL) at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab is going to organize the National Seminar on Prison Administration and Reforms with Special Emphasis on Legal Aid and Legal Services.

Date: 9th April, 2016

Theme of the Conference:
The main objective behind organizing this seminar is to provide a common platform for Academicians, Scholars, Advocates and Administrators dealing with Prison Administration and Legal Services. The Seminar intends to focus on the challenges, strategies and reforms which seek the improvement in the Prison System and protects the Human Rights of prisoners confined therewith. The Seminar will also focus on the Legal Aid for prisoners and any form of legal services which could ensure a fair trial and life of dignity for them.

The emerging trends in criminal justice system emphasize on the alternatives to Imprisonment and Restorative Justice Theories which have a relevant impact on the Prison Administration System today, nationwide. National Policies in regard to juvenile and women offenders also need to be implemented effectively. The Seminar aims to provide a forum to the speakers to come up with the latest developments, challenges and reformative solutions which can contribute to further in the area of research and also suggest improvements in functioning of the Prison Administration.

Sub Themes:

  • Legal representation and Legal aid to Under Trial
  • Human Rights and Prisons
  • Legal Services to Women and Juvenile offenders
  • Offenders on Death Row and Clemency
  • Alternatives to Imprisonment
  • Probation and Parole
  • Custodial Death and Inquests
  • Overcrowding of Prisons and Privatization of Prisons
  • Rape and Sexual Abuses in Prisons
  • Review of Jail Manuals
  • Rights of Prisoners
  • Prisons and Restorative Justice
  • Information and Computerization Services in Prisons

Call for Papers:
Papers are invited from the academicians, practitioners, researchers, scholars and students on the issues related to the above themes. Papers selected by the Committee will be published in the form of an edited book with ISBN No. Only one co-author shall be allowed.

Submission Guidelines:
An abstract of 300 - 350 words accompanied by a brief profile of the author containing his / her email ID, contact number and official address should be send. The Paper should not be of more than 6000 words. It must be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 pt on A4 size paper with 1" margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word. A Uniform System of Citation must be strictly adhered to while submitting the abstracts and full paper.

All the abstracts and full length papers shall be sent on email to

Registration Fee:

  • Students: Rs. 500/-
  • Research Scholars: Rs. 700/-
  • Teachers: Rs. 1000/-

Registration fees must be sent via Demand Draft in the name of "Registrar, RGNUL, Punjab", payable at Patiala. The Demand Draft should be send to the following address:

The Registrar
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law,
Bhadson Road, Sidhuwal,
Patiala, Punjab - 147001

The accommodation will be provided as per availability on payment basis. The accommodation charges will be Rs. 500/- per day.

Important Dates:

Last date for submission of Abstract:

16th March, 2016

Date of intimation in case of selection of Abstract:

20th March, 2016

Last date for submission of full paper with registration fees:

31st March, 2016

Ms. Ivneet Walia
Seminar Convener
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
Phone: +91-9646590015

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