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National Seminar on Uniform Civil Code & Human Rights (Constitutional & Judicial Mandate)

Gujarat National Law University is going to organize the National Seminar on Uniform Civil Code & Human Rights (Constitutional & Judicial Mandate)

Date: 10th December, 2016

About the Seminar:
"Where more than 80% of citizens have already been brought under codified personal law, there is no justification whatsoever to keep in abeyance, any more, the introduction of uniform civil code for all citizens in India" - Supreme Court in Sarla Mudgal vs. Union of India (1995). Progressive decisions of the Supreme Court constitute a welcome development in what has been a long march towards gender equality and ensuring a Uniform Civil Code.

However, it appears that even after many decades and attempts by Supreme Court, the legislators of country were not in a mood to retrieve Article 44 from the cold storage where it is lying since 1949. The first time, the government of India has asked the Law Commission of India which has a crucial advisory role on legal reforms to look into the issue of Uniform Civil Code. GNLU endeavours to provide a platform for policy makers, researchers & academicians to discuss and deliberate on issues and aspects pertaining to Uniform Civil Code.


  • Uniform Civil Code and Human Rights
  • Gender Equality vis-a-vis Personal Laws
  • Gender Justice through Uniform Civil Code
  • Personal Laws vis-a-vis Uniform Civil Code
  • Conflicts of Personal Laws in India
  • Constitutional Perspective of Uniform Civil Code
  • Uniform Civil Code & Judicial Mandate
  • International Covenants and Uniform Civil Code
  • Uniform Civil Code: way forward
  • Jurisprudence on Uniform Civil Code
  • Uniform Civil Code in foreign jurisdictions

Call for Papers:
Original Unpublished Research Papers are invited from academicians, practitioners, researchers, scholars and students on the above mentioned broad themes and related areas.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstract: Interested authors may submit an Abstract of their original unpublished Research Papers in about 500 words, typed in Times New Roman, font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1" margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word. All Abstracts will be peer reviewed and evaluated before final acceptance. Authors of accepted Abstracts will be invited to submit and present full paper at the seminar. Accepted Abstract / Papers will be published in the souvenir of the Seminar.

  • Full Paper: The length of full paper should not exceed 5000 words (excluding tables, figures and references etc.) and it must be typed in Times New Roman, font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1" margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word and by following the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA)

General Guidelines:

  • Papers should be written in English.
  • Co-authorship is permitted, subject to a limit of maximum two authors per submission & the registration fees has to be paid by both authors.
  • Multiple submissions will lead to disqualification.
  • No part of the paper should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication.

Registration Fees:

  • Students (UG and PG Courses): Rs.1000/-
  • Research Scholar & Academician: Rs.1500/-
  • Others: Rs. 2000/-
  • Participation fee without paper presentation: Rs. 700/-

Registration fees includes seminar kit, participation certificate, breakfast, lunch and evening high tea. For mode of payment refer registration form.

Accommodation is available within GNLU campus on following charges:

  • AC Deluxe Single Room (GNLU VIP Residency): Rs. 1500/- per day
  • Non AC Room (GNLU Residency): Rs. 500/- per day

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission (by email):

5th November, 2016

Notification of Abstract acceptance:

7th November, 2016 (after 1700 hrs)

Submission of Full Paper (by email):

25th November, 2016

Seminar Date:

10th December, 2016

Gujarat National Law University
Attalika Avenue, Knowledge Corridor,
Koba, Gandhinagar,
Gujarat - 382007
Phone: +91-8128650857, +91-8128650813, +91-8128650832

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