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6th ILNU National Students Conference on "International Humanitarian and Refugee Law"

The Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, is going to organize the sixth edition of its annual flagship event - National Students Conference on "International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws" in association with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Date: 16th March, 2017
Venue: Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

About the Conference:
The conference is aimed to address contemporary issues and challenges faced by the scholars, academicians and practitioners in the field of International Humanitarian and Refugee Laws. The conference would showcase a platform for interaction of minds from eminent personalities, students, organizations and every stakeholder having interest in the field.

To encourage young scholars, the best papers will be rewarded and selected papers, based on peer review, would be published in an edited volume having ISBN Number.

Objectives of the Conference:

  • To initiate a dialogue amongst various stakeholders;
  • To discuss current challenges in the area of International Humanitarian Law, Refugee Law and solutions thereof.

Themes of the Conference:

  • Technological Asymmetry and the Law of Armed Conflicts
  • The Right to Reparation for Violations of International Humanitarian Law
  • Intersection of International Humanitarian Law and the Rights of Vulnerable Persons
  • Responses to violations of International Humanitarian Laws at International and National Level
  • Challenges in the enforcement and accountability for violations of International Humanitarian Laws in South Asian Countries
  • India's Contribution in implementation and enforcement of Geneva Conventions
  • Protection of refugees under International Humanitarian Laws
  • Detention in current global refugee crisis.
  • The crime of Sexual Violence perpetrated during Armed Conflicts: Challenges and way forward
  • Protection of Cultural Property under International Humanitarian Laws
  • New Technologies of Warfare: Cyber Warfare, Autonomous Weapon System etc.
  • Private Military and Security Companies
  • Asylum Seekers: An emerging stateless citizenry.
  • South Asian countries response to the Rohingya crisis.

Paper Submission Guidelines:

  • An Abstract should be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12 ┬ápt with 1.5 spacing (Title in font size 15 pt)
  • Abstract (not exceeding 300 words) should reach latest by 5th February, 2017 in Soft Copy. The Final paper (not exceeding 3000 words) should reach latest by 1st March, 2017 in Soft Copy.
  • The citation should strictly conform to the rules in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition).
  • Submission should include separate Title Page which clearly indicates the name(s) of the Author(s), complete mailing address(es), telephone no. and e-mail address(es)
  • The text of the full paper and Abstract must include title of the paper, but must not include the name(s) of the Author(s) as the papers will be blind reviewed.
  • Co-authorship is allowed subject to a maximum of two co-authors.
  • Acceptance of the Abstract would be notified within 5 days of the receipt of the same. The complete paper should reach us latest by 10th February, 2017.
  • Only original unpublished work is sought. Any proposal submitted to present identical or substantially similar work already published under review for any other publication will not be considered.
  • The three best papers will be rewarded.
  • Selected articles shall be published in a book (Conference Proceedings) with ISBN No. and a copy of the book as well as a certificate of publication shall be given to each selected author.
  • All submission has to be made on the following email id:

Registration Fees:
Registration fees for the National Students' Conference on International Humanitarian Law shall be Rs. 500/- which should be payable by Demand Draft in favor of 'Institute of Law, Nirma University' payable at Ahmedabad. The registration fee is inclusive of participation, reading materials and food.

Important Dates:

Last date for Abstract Submission:

5th February, 2017

Last date for Paper Submission:

1st March, 2017

National Students Conference on International Humanitarian Law
Centre for International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law,
Institute of Law, Nirma University,
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway,
Post: Chandlodia, Via:Gota,
Ahmedabad - 382 481, Gujarat

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