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International Symposium on "Contemporary International Affairs"

The Indian Journal of Law & International Affairs (ISSN 2518-3257) in association with Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, is going to organize a one day International Symposium on 'Contemporary International Affairs'.

Date: 16th April, 2017
Venue: Auditorium, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Who can participate?
Students, academicians, bureaucrats, professionals, diplomats, researchers etc. from various fields of law and/or international affairs, allied subjects and multi-disciplinary fields are invited to contribute to the Symposium.

The themes and sub-themes listed below are only indicative to give the prospective authors an idea about the ambit of discussion and may be used to take inspiration should the authors want to write about issues along the same threads.

  • International Humanitarian Law
    • International law as a tool to curb Accidental Nuclear Detonations
    • Privatization of War
    • Atrocities on Women and Children in Conflict-Ridden Areas
    • Right to Self-Determination of a State and Modern International Law
    • Intersection of Refugee Law with International Humanitarian Law
    • Asylum and rights of Refugees fleeing persecution

  • International Corporations and Political Influence
    • Role of CSR in Private International Law
    • International Environmental Conventions and their effect on Corporations
    • Role of OPEC in regulating the global oil markets
    • Oil spills and its interplay with International Law - with a stress upon the Law of Seas Convention regarding Offshore Drilling

  • Diplomacy and Extradition
    • Diplomatic Immunity and its limitations under International Law
    • Laws regarding extradition for grave crimes
    • The effect of Peacekeeping Operations in controlling mass internal and external violence in war hit countries
    • Diplomacy and Energy Security
    • Diplomacy and Terrorism
    • Trans-boundary Crisis Management

  • International Armed Conflicts, War, and Terrorism
    • Sexual violence perpetrated during armed conflicts
    • Role of Private Military and Security Companies in Armed Conflicts
    • Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) and use of force
    • The impact of Armed Conflicts on general International Law
    • Contribution of LOAC to the humanisation of International Law
    • Law of Armed Conflict and its influence on the rules on State Responsibility in International Law.
    • Growth of rights and obligations of individuals and the Non-State armed groups under LOAC

  • International Commercial Arbitration
    • International Arbitration and Choice-of-Law Issues
    • Transnational Dispute Management
    • Challenge, recognition and enforcement of awards
    • UNCITRAL Model on International Commercial Arbitration
    • International domain name disputes under Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP).
    • The role of Public Policy in International Arbitration

Call for Papers:

Submission Guidelines:
The Abstract should be accompanied by a cover page comprising a brief profile of the author including the current academic position, e-mail ID, contact number and official address.

  • The word limit for Abstracts is 200-250 words.
  • The submissions should be original and unpublished.
  • Co-authorship is allowed up to five persons.
  • Full name(s) of the Author(s), along with their designations must be given.
  • The Harvard Bluebook (19th Edition) citation style should strictly be followed in the submissions, non-compliance to which will lead to it being summarily rejected.
  • The word limit for research papers is 3000-5000 words (maximum, excluding footnotes).
  • The body of the paper should be in Times New Roman, with font size 12 and 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 with single line spacing.
  • A margin of four centimeters should be left on all sides.
  • Page borders should not be used.
  • The paper should be submitted in MS Word Format.
  • Abstracts & research papers may be submitted to the Convener of the symposium at

The Registration fee for the seminar is as follows:

  • Indian authors:
    • Students: Rs. 1500/-
    • Researchers / professionals: Rs. 2000/-

  • Authors from SAARC countries:
    • Students: US $30
    • Researchers / professionals: US $40

  • Authors from non-SAARC countries:
    • Students: US $40
    • Researchers / professionals: US $50

Important Dates:

Last date for Abstract Submission:

25th March, 2017

Notification of selected Abstracts:

30th March, 2017

Last date for submission of papers:

14th April, 2017

Seminar :

16th April, 2017

Mr. Vaibhav Pratap Singh
Seminar Convener
Managing Editor, International Journal of Law & International Affairs
Phone: +91-9953762276

Mr. Mohammad Saad Khan
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Law & International Affairs
Phone: +91-9540378500


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