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5th ILS National Alternate Judgment Writing Competition 2017 [Prizes Worth Rs. 23,000]: Submit by Dec 20

About Centre for Public Law, ILS Law College, Pune is organizing The Fifth ILS Alternate Judgment Writing Competition 2017-18. The judgment for the competition is Karan Dileep Nevatia vs. Union of India. The judgment reflects an interface of Constitution of India and GATT law. The same was delivered by the Bombay High Court, and a […]

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CALL FOR PAPERS: A THREE DAY NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDIA AND CHANGING ASPECTS OF NEWS (ICAN 2018)

Delhi Metropolitan Education [Affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi] is pleased to announce a three day National Conference on India and Changing Aspects of News  (ICAN 2018), organised by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication from 9th to 11th March, 2018 at Nelson Mandela Auditorium in  the premises.

 

Broad objectives of the Conference are to define news in view of the following.

  • In global and national context
  • In the backdrop of development goals
  • In view of larger interests of people
  • Issues of ethics and social good
  • Advocacy and campaigning for social cause
  • Freedom of expression: Fight against onslaught
  • Democracy, electoral system and malpractices
  • News in relationship to advertising and PR
  • News in relationship to legislature/judiciary

 

For Further inquiries, contact us at

Dr. Ramani Swarna (+91-8527149777)

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CALL FOR PAPERS: 2ND NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND GENDER JUSTICE

Venue: Indian Law Institute, New Delhi

ORGANISER

  1. Knowledge Steez
  2. Youth for Human Rights

Who Can Apply

Law Students, Academicians, Lawyers and those associated with NGOs are eligible to apply. Students and Academicians from social sciences, managements and from other disciplines are also eligible.

National conference on Human Rights is organized with an aim to bring together academicians, students, human rights activists and other intellectuals on one platform to discuss the various issues concerning human rights and to discuss the measures to curb such issues.

Knowledge Steez has been actively organizing social awareness and legal aid workshops throughout the country and this conference will aim at providing the participants with an option to join us in our campaigns and hence the conference will not merely be limited to on table discussions, rather it will provide various options to implement the discussions on field.

SUB THEMES

  • Human Rights of Women and Children
  • Status of Indigenous People
  • Human Rights of Migrant Workers
  • Human Rights of Aged and Disabled
  • Human Trafficking
  • The Minorities and Human Rights
  • Human Rights violation faced by HIV/ AIDS people
  • Human rights of Sex Workers
  • Role of NGOs in advocacy for Human Rights
  • Constitutional Rights and Safeguards provided to the vulnerable groups in India

Kindly note that the above the above list is not inclusive and session proposals on any title related to Human Rights can be submitted.

 

  • Word Limit for the Abstract: 400-500 words.
  • It must be typed using MS Word in Times New Roman Font Size 12 on A4 size paper with a margin of 1” on all sides and 1.5 line spacing.
  • Kindly mention the title of the abstract along with details of co-author (if any).
  • Submit soft copy at the email address: KSconference2017@gmail.com

Registration Fee

Participation: Rs. 800

Presentation

Students: Rs. 1000

Research Scholars, Faculty Members and others:  Rs. 1200

Presentation in absentia: Rs. 1500

IMPORTANT DATES

Last Date for submission of Abstract: 25th November 2017

Last Date for registration and payment of fee:  30 November 2017

For any queries, feel free to drop an email to KSconference2017@gmail.com

Convener: Mr. Avnish

Co- Convener: Mahak Rathee

Contact No.- 7782044252

Mr. Nishit Shah

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NLSIU e-Journal on Environmental Law

Policy and Development [JELPD]

Volume 5 2018 ISSN (O) 2348-7046

CALL FOR PAPERS VOLUME 5 2018”

 

SPECIAL ISSUE – “CLEAN CITY PERSPECTIVE TO ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & MANAGEMENT

 

JELPD is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, jointly published by the Commons Cell and the Centre for Environmental Law Education, Research and Advocacy (CEERA), a research wing on Human Rights and Environment, at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, on its website http://www.nlsenlaw.org. JELPD aims to be a forum that involves, promotes and engages students, scholars and anyone interested in environmental law, to express and share their ideas and opinions. The Journal also plans to feature guest articles by eminent scholars as well as articles by students, thereby providing an interface for the two communities to interact.

Submissions, under the following categories, are welcome.

  1. Articles (Long Articles- between 8000-10,000 words including footnotes and Short Articles- between 5000-6000 words including footnotes)
  2. Book Reviews (1000-2000 words including footnotes)
  3. Case Commentaries (1000-3000 words including footnotes)
  4. Comments/Articles on Policies / Documents / Draft Bills / Law Commission Reports / Committee Reports (3000 to 5000 words including footnotes)

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Submissions are to be made only in electronic form. They are to be sent to jelpd@nls.ac.in with copies to

bhatsairam@nls.ac.in

and subin@nls.ac.in.

  1. Details about the author, including qualifications and institutional affiliations, if any, are to be detailed in the covering letter.
  2. Only original work need be sent. It is presumed that, once the work has been sent, that it is the original work of the author so named and that it has not been published anywhere else.
  3. All work need be sent in MS Word format- (.doc or .docx)
  4. The author should maintain a uniform mode of citation throughout the whole work.

Scope and relevance:

The work must be on contemporary legal issues on environment. The language used must be formal and clear, adhering to the submissions guidelines of the journal.

Review Process

The submissions received would be reviewed and the Editor(s) would determine whether the subject matter fits within the scope of the Journal and also would assess the quality of the manuscript. The decision on publication will be solely the discretion of the Chief Editor and it takes a minimum of 1–2 weeks after the deadline.

 

JELPD

 

  1. Patron-in-Chief: Prof. (Dr) R. Venkata Rao
  2. Patron: Prof. (Dr) M. K. Ramesh
  3. Chief Editor: Prof.(Dr.) Sairam Bhat
  4. Editor: Mr. Manjeri Subin Sunder Raj

Last date for Submission :January 15, 2018

Details about the Environmental Law Portal

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COMPETITION LAW AS A TOOL FOR EFFICIENCY IN A TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

Overview

Competition Law is seen as one of the most powerful tools of development of economies. International Organizations, from those adopting binding rules as European Union to those that just contribute to the creation of soft law as OECD or ICN, are issuing relevant documents that prove that there is a direct link between free competition and free trade and development.Efficiency of the economy is one of the most relevant goals for increasing competitiveness and stopping anticompetitive behaviors is one of the most powerful ways to achieve it. Nowadays globalization has proven that the traditional approach to competition just based on the companies’ behavior is too narrow to be effective. This is why a new branch of competition law is being developed and it has two main approaches. The first one deals with the competition barriers that are being created by the State and the administration. The analysis of public procurement procedures from a competition law perspective leads us not only to bid rigging cases but also to the competition neutrality of the public policies. The creation of entry barriers in markets through legislation is the other controversial field that needs attention in transnational economies. The second area of attention would be the private enforcement of the competition law, one of the most complicated areas of competition law that brings together public and private interest and competition and private international law. The Indian Competition Law which is in a formative stage has lot to learn from legal systems where the law has evolved much earlier. In view of this it is the need of the day to conduct a comparative study.

 

Objectives

* Sensitizing the participants about the recent developments in the competition law and its benefits for citizens, society and the economy as a whole in the globalized era.

 

* Training the participants to undertake research in the branches of law, economics, and commerce froman inter- disciplinary perspective.

 

* The participants will receive a practical approach in the field with the help of case law. The analysis of cases will be used to develop interactive discussions among participants.

 

The Faculty:

Professor María Pilar Canedo was president of the Basque Competition Authority in Spain and a professor of Law at the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain. She was a Vice Dean with University of Deusto for Academic Regulation Law Faculty and of International Relations.

She has directed several EU programs in the area of Competition Law and International Trade Law. She has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, research and extension activities. She has many publications to her credit in National and International Journals. Recently she has been appointed as a member of the Board of the National Commission for Competition and Regulation in Madrid, Spain. Professor María Pilar Canedo was president of the Basque Competition Authority in Spain and a professor of Law at the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain. She was a Vice Dean with University of Deusto for Academic Regulation Law Faculty and of International Relations. She has directed several EU programs in the area of Competition Law and International Trade Law. She has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, research and extension activities. She has many publications to her credit in National and International Journals. Recently she has been appointed as a member of the Board of the National Commission for Competition and Regulation in Madrid, Spain. Professor María Pilar Canedo was president of the Basque Competition Authority in Spain and a professor of Law at the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain. She was a Vice Dean with University of Deusto for Academic Regulation Law Faculty and of International Relations.

She has directed several EU programs in the area of Competition Law and International Trade Law. She has more than 20 years of experience in teaching, research and extension activities. She has many publications to her credit in National and International Journals. Recently she has been appointed as a member of the Board of the National Commission for Competition and Regulation in Madrid, Spain.

 

Course Co-ordinator

Dr. Durgambini A. Patel

Professor & Head Department of Law

Savitribai Phule Pune University

Pune – 411007.

Phone: 020- 25601303/ 020-25692879

Cell: +91-9881230501

E-mail: durgapatel@unipune.ac.in

durgambini@gmail.com

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NILS WINTER SCHOOL ON INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE SETTLEMENT 2017

 

NILS Winter School, New Delhi 2017 is the second editor of the Winter School organised by NILS India. NILS Winter School is an annual week-long course on International Dispute Settlement. The course is tailored to provide the participants with a blend of academic sessions and tour of India’s rich cultural heritage. In the last edition, we received applications from international students from eleven different countries. The academic session is spread across nearly 25 hours and covers various areas of international dispute settlement, such as, Working of International Court of Justice, Working of UN bodies and regional organisations, International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Negotiation, Mediation and Conciliation etc. NILS Winter School 2017 is scheduled from December 15 – 23, 2017 in New Delhi, India.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

The academic programme covers an introduction to diplomatic and judicial forms of international dispute settlement. Participants will learn about diplomatic forms of dispute settlement, such as negotiation and mediation, as well as judicial forms of dispute settlement, namely adjudication and arbitration. The international courts and tribunals covered in this course include the International Court of Justice, the International Law of the Sea Tribunal, the WTO Dispute Settlement Body, and arbitral tribunals in investor-State and inter-State cases. The students will also learn about the role of the United Nations and regional organizations in the settlement of disputes. Finally, the course will cover specific themes or topics within the field of international dispute settlement, such as provisional measures and jurisdiction and admissibility. Day 1: Introduction to International Dispute Settlement Day 2: Negotiation, Mediation, Inquiry and Conciliation Day 3: The Role of the United Nations and Regional Organizations Day 4: International Court of Justice Day 5: International Arbitration (Commercial Arbitration & Investment Arbitration) Day 6: International Law of the Sea Tribunal and the World Trade Organization Day 7: Recent Trends in International Dispute Settlement

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

The participants shall be provided with bed and breakfast in a well-furnished hotel. Basic amenities such as free Wi-Fi shall be covered. The participants shall also be provided with free public transport facilities from the hotel to the academic venue and to the non-academic visits scheduled in the programme. Any transportation cost outside of the scheduled programme is to be borne by the participants. Travel from the participants hometown to New Delhi is to be borne by the participant itself. International participants have to obtain the requisite visa (“Conference Visa”) and bear the fees themselves. NILS shall be providing sponsored letter for obtaining visa to enter India once the participant has confirmed his participation. Please contact our team for any further enquiries regarding visa. However, most questions should be answered if you look at the website of the Indian High Commissioner in your country or VFS Global (where ever applicable). ​

REGISTRATION

The total intake for the NILS Winter School is restricted to 50 participants. The selection of participants will be strictly done according to the merits of Curriculum Vitae and Statement of Purpose submitted by the applicants. Since our organisation believes in diversity, we will select only few participants from each country. ​Please pay the registration fees ONLY AFTER registering via the Registration Form below. Deadline for Registration: November 26, 2017

 

Varsha Gupta [Vice President (Events), NILS India]: vp-events@nilsindia.org

Brochure

 

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CALL FOR PAPERS: LAW COMMISSION OF INDIA MINISTRY OF LAW & JUSTICE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Law Commission of India Ministry of Law & Justice Government of India

Every year, 26th November is being commemorated as the National Law Day to have an insight into the working of our Constitution and reaffirm the solemn pledge as enshrined in the Preamble and scheme of •the Constitution of India. The draft Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26th November 1949 — which laid the foundation for modern, constitutional and democratic governance in India.

The Law Commission of India is celebrating the National Law Day on 25-26 November 2017 in the Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The broad theme for the Celebration 2017 is ‘Interface between three wings of State, i.e., Executive, Legislature & Judiciary towards developing our nation, based on the theme of inclusiveness, development and justice to all. It is proposed to have four interactive brainstorming sessions on issues of contemporary constitutional importance during the two day programme. These are:

  1. Judicial Review and Parliamentary Democracy  balancing the separation of Powers.
  2. Appointments to Higher Judiciary — Constraints of Collegium System and Reforms Ahead.
  3. Structural Reforms for overcoming Delays in Justice Delivery
  4. Scope of Judicial Powers: Judicial Activism.

 

You will be happy to note that Hon ‘ble President of India will inaugurate the event on 25 November 2017 and the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India will deliver the valedictory address on 26 November 2017.
The Commission would like to invite research papers on each of the four topics listed above, jointly prepared by selected members of Faculty, Research Scholars and students of your esteemed institution. Each research paper must contain between 15 to 20 pages. They must reach the Commission on or before Wednesday, 15th November 2017 by email at Icilawdayresearch@gmail.com. Selected papers received from across the country will be compiled and published by the Commission during the event.
A brief guideline for submission of the Research Papers is annexed.
With warmest regards,

Annexure

Law Commission of India
Guidelines for Submission of Research Paper for the National Law Day Celebrations

  1. The research paper should address the following aspects under each topic:
    a. A short background with introduction;
    b. Constitutional provisions;
    c. Comparative analysis with best practices;
    d. Leading case laws;
    e. Conclusion and way forward
  2. The paper should reach the Commission on or before Wednesday, 15th November 2017 by e-mail to
    Icilawdayresearch@gmail.com
  3. The page limit should be of 15-20 pages;
  4. The paper shall be formatted according to the following guidelines:
    a. It shall be in Microsoft word format, Times New Roman font, 12 pt. font size, 1.5 line spacing and all the margins must be 1″ (top, bottom, left and right);
    b. The main text shall be divided under different subheadings. Different level of headings shall be formatted as follows:
    -Level one heading: It shall be numbered and in the centre.
    -Level two heading: It shall be left aligned and in bold letters.
    -Level three heading: It shall be left aligned and italicized.
    c. All citations shall be placed in foot-notes;
    d. The mode of citation will be as per JILI available at http://www.ili.ac.in/footnoting.pdf.
  5. The papers adhering to the above guidelines only be accepted.
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ICPR NATIONAL-WORKSHOP ON ‘KANT’S POLITICAL THOUGHT ON PERPETUAL PEACE’

A Concept Note of ICPR National-Workshop on ‘Kant’s Political Thought on Perpetual Peace’

Last Date of receiving online Application is 30th Nov., 2017.

The need of human efforts to restore peace has been tirelessly felt since time immemorial. And, therefore, it’s pertinent to reflect upon the idea of perpetual Peace in the contemporary global context of war and terrorism due to which we are standing at the brink of total annihilation.

Although the concept of perpetual peace was mooted first in St. Pierre’s essay „Project for Perpetual Peace‟ in 18th century, it became popular after the publication of Kant’s essay „Towards Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch‟ in 1795. What motivated Kant to write his essay was the signing of the Treaty of Basel (1795) between Prussia and revolutionary France. Kant criticized the treaty as „the suspension of hostilities‟ only and not a significant move in the direction of peace. According to Kant, it’s humankind’s duty to solve the problem of violence and enter into the cosmopolitan ideal of a universal community of all human beings governed by the rule of law.

The significance of Kant’s essay lies in the fact that it has been treated as the beginning point of the contemporary liberal thought. Moreover, the significance and relevance of the workshop can be surmised through the fact that in the year 2020 we will be celebrating 225th anniversary of the publication of Kant’s essay and also 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the establishment of the Charter of the United Nations.

The Workshop is divided into following sections:

First Section:

Text and Context of Kant’s essay „Towards Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch‟. This section will analyse the points such as St. Pierre’s views on perpetual peace, Rousseau on peace, Human Rights and Kant, the idea of Universal Peace in various world philosophies.

Second Section:

First section of Kant’s essay: Preliminary Articles for Perpetual Peace among States. It contains six articles which are as follows: (I) “No peace settlement which secretly reserves issues for a future war shall be considered valid.” (II) No independently existing state (irrespective of whether it is large or small) shall be able to be acquired by another state through inheritance, exchange, purchase, or gift.” (III) “Standing armies shall gradually be abolished entirely.” (IV) “The state shall not contract debts in connection with its foreign affairs.” (V) “No State shall forcibly interfere in the constitution and government of another state.” (VI) “No state shall allow itself such hostilities in wartime as would make mutual 2 trust in a future period of peace impossible. Such acts would include the employment of assassins, prisoners, breach of surrender, incitement of treason within the enemy state, etc.”

Third Section:

Second section of Kant’s essays: Definitive Article of Perpetual Peace Among States. This section contains three definitive articles of perpetual peace which are as follows: (I) The civil constitution of every state shall be republican, (II) International right shall be based on the federalism of free states, (III) Cosmopolitan Right shall be limited to the conditions of universal Hospitality.

Fourth Section:

Following parts of the Essay: (A) First Supplement: On the Guarantee of Perpetual Peace, (B) Second Supplement: Secret Article towards Perpetual Peace.

Fifth Section: Following Parts of the Essay: (A) Appendix (I) On the disagreement between morality and politics with respect to perpetual peace. (B) Appendix (II) On the agreement between politics and morality according to the transcendental concept of public right.

In the workshop, each one of the above described five sections could be debated in such a manner that a single expert could be earmarked for a single section only. This will bring clarity in progression in deliberations in the workshop as well as conceptual clarity from the point of view of the participants. The 10 days of the workshop, thus, remain structured precisely on the principles of conceptual clarity, progression, analysis, contemporary relevance of each section, and discussions among the participants and with the experts.

Each day, during the workshop, first session will be devoted to the textual reading of Kant’s essay „Towards Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch‟ and then lectures will be delivered which will be followed by discussions.

Upon the conclusion of the textual reading of Kant’s Essay, each participant will be required to do presentation which will bring out their evaluation of the grasp of the conceptual discussions in the workshop. All participants will be expected to maintain decorum, discipline, peace, and their certification of participation depends on their continuous presence in all the sessions of the workshop.

Publication of a particular paper in the proceeding of the workshop depends on the quality of paper as adjudicated by the editorial board. For attaining this goal sufficient time will be given to all the participants to revise their paper after the completion of the workshop.

For any other information / assistance contact the Coordinator or over 09811398620, Programme Officer, Academic Centre, Lucknow.

Coordinator: Professor K. C. Pandey,

Department of Philosophy, University of Lucknow, Lucknow – 226007 Email: kcpandeyp@yahoo.com

Ph. 8400668089, 7007878327

Online Form

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NEW edition of the UNITAR course “Introduction to the 2030 Agenda: A New Agenda for a Sustainable World” has launched today!

Knowledge Steez

NEW edition of the UNITAR course “Introduction to the 2030 Agenda: A New Agenda for a Sustainable World” has launched today!

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) was first released in April 2016 to help interested persons improve their knowledge about the 2030 Agenda and related Global Goals. The new edition provides the most up-to-date information available, especially regarding the follow-up and review framework for the 2030 Agenda.

The “Introduction to the 2030 Agenda: A New Agenda for a Sustainable World” course was developed to address potential knowledge gaps related to the understanding of changes required from both, policy-makers and ordinary citizens, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It attempts to answer a series of different questions: Are the SDGs significantly different from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? What does a new focus on “leaving no one behind” mean for our policies? What kind of inequalities exist and why is it…

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A five-day workshop for young leaders aged 21-25, who wish to develop their own leadership skills and work towards the conservation of the Himalaya and its communities.

Knowledge Steez

This November, Alaap is holding a five-day workshop for young leaders aged 21-25, who wish to develop their own leadership skills and work towards the conservation of the Himalaya and its communities.

The workshop is a platform for motivated young professionals to develop the skills and perspective they need to build lasting social change from the ground up, envisioning a Himalaya where nature and communities thrive in harmony.

For more details on the workshop, please go through the attached PDF. It’s a simple application process which can be completed through email or WhatsApp, based on your preference. You may address any questions to info@alaap.in.

(Rolling applications)

Workshop dates: November 15 – 19, 2017

Workshop venue: Camp Vanvaas, Dhari block (Uttarakhand) 

Leadership through Self-Exploration

This 4 day workshop is an opportunity for an aspiring social leader who wants to understand forestry challenges in rural Himalayas and explore ‘self-level’ work and…

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II JLU National Moot Court Competition 16th – 18th February 2018.

Knowledge Steez

School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal is pleased to extend an invitation for participation in the II JLU National Moot Court Competition. The Moot Court Competition is scheduled to take place from16th – 18th February 2018.

I take this opportunity to introduce Jagran Lakecity University established under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and incorporated by Govt. of M.P., vide Act No. 22 of 2013, at Bhopal. The University offers graduate, postgraduate and research programmes.

School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University is organizing its maiden National Moot Court Competition to provide a platform to law students across India to showcase their advocacy skills and legal acumen, and with the idea of promoting progress and solidarity among the legal fraternity. The Moot Proposition for this Competition is based on Constitutional Law and focuses on the recent debate of the Certification laws in India as well.

The competition embraces following…

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