ABOUT THE SEMINAR
India is a secular state. It extends protection to all religions equally without any discrimination. Religions and their followers are governed by their personal laws. Accordingly, the conditions for marriage, divorce, adoption, maintenance, etc., are different from one religion to another, resulting in several problems and conflicts. Article- 44 of the Indian Constitution directs that the state shall endeavor to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India.
The judges, jurists, academicians and other distinguished personalities generally favor and strongly support the implementation of the uniform civil code. Article -44 under the Directive Principles of State Policy is not justifiable and an individual cannot approach the courts for enforcement of Article- 44.
The requirement of the UCC has been felt for years and India may adopt a uniform law dealing with marriage, divorce, succession, inheritance, maintenance etc. Even the western countries like Italy and France have enforced it. Position in India is complex. India has a long history of evolution of personal laws.
A broad consensus is required to be drawn among different communities to facilitate this step in India.
The objective of the seminar is to discuss and debate liberty, equality, secularism and gender justice, empowerment of women in social, economic and political fields etc.
This National Seminar offers an opportunity to experts from various disciplines, be they are, Researchers, Academicians, Policymakers, Government Organization, Law Experts, International Lawyers, Judges, Negotiators, Diplomats, Government Representatives, National Organizations, Media Representatives, Non-Governmental Organization and Students to come together and share their valuable thoughts, impression and research studies.
On the following issues relating to majors themes of Uniform Civil Code and Personal Laws in India:
(i) Gender Equality and Personal Laws
(ii) Personal Laws and Uniform Civil Code
(iii) Personal Laws and Judicial Response
(iv) Uniform Civil Code and human rights
(v) Right of Women and Inheritance Laws in India
(vi) Conflicts of Personal Laws in India
(vii) Personal Law and Ethics
(viii) Any other topic relevant with the title
Call for Papers
Research papers are invited from the academicians, practitioners, researchers, scholars and students on the issues related to above themes. The selected papers will be published in a special volume on the seminar in the form of an edited book with ISBN No.
Guidelines for Submission
Interested authors should submit an abstract of their research/conceptual papers and empirical studies/case studies briefly describing objectives, methodology, major results and its implications in about 500 words.
All abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated before final acceptance. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit and present abstract/full paper at the seminar. Accepted abstracts are likely to be published in the souvenir of the seminar.
The length of the full papers should normally not exceed about 5000 words (excluding tables, figures, illustrations 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.
All the Abstracts and Full length papers shall be sent as an attachment on E-mail ID email@example.com
Registration and Fee
Participants willing to attend the seminar should fill the attached Registration Form and submit it accordingly. Filled-in registration form can be sent electronically or by post.
Types of Delegates Registration Fee:
Academicians: Rs. 750
Professionals (NGOs/Media Persons/Policymakers): Rs. 750
Research Scholars/ Students: Rs. 500
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Registration fee can also be paid at the Registration desks on the inaugural day at the venue.
Last Date for Submission of Abstracts by E-mail (Softcopy): 18th October, 2016
Last Date for Submission of Proposed full Paper 20th October, 2016
Last Date for submission of Final full Paper after deliberations in seminar 20th November, 2016
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