Call for Papers: NUALS 2nd International Seminar on Health, Human Rights and IPR [Oct 21 – 23, Kochi]: Submit by July 10

Concept Note

Following its success in 2015, the CHLP, CIPR and CHR under the aegis of NUALS is holding its annual International Seminar with the Central Theme as Traditional Knowledge in 2016.

This theme is based on the discourse of health, human rights and intellectual property on traditional knowledge, which has evolved through numerous years of regular experimentation on a day to day basis of available resources by communities. Numerous studies have pointed to the increasing significance of such knowledge systems as an integral component of sustainable development in India.

The culture and knowledge systems of indigenous people and their institutions provide useful frameworks, ideas, guiding principles, procedures and practices that can serve as a foundation for effective endogenous development options for restoring social, economic and environmental resilience in many parts of the country.

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21st – 23rd October, 2016

Call for Papers

The organisers of the Seminar call upon the legal fraternity, academicians from law and other social science disciplines, research scholars, social activists, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organisations and students of relevant disciplines and other stakeholders to present their well-researched papers at the seminar.

Thematic Breakdown
  • Conceptualising the notion of Traditional Knowledge in a Human Rights Perspective
  • A Systemic Endeavor to Attain Public Health through Indigenous Health Care Systems: A Revisit
  • Access to Accessibility and Affordability of TK based Health Care Systems
  • Parameters of & Entree to Indigenous Healing Technologies
  • Traditional Knowledge based rights: An IPR Perspective
  • Technological Innovations and the Growing risks in conserving Traditional Knowledge: Need for an Affirmative Action
  • Traditional Knowledge: Debating on an Interface between IPR & Human Rights in Realizing Right to Health & Health Care
  • Emerging Challenges

 An abstract not exceeding 500 words shall be submitted for consideration. The abstract shall provide for the scheme of the research paper. It must contain the synopsis of the paper, subtitles and conclusion indicating the author’s perspective.

 Research papers should apply research skills and must highlight specific research problem.

 Abstracts will be subjected to blind peer reviewed and only those abstracts approved by the reviewers shall be submitted as full paper for the purpose of presentation at the seminar.

 The final paper must contain cover page a brief profile of the authors with E-mail ID, Contact number and address for communication.

 The papers must follow a uniform format:

Times New Roman, Font Size 12

1.5 line spacing

Footnotes should follow 19th edition Blue Book standard of referencing

1-inch margin throughout (left/right/top/bottom)

No end notes allowed

 One Co-author is permitted. Co-author is also required to pay for all the charges as per the prescribed rates for the participation.

 Presentation of papers can be done only by the authors of the paper.

Important Dates

Last date for submission of abstracts: July 10th, 2016

Communication of approved abstracts: July 15th, 2016

Last date for submission of Research Paper: August 20th, 2016

Communication of approved Research Papers: August 30th, 2016

Last date for registration: September 5th, 2016

Submission Procedure

All submissions shall be made online to

Note: In all matters relating to the acceptance of the abstracts and the research papers, the decision of the Organizers shall be final and conclusive.


Registration Charges for Academicians/Teachers/Research Scholars and other Participants: Rs.2000

Registration Charges for Students (UG/PG): Rs.500

Accommodation Charges Room (Sharing): Rs. 1110 (per day) Room (Single occupancy) : Rs. 2000 (per day)

*Room rent includes complimentary breakfast and dinner.

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