The Editorial Board of RGNUL Student Research Review (RSRR), in association with Saikrishna & Associates Advocates, invited submissions for its upcoming 7th volume. RSRR is a bi-annual, student-run, blind peer-reviewed legal journal.
Theme: Protecting Consumers in the 21st Century: Broadening the Outlook
Submissions are invited from legal practitioners, academicians, students and members of the legal fraternity.
1. Liability under Consumer Protection: A Boon or a Bane?
a. Criminal Liability: A Step Backwards?
b. Critical Analysis of the Product Liability Framework
c. Imputability of liability in the age of Robots and AI
2. Protecting a Digital Consumer
a. The Impact of AI on Consumerism
b. Privacy of an Online Consumer
c. Unsolicited Commercial Communications
3. Changing Ambits of Consumer Grievance Redressal Mechanism: A Cross Jurisdictional Analysis
a. Mediation as a Fresh Resolution Mechanism
b. The Arbitrability of Consumer Disputes
c. Expanding the Jurisdiction of Consumer Disputes
d. Online Dispute Resolution: A Viable Remedy?
4. Consumer Law in a Global Village
a. Need for Uniform and Standard Principles of International Consumerism
b. Jurisdictional and Enforcement Issues vis-a-vis Cross-Border Trade
5. Comparative Consumer Law: Analyzing International Best Practices
6. Revamping the definition of 'Service'
a. Educational Institutions: Serving Students?
b. Accountability for 'Free' Healthcare Services?
c. Content Moderation on Social Media Platforms: A Consumer Issue?
d. Applicability of Sovereign Immunity for Government Services
e. Aggregators and Gig Economy: Are gig workers consumers?
7. Issues Around Consumer Consent
a. Consenting to Unfair Contractual Terms
b. Impact of Big Data Analytics on Consumer Rights
c. Consent in Internet of Things and Consumer Law
8. Consumer Protection in the Financial Sector
a. Regulating Fin-Tech and E-payment Portals
b. Deficiency of Service by Banks- An Expansive Interpretation
c. Insurance Regulation for the Benefit of the Consumer
9. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Issues vis-à-vis Consumer Laws
a. Consumer as a Creditor to the Corporate Debtor
b. Concurrent Reliefs for a Consumer
c. Individual Bankruptcy: A Consumer Protection Measure or a Market Abuse Measure?
10. Evolving Anti-Competitive Practices and Consumer Protection: Are the existing legislations adequate?
11. Consumer Protection and Environmental Sustainability: Creating a Balance
12. IPR Regulation for Consumer Benefit
13. Regulation of Advertising and Marketing Laws: Influencing Consumers' Behavior
a. Liability of Advertising Agencies and Influencers
b. E-Commerce Portals: Targeting Online Consumers
c. Regulation of Telemarketing and Robocalls
d. Deceiving Vulnerable Consumers: Advertising and Trademarks
· Articles (5,000 to 10,000 words)
· Short Notes (3,500 to 5,000 words)
· Case Comments (2,500 to 4,500 words)
· Normative Law Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words)
· The last date for submissions of abstracts is 15th October 2020 by 11:59 P.M. (Indian Standard Time).
· Deadline for final paper submission is 15th November 2020 by 11:59 P.M. (Indian Standard Time).
For any queries, contact the Editorial Board at [email protected].
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