HNLU: International Conference On 'Human Rights In The Contemporary World: Prospects And Challenges'


10 Nov 2023 1:21 PM GMT

  • HNLU: International Conference On Human Rights In The Contemporary World: Prospects And Challenges
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    Hidayatullah National Law University is a premier University in the field of legal education and research. The University is celebrating 20 th Year of establishment. The University’s motto, “Dharma Sansthapanartham” translates to ‘for the sake of establishing the primacy of laws of eternal values.’ In line with this ethos, HNLU strives to provide advanced legal education that shapes students into more than just legal professionals; it instills in them a profound responsibility to contribute to society.

    The University has launched several innovative programs in the last few years including Lex Osmose, Ex Arca, HNLU Press, Sui Generis, HEXA, HAAi, and R-HaS.


    The year 2023 signifies a significant milestone in the realm of human rights, as it marks the 75th Human Rights Day, which is celebrated on December 10. This occasion offers a unique opportunity to reflect on the progress achieved in advancing the cause of human rights while recognizing the complexities and challenges that persist in our contemporary world. Against this backdrop, the Centre for Law and Human Rights and the Centre for Law and Economics, HNLU is proposing a One-Day Online International Conference on ‘Human Rights in a Contemporary World: Prospects and Challenges’. The conference aims to evaluate the extent to which the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have been realized. The conference also seeks to address the contemporary challenges that human rights face in the 21st century. These challenges encompass a wide spectrum, including issues related to climate change, gender equality, and the impact of the digital age on fundamental rights. By shedding light on these challenges, the conference underscores the ongoing hurdles in the human rights landscape.

    The conference also seeks to serve as a platform to explore innovative solutions, policies, and practices that can advance the cause of human rights. These discussions will be relevant for both the global and local levels, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive and inclusive approach to human rights.

    In commemorating the 75th Human Rights Day in 2023, it becomes increasingly crucial to reiterate our unwavering commitment to the fundamental principles of human rights. It seeks to inspire action and foster collaboration, ultimately striving for a world where human rights are universally respected, protected, and fulfilled.


    • Delve into the positive impacts, challenges, prospects, and loopholes in the implementation of human rights.
    • Bring together academics, researchers, professionals, and stakeholders to discuss current issues and trends, with a focus on incorporating human rights norms into ethical practice.
    • Formulate mechanisms to foster deeper awareness, understanding, and adherence to the concept and various facets of human rights.


    • Environmental Sustainability and Human Rights
    • Digital Literacy and Human Rights
    • Food Security and Social Welfare
    • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
    • Inclusive Development and Poverty Alleviation
    • Peace and Conflict Resolution
    • Global Citizenship and Responsibilities

    Note: The above sub-themes are indicative. The participants may choose any topic relevant to the main theme of the conference.


    They invite original research papers from academicians, professionals, practitioners, researchers, students of law and related social sciences, and other stakeholders on the main theme and sub-themes. Selected research papers may be published in an edited book by a reputable publisher with an ISBN.


    • The abstract of the paper shall consist of 300 words accompanied by a brief profile of the Author(s) indicating their email ID, contact number, designation, and official address.
    • The full papers should consist of 3000 - 5000 words (inclusive of footnotes) in a Microsoft Word Document.
    • It must be typed in Times New Roman Font Size 12 on A4 size paper with a 1” margin on all sides with 1.5-line spacing.
    • Plagiarized papers will be summarily rejected.
    • For referencing, author(s) are required to follow ‘The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th Edition’ format.

    REGISTRATION FEE: To be paid after Acceptance of Abstract



    Academicians and Professionals: INR 1000

    Research Scholars: INR 750

    Students: INR 500


    Note: Co-authorship up to a maximum of two authors is allowed. In case co-authors from two different heads mentioned above respective registration fees shall be paid individually.

    Registration fee is payable only after the acceptance of an abstract.


    (Kindly mention "For Human Rights Conference" as the purpose of the transaction during payment of fee)

    Account Holder’s Name- Registrar, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

    Bank Name - IDBI Bank

    Account No. - 1188102000000806

    IFSC Code - IBKL0001188

    MICR Code - 492259503

    Branch Name - HNLU Campus Branch, Uparwara, Naya Raipur

    Account Type - Current A/C


    Submission of abstract- 20th November, 2023

    Intimation of abstract acceptance- 22nd November 2023

    Submission of full paper along with registration fee- 5th December 2023

    Date of Conference- 10th December, 2023

    Further details about the conference can be found in the brochure

    For further queries and information, please contact:

    Dr. Kiran Kori, Secretary and Head, Centre for Law and Human Rights (EMAIL ID (Contact no. 9329714863)

    Dr. Eritriya Roy, Co-Secretary and Head, Centre for Law and Economics (Contact no. 8253022661)

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