NLSIU’s Two Day International Conference on Constitutional Conventions and Practices

NLSIU’s Two Day International Conference on Constitutional Conventions and Practices

A.V Dicey in his work Law of the Constitution has defined Constitutional Conventions as the “rules for determining the mode in which discretionary powers (prerogative powers) ought to be exercised.” Another working definition given by Hood Philips in his book Constitutional and Administrative Law states that Constitutional Conventions are “rules of political practice which are regarded as binding by those to whom they apply, but which are not laws, as they are not enforced by the Courts or by the Houses of Parliament”. Conventions of the Constitution consist of maxims, practices, customs and precepts which, though they regulate the ordinary conduct of Ministers and other persons under the Constitution, are not considered to be legal in a strict sense

Date: 8th and 9th January 2018

Venue: International Training Centre, NLSIU.

The Conference will invite presentations and papers on the following themes:



  1. Constitutional Conventions in the exercise of Legislative Functions

  2. Constitutional Conventions in the exercise of Judicial Functions

  3. Constitutional Conventions in the exercise of Executive Functions

  4. Constitutional Conventions in the exercise of President’s Authority

  5. Constitutional Conventions in the exercise of the PMO’s Functions

  6. Constitutionalism and Constitutional Conventions

  7. Others; For Example, Constitutional Conventions in the Office of Profit / Conflict of Interest Principles


Submission Guidelines:



  • Abstracts of not more than 500 words

  • Original researched papers on the above mentioned themes are invited

  • There can be maximum only one Co-author

  • The full length research papers in case of short articles should be 3500 – 5000 words

  • Long Articles not more than 8000 words


Important Dates:



  1. Abstract Submission: December 10th, 2017

  2. Communication for Acceptance of Abstract: December 15th, 2017

  3. Submission of Draft Full Length Papers: January 5th, 2018

  4. Last Date for Registration: 20th December, 2017

  5. Date of Conference: 8th and 9th January, 2018


Registration Charges:  Conference Registration: Rs.3000/- per author / per participant [Non Residential

Last Date for Registration: 20th December, 2017

For Registration form and more details click here