One-day International Symposium on Contemporary International Affairs

Simran Sahni

10 March 2017 2:35 PM GMT

  • One-day International Symposium on Contemporary International Affairs
    Date & Venue: April 16, 2017; Auditorium, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi – 110025.

    The Indian Journal of Law & International Affairs (ISSN 2518-3257), in association with the Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, is organising a one-day International Symposium on ‘Contemporary International Affairs’ on the 16th of April, 2017.

    About The Journal:

    The Indian Journal of Law & International Affairs is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, biannual international journal dedicated to publishing original research, reports, and reviews.

    The Journal lauds the support of an Advisory Board that includes policy analysts, senior bureaucrats, distinguished academicians from Yale Law SchoolHarvard Law SchoolLondon School of Economics and Political Science
    MGIMOSciences Po and also former Secretary General of International Court of Arbitration.

    Eligibility: Students, academicians, bureaucrats, professionals, diplomats, researchers etc. from various fields of law and/or international affairs, allied subjects and multi-disciplinary fields are invited to contribute to the Symposium.

    15 best papers will be shortlisted for publication in a special issue of the Indian Journal of Law & International Affairs.

    The themes and sub-themes listed below are only indicative.

    • Contemporary International Affairs

    1. Brexit and its implications.

    2. The Euro as a currency in turm

    3. Trump Administration's 'Muslim Ban'.

    4. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's pick for Panchen Lama. 

    • International Humanitarian Law

    1. International law as a tool to curb Accidental Nuclear Detonations.

    2. Privatisation of War.

    3. Atrocities on Women and Children in Conflict-Ridden Areas.

    4. The Right to Self-Determination of a State and Modern International Law.

    5. Intersection of Refugee Law with International Humanitarian Law.

    6. Asylum and rights of Refugees fleeing persecution.

    • International Corporations and Political Influence.

    1. The role of CSR in Private International Law.

    2. International Environmental Conventions and their effect on Corporations.

    3. The role of OPEC in regulating the global oil markets.

    4. Oil spills and its interplay with International Law- with a stress upon the Law of Seas Convention regarding Offshore Drilling.

    • Diplomacy and Extradition.

    1. Diplomatic Immunity and its limitations under International Law.

    2. The laws regarding extradition for grave crimes.

    3. The effect of Peacekeeping Operations in controlling mass internal and external violence in war hit countries.

    4. Diplomacy and Energy Security.

    5. Diplomacy and Terrorism.

    6. Transboundary Crisis Management

    • International Armed Conflicts, War, and Terrorism

    1. Sexual violence perpetrated during armed conflicts.

    2. The role of Private Military and Security Companies in Armed Conflicts.

    3. Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) and use of force.

    4. The impact of Armed Conflicts on general International Law.

    5. Contribution of LOAC to the humanisation of International Law.

    6. The law of Armed Conflict and its influence on the rules on State Responsibility in International Law.

    7. Growth of rights and obligations of individuals and the Non-State armed groups under LOAC.

    • International commercial arbitration

    1. International Arbitration and Choice-of-Law Issues

    2. Transnational Dispute Management.

    3. Challenge, recognition and enforcement of awards.

    4. UNCITRAL Model on International Commercial Arbitration.

    5. International domain name disputes under Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP).

    6. The role of Public Policy in International Arbitration.

    Submission Guidelines:

    A cover page comprising a brief profile of the author including the current academic position, e-mail ID, contact number and official address, should accompany the abstract.

    1. The word limit for abstracts is 200 – 250 words.

    2. The submissions should be original and unpublished.

    3. Co-authorship is allowed up to five persons.

    4. Full name(s) of the author(s), along with their designations must be given.

    5. The Harvard Bluebook (19th edition) citation style should strictly be followed in the submissions, non-compliance to which will lead to it being summarily rejected.

    6. The word limit for research papers is 3000-5000 words (maximum, excluding footnotes).

    7. The body of the paper should be in Times New Roman, with font size 12 and 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 with single line spacing.

    8. A margin of four centimeters should be left on all sides.

    9. Page borders should not be used.

    10. The paper should be submitted in MS Word Format.

    Abstracts & research papers may be submitted to the Convener of the symposium at

    Important Dates

    • Last date for Abstract Submission: March 25, 2017

    • Notification of selected abstracts: March 30, 2017

    • Last date for Submission of papers: April 14, 2017

    • Seminar : April 16, 2017

    Fees: A nominal registration fee is to be paid upon selection of abstract.

    1. Indian authors:
      1500 for bonafide students;
      2000 for researchers/professionals.

    2. Authors from SAARC countries:
      $30 for bonafide students;
      $40 for researchers/professionals.

    3. Authors from non-SAARC countries:
      $40 for bonafide students;
      $50 for researchers/professionals.


    1. Vaibhav Pratap Singh (Convener)
      Managing Editor, Indian Journal of Law & International Affairs

    2. Mohammad Saad Khan
      Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Law & International Affairs

    Click for the list of the Editorial Advisory Council here and Facebook Page here.
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