Call for Papers: Amity Law School, Noida's International Conference on Comparative Law (Feb19-20)

Call for Papers: Amity Law School, Noida's International Conference on
Comparative Law (Feb19-20)
Amity University

Amity Law School, Noida in partnership with the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University is delighted to host an International Conference on the broad theme of Comparative Law on February 19-20, 2021 at the Noida, Uttar Pradesh campus of Amity University.


The conference will take place over two days. It will open with an inaugural session hosting keynote addresses by eminent speakers from India and Australia, to be followed by the notified technical sessions.

The second day shall commence with the presentation of research papers in the respective panels, as ascertained by the organizing committee on the basis of the designated sub-themes and papers finalized for presentation.

The jury will select the best paper from each session for special recognition in the valedictory ceremony that will conclude the finale day.

Most notable in this regard is that considering the present COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent unforeseeable circumstances, the conference may be organized in the offline and/or online mode, depending strictly on the government advisory issued at that point in time. Information regarding this aspect shall gradually be communicated.


The author may make a choice from either of the following sub-themes which are non-exhaustive:-

1. Covid-19 and the Ensuing Challenges to Democracy, Human Rights, Business, Technology, etc.

2. The Scope of Freedom of Expression

3. Media and Law: The Interface

4. Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion

5. Health and Reproductive Rights of Women

6. Gender Neutrality vis-a-vis Sexual Offences

7. Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and LGBTQIA Rights

8. Environmental Democracy

9. Minimum age of Criminal Responsibility: The Debate and Way Forward

10. Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

11. Personal Laws in Evolving Times

12. Global Work Practices and Need for Affirmative Policies with Special Reference to Paternity Leave, Menstrual Leave, Stipulated Days/Hours of Work, etc.

Applicant Instructions

1. Abstract: Each applicant must submit a 500 word abstract providing an overview of the proposed paper by e-mail to no later than December 01, 2020. Each paper will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the comparative law scholarship and the theme of the conference, for example, by advancing new knowledge, connecting previously unrelated facts, offering a critique of existing law, or proposing reform.

2. Important Pre-condition: It is mandatory for the applicant to consider either India or Australia in the comparative framework.

3. Requirement of Duly Filling the Google Form: The applicant must duly fill the mandatory Google form along-with his entry, the link where of is -

4. Date of Communication of Acceptance of Abstract: The organizing committee will notify each applicant of whether his or her abstract has been accepted by December 10, 2020. Decisions of the organizing committee to accept papers for presentation at the conference shall be final.

5. Date of Payment of Registration Fee: On selection of the abstract, the author(s) must pay the required fees no later than December 20, 2020. The link for the payment portal shall be sent to the authors whose abstract would be selected along-with the acceptance mail.

6. Date of Submission of Paper: Applicants selected by the organizing committee to participate in the conference must submit their complete paper by the deadline of January 25, 2021.

7. Paper Format: Each paper must be between 7,500 and 10,000 words and include headings and properly formatted footnote citations (end notes are not permissible) and to be mailed at Papers must be in MS Word format with Times New Roman font on an A4 size paper and 1” margin on all sides, font size 12 and line spacing of1.5.ILI Rules of Footnoting (Indian contributors)/Any other suitable mode of Footnoting used as a norm in the research community of a country (Foreign Nationals), may be followed. [They would be standardized at the time of selection for publication].

8. E-Mail: Papers/abstracts must be submitted by e-mail to:

9. Registration Fee: Each successful applicant must pay the conference registration fee as prescribed herein-below, no later than December 20, 2020. Only one co-author is permitted. The registration fee is non-refundable.

10. Participation: Anyone interested in hearing the deliberations that transpire in the inaugural keynote speaker session, valedictory ceremony or a technical session, is invited to merely participate in the conference on payment of a minimal fee herein-below stipulated. The participant may pose questions, access literature and shall be entitled to a certificate in the capacity of an attendee. He/she would however, not be acknowledged as a paper presenter.

11. Mode of Organizing: To reiterate, the conference may be in online or offline mode, strictly in accordance with the prevalent government norms. The mode of conference shall be intimated to each participant timely.

12. Accommodation: If the conference is organized in the physical mode, accommodation, ordinarily, would not be provided by the organizers considering the pandemic situation however, on a special request made by the participant/presenter; the requisite arrangement may be made in accordance with his/her desire on payment of the appropriate fee. There is no provision for TA.

13. Attendance: Participants must attend the conference on both days to receive a participation certificate, which will be presented only at the conclusion of the conference.

14. Publication Opportunities: All abstracts shall be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be published in an edited book (with ISBN) following the conference. If deemed suitable, papers may also be accommodated in peer-reviewed, refereed journal (s), as the case may be. In this regard however, the editorial wisdom of the editors and the feedback of the judges shall be conclusive in selecting the worthiness of the paper to be published. Further details against this backdrop will be provided in due course.

Conference Chairs

Prof. (Dr.) Aditya Tomer, HoI/Addl. Director, Amity Law School, Noida

Asso. Prof.Dr. Joshua Naston, Associate Dean of Law

School of Business & Law, Edith Cowan University

For further queries, please contact the Student Organizing Team at:

Ms. Agrimaa Singh +91 88891 99099

Mr.Aadarsh Kothari +91 79804 02727

Write to us at:

CONCEPT NOTE 2021 - Aadarsh Kothari.pdf

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