Second Azim Premji University International Conference on Law, Governance and Development

Right to Welfare: Education, Food and Work


azim premji university, call for papers, international conference, law governance and developmentThe Law, Governance and Development Initiative of Azim Premji University, Bangalore is holding its Second International Conference on Law, Governance and Development on August 2 and 3, 2013.

Our annual Conference aims to create a forum for academic enquiry and debate on law and its relationship to governance and development.

This year we explore empirical and theoretical questions of the right to welfare with a particular focus on the statutory rights to education, food and work in India.

The theme for this year’s Conference is ‘Right to Welfare: Education, Food and Work’.

The Conference is organized around a set of original research contributions, made available to all the participants prior to the Conference. A more detailed background note on the Conference and the proposed panels is attached.

Confirmed speakers include Professor Akhil Gupta, Professor Arun K Thiruvengadam, Professor Katharina Pistor, Professor Sanjay Ruparelia, and Professor Siri Gloppen.

For this conference we invite contributions from scholars, graduate and post-graduate students, and lawyers involved with studying statutory rights to welfare in India (particularly the rights to education, food and work) which address one or more of the following themes:

  • The relationship between law and development with specific regard to rights to welfare
  • Statutory rights-based approach to welfare
  • Nature of statutory rights and obligations under the RTE Act 2009,, The NREG Act, 2005 and the Food Security Bill, 2011
  • The role of courts in recognition of rights
  • The role of courts in enforcement of rights
  • Implementation of statutory rights

Please submit details of name, institution, email address, paper title and a 200-300 word abstract to by June 25, 2013.

Last date for submission of the final paper is July 25, 2013.

Selection of proposals will be notified by the end of June 2013.

In addition to the selected papers, ten best student papers will also be invited to attend the conference.

The organisers will cover costs of domestic economy travel and accommodation for selected participants.

Click here for more information about the conference.

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