Call for Papers for a Book on Immigration by Society for Advancement in Criminal Justice, NUJS; Submit by June 30


Society for Advancement in Criminal Justice National University of Juridical Sciences

Concept Note

Immigration is the movement of people into another country or region to which they are not native in order to settle there, especially permanently.

Immigration is a result of a number of factors, including economic and/or political reasons, family re-unification, natural disasters or the wish to change one’s surroundings voluntarily. International migration is a global phenomenon that is growing in scope, complexity and impact.

Today, virtually all countries in the world are simultaneously countries of destination, origin and transit for international migrants.

Traditional migration patterns are complemented by new migratory flows, fuelled by changing economic, demographic, political and social conditions. Changing migration patterns affect the size and composition of migrant populations as well as economies and societies in countries of origin and destination.

The rise in global mobility, the growing complexity of migratory patterns and the impact of such movements on development have all contributed to international migration becoming a priority for the international community.

International migration is a powerful tool for reducing poverty and enhancing opportunity. That is why there are now some 232 million international migrants bringing consistent benefits to countries of destination and origin through their essential labour and remittances.

Yet, this important population remains largely invisible and unheard in society. Too many live and work in the worst conditions with the least access to basic services and fundamental rights, making them disproportionately vulnerable to extortion, violence, discrimination and marginalization. Almost half of migrants are women; one in ten is under the age of 15; forty per cent live in developing countries.

India, being 7th largest country in the world shares land border with Pakistan, China, Bhutan, Bangladesh and sea border with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. India is suffering from illegal immigrant from not only Bangladesh but also Afghanistan, Burma and other countries.

These illegal immigrants are using public resources of Indian people and posing national security threat by involving in criminal activity, encroachment of public and private properties, procuring documents of citizenship illegally etc.

The most affected states are West Bengal, Assam, Megalaya, Nagaland, Bihar, and Tripura, although migrants “have spread to far off states like Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi.

Besides this, India also witnesses internal migration. Migration in India is primarily of two types- Long-term migration, resulting in the relocation of an individual or household and Short-term or seasonal/ circular migration, involving back and forth movement between a source and destination. Out of the total internal migrants, majority are women.

Marriage is given as the prominent reason for female migration in both the rural and urban areas. Migration for employment-related reasons is given as the prominent reason for male migration in both rural and urban areas.

Lead source states are Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu. Key destination states are Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab and Karnataka.

Papers are invited on various issues pertaining to immigration law to highlight this often neglected area of law.

Papers should primarily concentrate on the Indian scenario.

The aim of this call for papers is:

• To identify causes of Immigration and migration

• Analysis of National laws relating to immigration and migration

• Analysis of Social, economic and criminal implication of illegal immigration.

• Legal Practice of immigration law in India.


Papers are invited on any one of the subthemes mentioned below. Interested participants are requested to submit their paper before 25 June 2014.

Topic for chapters/ theme

1. Immigration law, its legal recognition and practice in India

2. Immigration, migration and its reason

3. International immigration, migration law and State duties

4. Constitution of India and Citizenship

5. Indian laws relating to immigration

6. Illegal immigration and criminal law

7. Illegal immigration and national security

8. Illegal immigrant and use of public resource

9. Legal norms for regulating immigration and migration.

10. Humanitarian grounds of immigration.

11. Third Party State and claim of refugee status

12. Any other related topic.

Guidelines for submission

• All footnotes/references submission must conform to the NUJS citation standard

• Co-authorship is permitted to a maximum of two authors.

• Copyright over the published articles shall vest with the NUJS School of Advance criminal Studies.

• Article should be of 6000 -8000 word including foot notes.

• All submissions are to be made at on or before 30/06/2014 till (12:00 PM)

For Any question and enquire please contact

Mr. Shailendra Kumar
Mobile no 09831392831

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  1. “Papers are invited on any one of the subthemes mentioned below. Interested participants are requested to submit their paper before 25 June 2014.”
    “All submissions are to be made at on or before 30/06/2014 till (12:00 PM)”

    Which of the two is the actual submission date?


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