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Call for Papers: International Conference on COVID and It’s Impact on Human Rights by Karnavati University [Aug 27]: Submit by July 10


The Centre for Research on Human Rights (CRHR), Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati Univeristy in association with Gujarat State Human Rights Commission (GSHRC) is organising an International Interdisciplinary Conference on COVID and It’s Impact on Human Rights and calling submissions for the same.

About Karnavati University

Karnavati University is a State Private University focused on interdisciplinary learning. The University is located in Uvarsad near Gandhinagar. Karnavati University was granted Private University status in March 2017 by the state of Gujarat.

About Unitedworld School of Law

Unitedworld School of Law is a constituent school of Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The school is duly recognized by the Bar Council of India and is imparting legal education in the state of Gujarat for more than half a decade. UWSL offers an interdisciplinary law program, BB.A. LL.B. (Hons.) with specializations in IPR, Business Law, Criminal Law, International Law, LL.M. as well as doctoral programs.

About CRHR

The Centre for Research on Human Rights (CRHR) is a proactive centre in Unitedworld School of Law. CRHR is a specialized Centre, established by Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University, to stimulate discussions on the concept of human rights and how the law can be used in the service of human rights.


The Gujarat State Human Rights Commission has been constituted under the Government Home Department and started functioning from 12th September 2006. The vision of GSHRC is to help create a community where every person respects and understands values of equal opportunity and human rights. The main function of GSHRC is to protect Human Rights or investigate any violations that occur within the state of Gujarat.

About the Conference

Human rights are the basic rights that every human is entitled to and even though humans have succeeded in reaching the moon and have technologically advanced yet we have failed as a society to ensure and guarantee this basic right to everyone.

The global COVID-19 crisis has been fuelled by deepening poverty, rising inequalities, structural and entrenched discrimination and other gaps in human rights protection. Only measures to close these gaps and progress and growth in human rights can ensure full recovery of the world, that is better and more resilient, just and sustainable.

The aim of this Conference is to call for papers and bring together nationally and internationally acclaimed academicians, students, human rights activists and other intellectuals on one platform to discuss the various issues concerning intersectionality between human rights and Covid, and to discuss the measures to curb such issues.

Human rights are the common denominator of human beings, because they rely upon human dignity. They are applied regardless of nationality, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, gender. In coalition to satisfy and advance the goals of the UWSL Center for Research on Human Rights, this conference is going to address various issues including the protection of Human values and lives in the times of Covid through the universal recognition.


The call for papers is open to undergraduate / postgraduate students, Ph.D. Scholars and Academicians / Professionals and to bring together policy-makers, managers, various other stakeholders and dedicated organizations in the relevant fields for a constructive dialogue on the various aspects of the theme.

Any interested person can also attend the Conference, without paper presentation.

Suggested Themes

Contributions for the call for papers can be relied upon the following indicative (not exhaustive) themes, from a multidisciplinary perspective:

  • The impact of Covid on Right to Education
  • The impact of Covid on Right to Health
  • The impact of Covid on Right to Access to Justice
  • The impact of Covid on Rights of Laborers
  • The impact of Covid on Right to Trade Business and Occupation

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions for call for papers are accepted only in the English language.
  • Each applicant must submit a maximum 300 words (5 keywords) abstract through google form by July 1, 2022.
  • Abstract must contain details about the names of the author(s), contact details, institutional affiliation, and designation.
  • The abstract must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the article beyond the existing available literature.
  • Co-authorship (with a cap of two authors) is permitted.
  • Acceptance or Non-acceptance of the abstract will be communicated within 2 days from the date of submission of abstract.
  • The body of the abstract should be in Times New Roman, Font Size – 12 and 1.5-line spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and single line spacing.
  • The citations must conform to the OSCOLA style of citation or any uniform citation.
  • After the conference, selected presentations would be called for full papers and the last date of submission for the same is August 15, 2022.

Registration Fee

Free for all Participants and Presenters.


  • For Participants from India: Physical Mode
  • For Participants from outside India: Virtual Mode

Certificates & Awards

Important Dates

  • Last date of submission of abstracts: July 10, 2022
  • Communication of acceptance of Abstract: July 12, 2022
  • Last date of submission of full paper (3,000 words): August 15, 2022
  • Date of conference: August 27, 2022

Contact Information

  • Ms. Aaratrika Pandey (Organizing Secretary; Assistant Professor): aratrika[a]karnavatiuniversity.edu.in or +91 88507 11694
  • Ms. Priyanka Taktawala (Convenor; Assistant Professor): priyankataktawala[a]karnavatiuniversity.edu.in or +91 99791 23966

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