Call for Papers: ITMU Law School’s International Seminar on ‘Emerging Challenges in International Law’ [May 18]; Submit by April 15

ITMU Law School is conducting its first seminar on International Law.

The seminar serves as an endeavor to congregate stalwarts in International Law alongside students and academicians who are keen on  pursuing a path to expertise in this field.

The seminar topic, ‘Emerging Challenges in International Law’, which also constitutes the fundamental premise of the program shall be addressed on the basis of the following themes, all of which shall be discussed in parallel sessions:

  • Reform of UN Charter
  • Enforcement of Human Rights
  • International Rule of Law
  • Respect for International Humanitarian Law
  • Third world approach to reform of International Law
  • Diplomacy and Diplomatic Immunity

The sub-themes for the seminar include (but not confined to) the following areas;

1.      Restructuring of the United Nations Security Council
2.      Role of UN Peace Keeping Force
3.      Right to Pre-emptive Attack
4.      International Law, Geo-politics and Regional Alliances
5.      Position of individuals as subjects of International Law
6.      Enforcement of International Bill of Rights
7.      Instant Customary International Law
8.      Rule of Law in the International arena
9.      Diplomacy in the era globalization
10.     Limits of Diplomatic Immunity and Inviolability
11.     Third World Approach to reform of International Law
12.     International Criminal Court and implementation of Rome Statute
13.     Limitations of Jurisdiction of ICJ
14.     Nuclear non-proliferation
15.     Terrorism
16.     Food Security
17.     Energy Security
18.     Security and Protection of Environment

While authors are welcome to go beyond the suggested sub-themes, kindly be advised that articles are expected not to go beyond the fundamental theme of the seminar.

Note: Seminars and Conferences at ITMU Law School are not intended to provide a stage for discussing overview/introduction/ fundamentals of law.

Sub-themes highlighted herein are to be treated and addressed as ‘Research Topics’ leading to intellectual discussion and debate.

Papers are required to evidence the author’s sound understanding of International Law. Hence, papers whose contents are substantially generic in nature are likely to be summarily rejected during the course of reviewing.

Call for Papers:

Research paper invited from Scholars, Researchers and Practitioners, Academicians and Students on issues related to above theme. Author of selected paper will be given an opportunity to present their paper in seminar. Joint authorship is permitted, subject to a maximum of two co-authors. On approval through a peer-reviewing process, the best articles shall be published in the inaugural issue of the ITMU Law Review.

Guideline for Submission of Papers:

Full Length Paper should not exceed 5 pages. It must be typed in Times New Roman Font, Size 12 on A4 paper with 1” margin on all sides with single line spacing using MS Word. Use of Blue Book style of referencing and footnote is encouraged.

A brief profile of the author indicating his/her designation, email ID, contact number and address has to be sent along with the abstract (250-300 words) of the article to the Organizing Secretary.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline of Abstract Submission : 15th April, 2013
  • Notification of Acceptance : 1st May, 2013
  • Deadline of Full Paper Submission : 6th May, 2013
  • Conference Date : 18th May 2013

Submission Method:

Abstracts have to be emailed to the following:, Cc to After acceptance of the abstract, the full paper should also be sent to the same email-ids.

  • Registration Fees for Paper Presenters: Rs.500
  • Registration Fees for Participants: Rs.500

Note: Fees is to be paid on the day of seminar. All the participants will be provided with certificate of participation.

Due to budgetary constraints, no TA/DA shall be provided. Local hospitality can be arranged at nominal rates near the venue of the premises

For Further Information, please contact:

Dr. Sunod M Jacob
Asst. Prof. of Law
Tel: 91-124-2365811 to 12 Extn. 270
Mob- 8750572631

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