Law and society share a dialogic relationship. The nature of their relationship influences their initiation, trajectory as well as rendering in more ways than one. Law is comprehended as both the reflection as well as the aspiration of its society.
We at VLS understand the significance of evolving a holistic perspective as an essential tool for enhancement of understanding these overlapping categories.
Vivekananda Law School, a pioneer Institute of law education proposes to organize a National Conference on ‘Family Structure, Social Change and the Law’.
We at Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, take this opportunity to invite academics, law enforcers and research scholars to contribute to this stimulating exchange of ideas and dimensions on family, society and law.
Call for papers:
i. Family and law
Familial philanthropy and economic rights in a family (e.g. in undivided Hindu family)
Women as daughters and brides (social and legal rights in natal and marital homes)
Hindu undivided family
Changing patterns of family
Live in relationships as new form of family
Elderly and incapacitated persons – care and protection
ii. Marriage and law
The institution of marriage
Legal and social resolution of marital conflict
Inter caste and inter religious marriages
Succession and inheritance rights
Marriage as a tool to achieve individual and group aspirations
iii. Reproductive rights of women, surrogacy and adoption
Abortions and women’s choices
Right to Abortion vs. Sex Selective Abortions
Traditional surrogacy contracts
Legal issues on surrogacy
India as a field for commercial surrogacy
Health issues and Rights of surrogate women in India.
Surrogacy vs. Prostitution: Use of women’s body
Laws of adoption
Adoption by single women
Use and misuse of DNA technology and paternity matters
iv. Violence against women and the media
CEDAW and PWDVA – the law, loopholes and implementation
Dowry and marital rape
Media and reinforcement of traditional gender roles
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