CfP: 2-Day International Seminar on ‘Resolution of Access Benefit Sharing via ADR w.r.t Bio-Diversity Act 2002’ by GH Raisoni Law College [Oct 23-24]: Submit by Oct 18

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GH Raisoni University, Saikheda with GH Raisoni Law College, Nagpur and Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board, Nagpur is organising a 2-Day International Seminar on ‘Resolution of Access Benefit Sharing via ADR with reference to Bio-Diversity Act 2002’ on October 23 & 24, 2021.

About the College

GH Raisoni Law School (GHRLS), Nagpur was established in 2004 by Raisoni Group. GH Raisoni Law School is affiliated to RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur and is recognised by the Government of Maharashtra. The Raisoni Group has variegated in the fields of Marketing, Distribution, Manufacturing, Construction and Healthcare. 

About the Seminar

GH Raisoni University, Saikheda with GH Raisoni Law College, Nagpur and Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board, Nagpur is organising a 2-Day International seminar on ‘Resolution of Access Benefit Sharing via Alternative Dispute Resolution with reference to Bio-Diversity Act 2002’ on October 23rd and 24th, 2021.

All the interested students and professionals are invited to submit their scholarly research papers on any of the following sub-themes on or before October 18.

Background

The two-day International Seminar endeavours to cover the emerging issues and challenges faced while settlement of Access Benefit Sharing (ABS) via Biodiversity Act 2002, through Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques in India.

The need for alternatives to the formal legal system has engaged the attention of the legal fraternity, comprising judges, lawyers and law researchers for several decades now. This has for long been integral to the process of judicial reform and signifying the access to justice approach.

While keeping the growth of India’s economic development coupled with the renewed confidence of foreign investors to invest in India, it has become important to provide a swifter justice delivery system to resolve a commercial dispute. For a country like India with its burgeoning cases waiting to be disposed of with limited judicial outreach, arbitration can be a valuable option to resolve the dispute.

With the diversity of India’s richness in plant species, and 10 distinct biogeography zones as well as 2 of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, conditions and of the various ethnic populations living in India, the country has become an important centre of diversity of many domesticated species, including various cereals, millets, vegetables, temperate and tropical fruits, fibre crops, medicinal and aromatic plants.

Countries have sovereign rights over the genetic resources found on their territory. When benefits arise from research or development on genetic resources, including when it leads to the commercial use of a developed product, these benefits should be shared fairly and equitably with the country providing these resources.

Each generation has the right to inherit the same diversity in natural and cultural resources enjoyed by the previous generations and to have equitable access to the use and benefits of these resources. At the same time, the present generation is the custodian of the planet for future generations, obliged to conserve this legacy so that future generations may also enjoy these same rights. Intergenerational equity extends the scope of social justice into the future.

Who can Attend?

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Postgraduate Students
  • Research Scholars
  • PhD Students
  • Academicians
  • Law Professionals
  • Professionals from Scientific Background
  • Non-Government Organizations
  • Government and Private Organizations

Call for Papers

Submission Guidelines

  • The paper should be original and unpublished offering new insights, a new approach, or new knowledge to the body of literature.
  • The abstract should be of a maximum of 300 words followed by a minimum of 5 keywords in the format given.
  • The manuscript should follow the format:
    • Title of the paper, Name, Position with Institute name, Contact no. and Email address
    • Approximately 300 words of abstract followed by a minimum of 5 keywords along with the final paper
    • The paper should follow the font Times New Roman size 12 (justify alignment) and heading size 14 (aligned centrally) in MS-Word format
    • All references should follow the MLA style. All tables and figures should be appropriately numbered
  • All participants should email their respective abstracts before the deadline.

Themes and Sub-themes

All the interested students and professionals are invited to submit their scholarly research papers on any of the following sub-themes on or before 18th October.

The broad sub-themes are:

  • Current and Potential use of Arbitration in Biodiversity related issues
  • WIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution for Biodiversity
  • Opportunities through ADR conflict resolution in Access Benefit Sharing
  • The relationship of the Convention on Biodiversity with Alternative DisputeResolution
  • Sustainable development and Biodiversity related Conventions and otherInternational agreements, processes and settlement through Conciliation orMediation like institutions
  • Access Benefit Sharing and Biological Diversity in practice
  • National committees and International co-operation in resolving biological diversity issues with Alternative Dispute Resolution

Click here for a detailed explanation of the sub-themes.

Registration

Click on the link given at the end of this post to register for the seminar.

Registration Fees

  • Faculty Members: Rs 200/- (including the publication processing fees)
  • Research Scholars/Students: Rs 100/-

(Please upload a screenshot of the transaction in the Registration Link)

Contact Information

  • Ms. Yashi Sharma Assistant Professor, GH Raisoni University, Saikheda
    Email: yashi.sharma@ghru.edu.in
  • Ms. Devyani SharmaAssistant Professor,GH Raisoni University, Saikheda
    Email: devyani.sharma@ghru.edu.in

Click here to register for the seminar.

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