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CfP: International E-Conference 40 Years of UNCLOS: Examining the Success and Failures by School of Law, Bennett University [Sept 24]: Submit by August 20


School of Law, Bennett University is organising an International Conference on 40 years of UNCLOS: Examining the Success and Failures on September 24, 2022 in online mode and inviting submissions on the form of a call for papers.

About School of Law, Bennett University

Bennett University has been established by the ‘Times Group’, India’s largest media conglomerate through Act No. 24 of 2016 passed by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

Bennett University established the School of Law with a vision to strive for excellence in teaching, research, and advocacy toward Justice for all by shaping thought leaders in public policy of National and International dimensions.

The school at present is offering B.A.LL.B. (Hons.), B.B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) and Ph.D. courses and imbibes the best practices of national and international law schools in terms of curriculum, pedagogy, innovation in teaching methods and to add new interfaces addressing emerging new issues.

About the Conference

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), 1982 is the hallmark of success of multilateralism for the last 40 years having 167 member countries plus European Union. Often touted as the ‘Constitution for the Oceans’, it lays down rules and regulations governing the oceans seeking to minimize the oceans-use-related conflict between nations and fostering cooperation among nations for smooth trade and economic activities.

The key issues dealt with by this ‘umbrella convention’ includes maritime delimitation, maritime security, protection of the marine environment, marine research, dispute resolution process, access of oceans to landlocked countries, and institutional arrangement to oversee the implementation of the UNCLOS mandate.

During the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea (1980-1982) when UNCLOS was drafted, the Indian Representative at the UN remarked that it, “… symbolizes the hopes and needs of the developing countries…’. Developing countries through Group of 77, contributed to the creation of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the establishment of the International Seabed Authority to regulate the exploitation and use of deep-sea resources bolstering the concept of treating seabed and ocean floor and subsoil beyond national jurisdiction as Common Heritage of Mankind.

Despite several successes and achievements, there are certain issues like environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, protection of human rights at oceans, delineation of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles, etc. which have not been adequately addressed under UNCLOS.

This international conference hopes to bring together academic and industry experts from around the world to discuss and deliberate on the achievements and failures over the last 40 years and the future relevance of UNCLOS.

The international conference is also timely in bringing together experts from developing countries to delve and deliberate on the prospects of the UNCLOS.

 Suggested Sub-themes

  1. Delimitation 
  2. Marine Environment and Climate Change
  3. Marine Security and Defense issues.
  4. Human Rights Issues
  5. Deep Sea Mining
  6. Dispute Resolution Mechanism
  7. General issues pertaining to law of sea and maritime law
  8. A multidisciplinary approach to the study of the law of sea
  9. Any other topic related to the theme


Any interested student, researcher, academician, or policymaker from Indian and foreign institutions can submit their abstract for consideration.

Mode of Conference

The conference will be organized in online mode. If there are any changes, participants would be advised accordingly.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Each applicant must submit a maximum 500-word abstract by e-mail to [email protected] no later than August 20, 2022.
  • The abstract must contain details about the names of the author(s), contact details, institutional affiliation, and designation.
  • A maximum of 5 keywords are to be provided along with the abstract.
  • Co-authorship is permissible for up to two authors only.
  • Acceptance of the abstracts shall be communicated via email by August 25, 2022.
  • On selection of the abstract, the author(s) must pay the required fees no later than September 2, 2022. The link for the payment portal shall be sent to the authors whose abstract would be selected along with the acceptance mail.

Paper Submission Guidelines

  • The last date for submission of the full-length paper is September 15, 2022.
  • All papers must be submitted to [email protected]
  • The full-length paper should not exceed 6000 words (exclusive of footnotes). It must have the abstract and details of the authors.
  • In the case of co-authorship, at least one author must attend the conference to present the paper.
  • The main text should be in Times New Roman with a font size 12 and spacing of 1.5.
  • The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single spacing.
  • Referencing style: 20th Blue Book edition.
  • Plagiarism: All submissions must be the author’s original and unpublished work.
  • The paper must be submitted in word document (.doc or .docx) format only.
  • Papers selected for oral presentation will again be subjected to double-blind peer review before it is published in the Book carrying ISBN.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission deadline: August 20, 2022
  • Date of Communication of acceptance of abstract: August 25, 2022
  • Date of Payment of Registration Fee: On selection of the abstract, the author(s) must pay the required fees no later than September 2, 2022. The link for the payment portal shall be sent only to the authors whose abstract would be selected along with the acceptance mail. For registration, proof of payment indicating the transaction reference number along with the full name, affiliation, and email id must be sent to the email [email protected]
  • Full Paper Submission by September 15, 2022
  • Date of the Conference (Paper Presentation): September 24, 2022. 

Registration Fees for Paper presentation

A. Academicians/ Law Professionals/Lawyers:

  • Single Author: INR 1000/- 
  • Co-authored: INR 1500/-

B. Students and Ph.D Research Scholars

  • Single Author: INR 500/- 
  • Co-authored: INR 750/- 

II. Registration Fees for participation without a paper presentation: INR 250/-  [with certificate]

Conference Organisers

  • Prof. (Dr.) Nuzhat Parveen Khan, Dean, and Professor, School of Law, Bennett University, Greater Noida
  • Dr. Garima Tiwari, Associate Professor, School of Law, Bennett University, Greater Noida
  • Dr. Shashi Bhushan Ojha, Assistant Professor, School of Law, Bennett University, Greater Noida

Contact Information

In case of queries, write to: [email protected]

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