CfP: Conference on South Asia’s International Courts and Tribunals [Feb 28-29, 2020, Delhi]: Submit by June 30

Faculty of Legal Studies International Conference South Asia in the Era of International Courts and Tribunals New Delhi, 28–29 February 2020About the organisation:

South Asian University (SAU) is an international university established by the eight member nations of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) viz. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. SAU started its operations from the academic year 2010.

About the conference:

Faculty of Legal Studies International Conference of South Asian University is hosting a conference on South Asia in the Era of International Courts and Tribunals, on 28–29 February 2020 at New Delhi.

The Conference is announced in the backdrop of discernibly increased activities of international courts and tribunals. Abstracts are invited that engage with the conference theme which intends to facilitate a number of streams of inquiry both within and across them. In particular, the conference theme invites engagement with a range of issues broadly falling within the following three sub-themes:

Date and place: 28–29 February 2020, New Delhi.

Topic: South Asia in the Era of International Courts and Tribunals.

Venue: FSI Hall, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, India, 110 021.


1. The Composition and Competence of International Courts and Tribunals and the Role of South Asian Countries.

2.  The Strategies and Advocacy before International Courts and Tribunals and South Asian Countries.

3: The Impact of International Courts and Tribunals on the Governance of South Asian Countries.

Submission of proposals:

Interested scholars are invited to submit one abstract of 400–500 words. Full name, email address and affiliation of the applicant must be written at the top of the document containing the abstract. Proposals should identify whether they are a “young scholar” proposal. The abstract file must be submitted in .doc, .docx or .pdf format, and named “Surname_Name_SACT2020_Abstract”.

The applicant must also send a one-page curriculum vitae, including a list of most relevant publications. The curriculum vitae file must be submitted in .doc, .docx or .pdf format, and named “Surname_Name_SACT2020_CV”.

The subject column of the submission e-mail must be composed as “SACT2020 Submission – Surname_Name”.

The abstract and the curriculum vitae must be emailed to < sact2020[at]>.

Selection criteria:
  • Relevance to the Conference theme.
  • The originality of the paper.
  • Geographical and gender balance of the participants.
Important dates:
  • The issue of the call for papers: 28 February 2019.
  • Submission of abstracts (400–500 words): 30 June 2019.
  • Communication to successful applicants: 31 July 2019
  • Submission of full papers (8000–12000 words): 15 December 2019.
  • Last date of registration: 31 January 2020.
  • Conference dates: 28–29 February 2020.

Participants will be responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses.

Very limited funding may be available to young scholars (PhD candidates or those who have had the submission of their theses no earlier than three years before submission of their abstracts) working in SAARC countries to support a portion of their travel and accommodation.

However, no financial support will be given without a timely receipt of full papers.

  • Non-SAU PhD scholars: INR500/$10/EUR10.
  • Non-SAU teachers and others: INR1000/$20/EUR20.
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