NUSRL, Ranchi, the 14th National Law University of India has been established by an Act of the Jharkhand State Legislature, prompted by the vision of the constitutional forefathers that the law, legal system and legal institutions have an overreaching role of human, social, political and economic development of the Nation.
The Centre for Legal Aid Programme is an integral centre of learning at the National University of Study and Research in Law. The Centre is known to have been championing the contemporary and globally relevant domain of legal aid and awareness.
About the Seminar
National Seminar on Mental Health and its Interface on Socio-economic and legal arenas at National University of Study and Research in law, Ranchi on 15th– 16th May 2020
The Mental Healthcare Act had been introduced in 2017 upon the ratification of the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2006, after incorporating the human rights aspect of persons suffering from mental disorders, which wasn’t recognized in the prior Act of 1987.
Despite the enforcement of such an Act, its implementation seems to be a practical impossibility, under the prevailing socio-economic conditions of the country. In this context, the Medico-legal seminar shall endeavour to assess the actual stance and challenges faced by the different stakeholders in the existing mental healthcare regime such as mandated counsellors, the caregivers, local public authorities, social workers in the field of mental health, health economists, legal professionals, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, academicians and so on.
Mental Health in Society
Mental health, faith-healers and religious practices
Gender differences in mental health treatment
Issues and role of community in rehabilitation
Schools as a medium for creating awareness of mental health and illness
Mental Health and Economics
Socio-economic constraints and stigma regarding mental health
Health Economics and Mental Health
Human Development Index and Mental Health
Mental Health in Law
Legal validity of the Mental Healthcare Act 2017
Ethics in the medical practice of mental health
Human rights and Mental Health
Budget allocation and mental health
Reservation policy and mental health
Note: The above sub-themes are merely suggestive, not exhaustive.
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi
Participants must submit their abstract at clap[at]nusrlranchi.ac.in.
The last day for submission of the abstract for the Seminar has been extended to March 20th, 2020. Also, those who have already submitted the abstract are hereby given an opportunity to make any modifications in their submissions and resubmit the same by March 20th, 2020.
Important dates and deadlines
Last date for Submission of the Abstract: March 20th, 2020
Notification of acceptance of the Abstract: March 30th, 2020
Last date for Final Paper Submission: April 10th, 2020
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