Symposium on Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and Space Law [April 13-14, Delhi]: Submit by March 25

About The symposium:

The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) along with Indian Journal of Law and International Affairs (IJLIA-student-run journal (ISSN 2518-3257)) , in association with ICRC, Amnesty International India and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) are organising a two-day International Symposium on ‘International Humanitarian Law’, ‘Human Rights Law on Torture’, and ‘Space Law’ on 13th- 14th April, 2019.

Eminent personalities from various spheres of the legal profession will be attending the Symposium. The Symposium shall entail, apart from the Technical Sessions to be spread across both the days, panel discussions on specific issues relating to International Humanitarian Law and the Human Rights Law on Torture and Space Law.

The objective of the symposium is to provide a platform to students of various law schools and members of allied disciplines to have academically enriching discussions on various themes revolving the aforementioned topics and to further enhance our legal acumen vis-à-vis the expert opinions and analysis of our distinguished panellists.

About the Indian society of international law:

The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) was founded in 1959 with the objective to “foster nationwide the study and development of International Law and to encourage the comparative study of the application of International Law in other States”.

The ISIL has been publishing the Indian Journal of International Law since its inception, which has attained a high standard and is held in high esteem the world over.

The teaching wing of the ISIL- the Indian Academy of International Law & Diplomacy, runs post-graduate diploma courses in various branches of international law. The ISIL organises every year a Summer Course and various short term courses, conferences & seminars in international law to bring to you the current developments and their importance.

About the journal:

IJLIA is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, bi-annual Journal seeking to publish original research articles, academic research, empirical reports, and other such incidental scholarly work which address various disciplines of international law.

The Journal endeavours to promote our shared flair for legal academia and to holistically address multifarious contemporary issues of international law.

Who can participate:

Students, academicians, bureaucrats, professionals, diplomats, researchers etc. from various fields of law and/or international affairs, allied subjects and multi-disciplinary fields are invited to contribute to the Symposium.

International Humanitarian Law:
  • Sexual Violence in the armed conflict.
  • The Interaction between Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law.
  • From Nuclear Warfare & Chemical attack to Cluster Bombs- The Unaccountability to regulate the means and methods of warfare in IHL.
  • The applicability of IHL in terrorist and counter-terrorist activities.
Human Rights Law on Torture:
  • Torture in International Human Rights Law.
  • Torture in India- Custodial Torture in Prison and Need for Separate Legislation.
  • Remedies and Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture.
  • The Torture in Prison, Solitary Confinement and the Need of Institutional Transparency to Prevent Torture.
Space law:

The Space treaties came into existence around 50 years ago, a time when India merely remained a neophyte in space explorations. Since then, there has been a tremendous development worldwide, especially in India, in the arena of space and allied technology.

Also, the number of space-faring nations has escalated to an unprecedented level, creating consciousness among the world nations regarding the inevitability of space industry in their aspirations. Such advancement in technology coupled with a rapid increase in the number of players has made the sector more open to commercialization and privatization, thereby turning it highly competitive.

At this juncture, it becomes paramount for the developing countries, especially India, to develop a coherent approach towards the international law prevalent in outer space regime. In this background, the role of policy makers and academia becomes significant in providing scholarly support and an intellectual back-up in redefining India’s approach to international space law.

Hence with this purpose, this symposium proposes to gather the opinion of the experts in the issue, generate a coherent approach to guide the nation along the path of development.

Submission guidelines:

The abstract should be accompanied by a separate cover page comprising of a brief profile of the author including the current academic position, e-mail ID, contact number and official address.

Please note that the separate cover page is mandatory and in the absence of

1. The word limit for abstracts must not exceed 300-350 words.

2. The submissions should be original and unpublished.

3. Co-authorship is allowed up to three persons.

4. Full name(s) of the author(s), along with their designations must be given.

5. The Harvard Bluebook (20th edition) citation style should strictly be followed in the submissions, non-compliance to which will lead to it being summarily rejected.

6. The word limit for research papers is 5000-8000 words (maximum, excluding footnotes).

7. The body of the paper should be in Times New Roman, with font size 12 and 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 with single line spacing.

8. A margin of four centimetres should be left on all sides.

9. Page borders should not be used.

10. The paper should be submitted in MS Word (doc.) Format.

11. The email should entail the following:

  • Abstract (without the author’s details).
  • Cover Letter [with the name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact details of the author(s)].

Abstracts & research papers should strictly be submitted at, with the subject “Submission – Title of the Paper (Name(s) of authors)”. The Final Paper shall be submitted on the same thread.

Publication of the articles:

The Indian Journal of Law and International Affairs shall exclusively select 10 remarkable papers presented during the Symposium, post the successful conclusion of the review process.

Subsequently, the selected articles shall be separately published in the Special Issue (Special Issue III) of the Journal.


Indian Society of International Law, Bhagwan Das Marg, Near Supreme Court of India, New Delhi.

Important dates:
  • The Last date for Abstract Submission: 25th March 2019.
  • Notification of final selected abstracts: 30th March 2019.
  • Last date of Registration: 2nd April 2019.
  • The Last date for Submission of papers: 10th April 2019.
  • Seminar: 13th& 14th April 2019.
The Registration fee for the seminar is as follows:

Indian authors:
₹1500 for Bonafide Students/Research Scholars

₹2000 for Academicians/Professionals

₹1000 for Delegates

Authors from Foreign Countries:

$30 for Bonafide Students/Research Scholars;

$40 for Academicians/Professionals

Note: No Accommodation, TA/DA or any remuneration shall be provided by the Organisers of the Symposium.

Contact info:

Zahra Khan, Managing Editor, International Journal of Law & International Affairs: +91-9953560921

Adhil Saifudheen, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Law & International Affairs: +91 – 8505898874

ISIL – +91-11-23384458/59

Queries can be directed to symposium.ijlia[at], with the subject as “Query”.

Important links:
To register, click here.
The Website of the Journal can be accessed here.


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