Call For Paper: Conference on International Law By Indian National Bar Association


Conference on International Law

Concept Note

Many people see international law to be abstract in nature. Topics such as war and peace or relationships between countries are considered by many not questions of law, but of power and influence. It is often viewed in a narrow sense by focusing solely on the aspects of security, diplomacy, and peace but with the ever-expanding technology particularly data-flow, complex interactions between states and people, and most importantly, climate change and hence it is high time to look at international law in a broader sense.

The effects of international law on the municipal laws of various countries of the World are diverse. In countries which follow ‘monist’ school, international treaties are so-called self-executing in nature. On the other hand, countries like India follow the ‘dualist’ school of law thereby not implementing international treaties into national law automatically and without legislation made by the Parliament of India.

The approach of Indian courts towards international law has been constantly evolving. Indian Judiciary, though not empowered to make legislation, is free to interpret India’s obligations under international law into the domestic legal sphere of the country in pronouncing its decision in a case concerning issues of international law.

Keeping in view the above, there exists need to deliberate over the evolving spheres of international law and their interactions with each other. This Conference is intended to provide a platform to academicians, lawyers, corporate personalities and scholars all over the country and abroad to share their insights. As the need to foster the study of international law and to promote international relations on the basis of law and justice is more significant today than ever, the objective of this Conference is:

  • To foster the study and development of international law;
  • To encourage research in international law;
  • To study the application of international law as primarily affecting India.

About Indian National Bar Association

The Indian National Bar Association (INBA) is incorporated as a non-profit, non-political, non-Governmental Association endeavoring to –

  • Act as premier body representing the interest of Indian Legal Community & to strive to provide several economic & social benefits that should accrue to them;
  • Reform the Indian Legal Systems leading to effective & quick justice for everyone;
  • Reform the Indian Governmental bureaucratic rules & regulations (red-tape) and the Legal Systems, leading to nation’s economic and business growth;

INBA has global reach and membership. It is constituted by Leading Advocates, Attorneys, Eminent Judges, Multinational Corporate & Businesses, Law Firms, Legal Fraternity and Professionals, Senior Government Officials, Law Students and Professors, NGOs, Litigants, Law Publishers and Vendors, Groups, Associations, and Individuals who are interested to promoting the goals and objectives of the Association.

INBA achieves its goals by providing opportunities for legal education, seminars, camaraderie & networking, Pro-bono Work, Public Interest Litigations and the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the Indian legal & justice systems.

About Section for Law Students, INBA

Section for Law Students, INBA, a team consisting of enthusiastic and diligent members of the student community, works as a voice of law students and organizes various activities which further brings forth the professional opportunities among law students. It offers students a distinctive membership experience which bridges the gap between disparate legal jurisdictions.  

Section for Law Students is governed by an Executive Committee, which comprises of a team of dedicated law students, whose unflagging efforts in organizing projects enriches the career of law students in India.  

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The Conference is a platform of an international legal debate that examines recent developments and prospects for development of International Law and connected matters. It opens its doors to authors from different countries encouraging presentations of views from Students and Academicians from the legal education space and from the practitioners of law in the following themes:

Theme 1: International Law in Cyberspace 

  • Data Protection & Privacy in the realm of cyberspace
  • Artificial Intelligence and its implications for International Commercial Law
  • Cross-border investment in the cyber domain
  • Regulation of Cyberspace by International Law
  • Effect of rapidly developing cyberspace on corporate entities
  • Evolution of International Commercial Law due to evolving cyberspace
  • The conflict between the data subject’s rights and powers of online platforms – the right to be forgotten
  • Virtual dispute resolution centers

Theme 2: International Human Rights

  • Cross-border Human Trafficking
  • Racial Prejudice and Death Penalty
  • Gendering the Genocide
  • Religious Freedom and Equality: Intercultural Encounters
  • Are Refugee Rights Human Rights?
  • How does human rights law complement international relations at the global level?
  • How enforceable are international human rights laws? Perspectives on achievements and challenges still to surmount.
  • Non-member states of the United Nations and the protection of international human rights law
  • Grey zones in international human rights law

Theme 3: International Humanitarian Law and International Refugees Law

  • Migration and Ethnic Relations
  • Governance of Internal Displacement
  • Female Combatants in warfare
  • Evolving nature of Warfare
  • Asylum & the rights of refugees
  • Access to International Protection: Towards a Gradual Merger between Refugee Law and International Humanitarian Law?
  • Evolution of Refugee law in the context of the latest socio-political developments

Theme 4: International Commercial Law

  • Resolving cross-border insolvency
  • Increasing Access to International Arbitration
  • International Economic Sanctions and its implications
  • Financial corruption under international commercial law
  • Cross-border M&A and international commercial law
  • International Commercial Arbitration in Cyberspace

The above areas of law and themes are indicative in nature. The participants are free to choose any inter-disciplinary topic involving one or more of the above areas of law.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. The language of the paper and the working language of the seminar and the presentations shall be done in English only.
  2. Co-authorship is permitted, subject to a limit of a maximum of two authors per submission.
  3. The author(s) is required to send an abstract of their paper upon selection of which they will be required to send their paper.
  4. The abstract must contain the highlights of the full paper and should be between 300 and 500 words.
  5. The soft copy of abstract shall be submitted at [email protected] along with a cover page mentioning Author(s) Name(s), University/ Organization, paper title, email address and mobile number.
  6. The research paper must be submitted by 27th March 2019 along with a copy of the scanned DD or receipt in case of Net banking.
  7. No part of the paper should have been published earlier or should be under consideration for publication. Any form of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.


Last date to register is 10th March 2019. The participants are required to register themselves at:

Registration Fees:

Last date for submission of registration fees which is to be paid after acceptance of abstract is 27th March 2019.

Single Authors: INR 1180 (inclusive of applicable GST)

Two Authors: INR 1770 (inclusive of applicable GST)

Payable at: (by DD or Net Banking)

Beneficiary’s Name: Indian National Bar Association New Delhi-110014  

Indian National Bar Association Address: 8/11, First Floor Shahi Hospital Road Jangpura Extension, Jangpura New Delhi – 110014, India

Beneficiary’s Bank Account no: 1509002101114397

IFSC Code: PUNB0309000

MICR Code: 110024136


Prizes: Cash prizes & Certificates

  • Best Speaker (per session): 5000
  • Second-Best Speaker (per session): 3000

Best 10 research papers would be published.

All participants will get participation certificates.

Important Dates:

  • Last Date for Registration – 10th March 2019
  • Abstract submission – 10th March 2019
  • Acceptance of Abstract – 14th March 2019
  • Last date for payment (post abstract acceptance)- 27th March 2019
  • Submission of Full-Length paper – 27th March 2019

Format of Submission:

  1. The text should be in Times New Roman, font size 12 headings in font size 14, line spacing 1.5. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single spacing.
  2. 19th Edition Bluebook citation format should be followed strictly.
  3. One inch margin on all sides should be maintained.
  4. The word limit is 3500-5000 words (exclusive of footnotes).


In case of any queries, you can reach out to us at [email protected] or call:

  • Arushi Sethi: +91 9560897119
  • Manas Aggarwal: +91 9599014796
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