ICSSR- Sponsored National Seminar On Law, Court and Politics: Re-negotiating Global and National Perspectives on 18th &19th January, 2018, Organised by The Department of Law, Bankura University, Bankura , West Bengal, India


Due to unavoidable circumstances the seminar is rescheduled from 16th& 17th September, 2017 to 18th & 19th January, 2018. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused to the participants.

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Law and politics are closely associated with each other as law structures the composition and function of the government and at the same time regulates and controls the action of the Government. Government is supposed to follow the ‘Rule of Law’ and the necessary corollary of the same postulates of good governance. The prime stipulation of a civilized and welfare state is to have an independent and impartial judicial system which will keep vigil on different organs of the government and will ensure justice to the people. Law shapes the politics and often politics determines the legal structure of a state. Political discourse creates such concepts as constitutionalism, democratic state, anarchism, nihilism, oligarchy, republic, monarchy etc. which affect the adjudicatory process and the legal system of a state and in the same way decisions made in the
judicial process affect the political process. Court is an organ of the government but it becomes distinct from the legislative and executive organs of the government due to its radical approach, activism and significant role in the modern state. Courts inflect on every issue of politics like the Constitution, executive and legislature, political parties, election, pressure groups, policies, media etc. In the modern welfare states, there are scarcely any political questions which have not been converted into legal issues and resolved by the courts. Courts are now deciding the political questions in areas ranging from hunger, health care, distributive justice, law and order to corruption, criminalization of politics, black money etc. In other words, the roles of socio-political culture may be considered under the general rubric of the Foucauldian dynamics of power as a major determinant of contemporary global scenario. In fact in a trans-cultural global society it becomes increasingly incumbent on us how the mechanism of law and the court are constantly redefining its relationship with political power. It is therefore imperative that the power exercised by the legal system as well as the court interfaces the overarching, political power. These two clashing concepts of power generate new perceptions in the domain of socio-political ideology.
In the light of the above discussion it is pertinent to unfold the intrinsic relationship within a broad range of law and politics perceived in terms of the legislative and judicial process to resolve the issues as mentioned above

This seminar is involved with the greater aspect of judicial process and politics and becomes an instrument of interdisciplinary research which invites the academics and scholars from across the disciplines of Law, Political Science, Sociology, History and other branches of humanities and social sciences to renegotiate legal and political discourse. This seminar will therefore address, but not limited to, the following issues:
1. Constitutionalism , Constitutional Dictatorship and democratic polity
2. Impact of politics on judicial process

3. The changing concept of welfare state in the era of Globalization
4. Equality and privatization
5. Impact of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization on Human Right
6. Importance of Human Rights Education
7. The politics of religion, State policy and Law
8. Appointment of Judges, Judicial politics and an attempts to affect the judicial system
9. Judicial activism and PIL- The Welfare Politics
10. Sustainable Development, Politics of Environmental Justice and Law
11. Good Governance and Justice
The Academicians, Scholars, Jurists and Lawyers are invited to send the Abstract consisting of not more than 300 (Three Hundred) words on or before 20th October, 2017. Acceptance of paper will be communicated on 25th October, 2017. The authors of the accepted papers are requested to send their full length paper on or before 20th December, 2017. Abstract as well as the full article must be sent by e-mail only. E- Mail address is [email protected]
Full length Scholarly writings should not be less than 5000 words. Selected paper, the selection of which will be made through peer review, will be published in a book with ISBN Number and from a reputed publisher in India.

Date of the Seminar
18th & 19th January, 2018
Last Date of Submission of Abstract
20th October, 2017
Communication of Acceptance of Paper
25th October, 2017
Last date of submission of duly filled up Registration Form
10th January, 2018
Last Date of Submission of Full Article
20th December, 2017

Registration is mandatory for the participants to participate in the seminar.. The participants have to register themselves by filling up the registration form attached herewith within 10th January, 2018 along with a Demand Draft of Rs. One Thousand drawn in favour of “Department of Law, Seminar Account” Payable at “Bankura”.
Local Hospitality, Tea/ Coffee, Snacks, Seminar Lunch and Seminar Kits will be provided to the participants. Due to the paucity of fund we cannot provide any Travelling Allowances or Accommodations. However on request of the participants we can arrange the Hotels within reasonable prices.

Must be sent within 10th January, 2018
1. Name of the Author/Participant ________________________________________________
2. Designation and Institution/Organisation _______________________________________
3. Name of the Co-Author/Co-Participant (if any) ___________________________________
4. Designation and Institution/ Organisation _______________________________________
5. Address ___________________________________________________________________
6. Contact Numbers ___________________________________________________________
7. E-mail Id__________________________________________________________________
8. Title of the Research Paper ___________________________________________________
9. Sub-Theme of the paper______________________________________________________
10. Registration Fee Details:
Signature of Participant(s)___________

The nearest railway station is Bankura, which can be reached from Kolkata by Rupasi Bangla Express, Aranyak
Express, Purulia Express. From Bankura railway station, participants may avail auto rickshaw, bus service and
private taxi service to reach the university. Alternatively one can also reach Bankura through Durgapur. Regular
train and bus services are available between Kolkata and Durgapur. From Durgapur one can take SBSTC (South
Bengal State Transport Corporation) run buses to reach Bankura. Those coming from Delhi and northern part of
India can directly reach Bankura through Bhubaneshwar-Rajdhani Express. Alternatively, they may also reach
Durgapur through Sealdah-Rajdhani or Poorva Express and then take bus or four wheeler  to  reach Bankura.

For details contact:

Dr. Subir Kumar Roy, Convener of the Semenar

Associate professor & Head

Department of Law

Bankura University

Bankura, West Bengal, India

E- Mail- [email protected]

(M)- 09733215777