About Amity University
Amity University, Noida is a private research university located in Noida, India. It was established in 2005 by an Act of the State Legislature of Uttar Pradesh. The university is recognized by University Grants Commission and accredited by the NAAC with a grade of ‘A+’.
About the 3rd Annual International Conference
Amity Law School, Noida [Amity University, Uttar Pradesh (India)] in partnership with the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University (Western Australia) is delighted to host the 3rd Annual International Conference on Comparative Law on February 18 – 19, 2022.
The theme for the 3rd Annual International Conference is:
A comparative study is the quintessence of the development of municipal law. Adopting the comparative approach helps acquire a deeper understanding of one’s own legal system by virtue of its ability to assess and appreciate the similarities and distinctions amongst legislation, legal institutions, political framework, social ideologies, policies and rules prevalent in corresponding jurisdictions.
This comparison may be ‘bilateral’ i.e., between two distinct legal regimes or ‘multilateral’ involving a comparative analysis of more than two legal systems. The definite aim is, however, the betterment and strengthening of the domestic legal structure.
Comparative methodology to the study of law is not unknown to India. Its impact is apparent in the evolution of Indian law. The illustrious Indian Constitution is in itself a testimony of the practical application of comparative law in the country. It seeks inspiration from the best practices enshrined in the text of analogous Constitutions.
The revered Indian judiciary has repeatedly, in its historic judgements, made a reference to the norms prevailing in comparable jurisdictions to advance and nourish the home jurisprudence. The progression of Article 21 of the Constitution of India is one such classic example.
Furthermore, the comparative method is strikingly evident in the stances taken by the Indian Courts in extending protection to several socio-economic entitlements and causes including, gender rights, civil and political rights, environmental causes, corporate governance, etc.
ICCL – 2022 has a plethora of non-exhaustive themes and sub-themes to offer! The author may make a suitable choice from the given sub-themes. The base country of comparison, however, must be either India or Australia.
Theme 1: Comparative Constitutional Law
- State and Legal Structure
- Constitutional Rights and Liberties
- Legislative and Electoral Process
- Constitution and the Judiciary
- Fundamental Duties
Theme 2: Comparative Criminal Law
- Punishment and Sentencing
- Gender Neutrality in Sexual Offences
- Comparative Criminal Procedure
- Offences against the State
- Children and the Criminal Justice System
Theme 3: Comparative Media, IPR and Technology Law
- Social Media and OTT Regulations
- News Media Challenges: Its Freedom and Accountability including Fake News
- Artificial Intelligence
- Telecommunication Law
- IPR in Digital Era
Theme 4: Comparative Business Law
- Corporate Law
- Competition Law
- Banking and Investment Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
Theme 5: Comparative Family Law
- Marriage and Divorce
- Succession and Inheritance
- Adoption and Maintenance
- Relationship in the Nature of Marriage
- Uniform Civil Code
- Abstract: Each applicant must submit 250-300 words abstract providing an overview of the proposed paper by e-mail to [email protected] no later than January 10, 2022. Each paper will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the comparative law scholarship and the theme of the conference, for example, by advancing new knowledge, connecting previously unrelated facts, offering a critique of existing law, or proposing reform.
- Important Pre-condition: It is mandatory for the applicant to consider either India or Australia in the comparative framework.
- Date of Communication of Acceptance of Abstract: The organizing committee will notify each applicant of whether his or her abstract has been accepted by January 15, 2022. Decisions of the organizing committee to accept papers for presentation at the conference shall be final.
- Date of Submission of Paper: Applicants selected by the organizing committee to participate in the conference must submit their complete paper by the deadline of February 7, 2022.
- Paper Format: Each paper must be between 5,000 and 7,000 words and include headings and properly formatted footnote citations (endnotes are not permissible). Papers must be in MS Word format with Times New Roman font on an A4 size paper and 1” margin on all sides, font size 12 and line spacing of 1.5. ILI Rules of Footnoting (Indian contributors)/Any other suitable mode of Footnoting used as a norm in the research community of a country (Foreign Nationals), may be followed. [They would be standardized at the time of selection for publication].
- E-Mail: Papers/abstracts/expression of interest for mere participation must be submitted by e-mail to: [email protected]
- Registration Fee: Each successful applicant must pay the conference registration fee as prescribed herein-below, no later than January 20, 2022. Only one co-author shall be permitted. The registration fee is non-refundable. [The authors whose paper would be selected for presentation shall be informed about the mode of payment through an e-mail.]
- Participation: Anyone interested in hearing the deliberations that transpire in the inaugural keynote speaker session, valedictory ceremony or technical session, is invited to merely participate in the conference on payment of a minimal fee stipulated herein-below. The participant may pose questions, access literature and shall be entitled to a certificate in the capacity of an attendee. He/she would, however, not be acknowledged as a paper presenter.
- Mode of Organizing: To reiterate, the conference may be in online, offline or hybrid mode, strictly in accordance with the prevalent government norms. The mode of the conference shall be intimated to each participant timely. [Currently, it is in the hybrid mode for Indian nationals and shall remain online for all foreign nationals considering the risks posed by travelling and divergent norms being followed in diverse countries].
- Accommodation: If the conference is organized in the physical mode, accommodation, ordinarily, would not be provided by the organizers considering the pandemic situation however, on a special request made by the participant/presenter, the requisite arrangement may be made in accordance with his/her desire on payment of the appropriate fee. There is no provision for TA.
- Attendance: Participants must attend the conference on both days to receive a participation e-certificate, which will be presented only at the conclusion of the conference.
- Publication Opportunities: All abstracts shall be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be published in an edited book (with ISBN) following the conference. If deemed suitable, papers may also be accommodated in peer-reviewed, refereed journal (s), as the case may be. In this regard, however, the editorial wisdom of the editors and the feedback of the judges shall be conclusive in selecting the worthiness of the paper to be published. Further details against this backdrop will be provided in due course.
Certificates may be provided in the physical-printed mode or in the shape of e-certificates, depending on the manner in which the conference is eventually organized.
E-mail ID: [email protected]