National Seminar on Laws for Indian Woman: Sufficient to Save?

When: May 27, 2018 (Sunday)

Where: New Delhi (NCR)

Topic: Laws for Indian Woman: Sufficient to Save?

How To Participate: Submit Abstract Here

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Jus Dicere is pleased to announce National Seminar on Laws for Indian Woman: Sufficient to Save?

Concept Note

16th of December, 2012 changed something in the Indian Conscience. A rape so horrific that it lead to the victim’s intestines being pulled out by the perpetrators forced the people of this country to move to the streets and demand change in the laws of this country. This led to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 which amended the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Indian Evidence Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. It’s been almost six years, a lot has changed or has it?

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 brought some sincere changes in the legal framework like allowing the right to private defence to the extent of causing death for reasonable apprehension of Acid Attack, inserting the offence of  Acid Attack, extending the punishment for assault or criminal force with intent to outrage modesty, insertion of offences like stalking and voyeurism, substitution of new sections for trafficking of person, rape with focus on consequences to determine punishment, sexual intercourse with a person in authority, as well as provisions related to gang rape.

Now, almost six years down the line it is important to look back and introspect and look forward and predict. The need of the hour is to actually analyze how effective these laws have been through solid parameters like crime statistics, conviction rates and recurrence of such incidents and on the basis of that decide what best new laws can be framed and amended. Society is dynamic and if we sit on our laws without the prospect of change it would take such horrific heart wrenching incidents to affect the change that is requisite.

Call for Paper

We seek proposals in form of paper from all Eminent Scholars, Academicians, Practitioners, Lawyers, Students and Experts to contribute in the seminar. Paper should not merely address the issue but also conceptualise views and arguments of the author on current scenario.

The paper must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the article, beyond the existing available literature and the practical utility of his/her recommendations.

Thematic Focus

  • Gender Neutral Criminal Laws: Part of Right to Equality
  • Acid Attack: The punishment enough?
  • Sexual Harassment Laws: Used or Misused?
  • Stalking and Voyeurism: Scope for Tortious Remedy as well?
  • Rape: Can we make this horror stop?
  • Legalizing Prostitution: Last Resort?

How to Participate

If you wish to contribute, kindly submit us your Proposal cum Abstract of the Paper or Manuscript you would like to present at seminar at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctxxUB3hHManlWJk1YdRhWeron-1d_7lIBq2h3l0LYhgV7Ew/viewform?usp=sf_link at earliest, but not later than May 05, 2018.

If your Abstract is selected, your Final Paper must be submitted on or before May 20, 2018 along with any Presentation Document, if you would like to use for presentation. In order to present a paper in seminar, participant must have to submit the following before deadline as per following guidelines:

  1. Each manuscript may have up to two authors.
  2. All relevant sources shall be duly acknowledged as footnotes. (Use of Endnotes is not allowed).
  3. The text & Citation styles must be as per ‘The Bluebook’: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition).
  4. Manuscript must be accompanied with abstract.
  5. Manuscript would only be considered if not exceeding 5000 words excluding footnotes.
  6. The manuscript must be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 with 1.5 Line Spacing.
  7. Manuscript will only be considered in .doc or .docx format.

Awards

  • Winner will be awarded Cash Prize, Gift hamper & Certificate of Merit.
  • Runner-up will be awarded gift hamper & Certificate of Merit.
  • The next 10 following papers in order of credibility will be awarded Cash Coupon of 5000/- each from Jus Dicere & Certificate of Merit
  • All the paper selected for the seminar will be published in Special Issue with ISBN.

Important Dates

  • Last date to submit abstract: May 05, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: Latest by May 07, 2018
  • Last date to submit the paper: May 20, 2018
  • Last date to complete registration: May 20, 2018
  • Date of Event: May 27, 2018

Registration Fees

  • Students & Research Scholars    -           1800/-
  • Advocates/Professors                   -           2100/-
  • Any participant can avail the facility of the presentation via video conferencing with an additional fee of 300/-.

Venue

New Delhi (NCR)

Reach Us

Kindly reach to Jus Dicere, with any query at event@jusdicere.co.in

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