International Conference for law students on Human Rights and Access to Justice by IFHE (ICFAI Hyderabad):Submit by 28th Feb 2021

The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE), Hyderabad is a Deemed University established under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956 and accredited by NAAC with “A” Grade. IFHE offers Management, Engineering, and Law Courses and it provides world-class, innovative, career-oriented professional programs through inclusive technology-aided pedagogies to equip students with the requisite professional and life skills as well as social sensitivity and a high sense of ethics. IFHE has evolved a comprehensive student-centric learning approach consisting of several stages, designed to add significant value to the learner’s understanding in an integrated manner, covering relevant knowledge, practical skills, and positive attitudes. The university strives to create an intellectually stimulating environment for research, more particularly into areas bearing on the socio-economic and cultural development of the state and the nation.

THE ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad

The ICFAI Law School is a significant segment of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad, and recognized by the Bar Council of India. The ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad offers BBA.LL.B. (Hons) and BA.LL.B. (Hons) integrated five-year courses, one Year LL.M.

The Conference

The conference on Human Rights and Access to Justice will concentrate on three major themes namely Women’s Rights as Human Rights, Child Rights & the Law, Access to Justice & Human Rights, and Criminal Justice System and Human Rights. Women’s rights of health, education, political participation, and economic well-being are human rights and the Beijing Declaration affirmed that the protection of these fundamental rights is the basic responsibility of State parties. Gender equality and freedom from discrimination have been recognized by almost all Human Rights Covenants. This unequivocal recognition of Women’s Rights sits in stark contrast with their widespread violations throughout the world. The intersectionality of gender with caste and disability makes the realization of rights even more difficult for women of marginalized communities and those with disabilities.

Children’s Rights have been defined under the Convention on Rights of the Child. The interpretation of these rights has been varied in different contexts and jurisdictions. The lack of control and vulnerability of children makes a study of these rights compelling and necessary. It is also important to understand the working of the framework created for the protection of these rights in different jurisdictions.

The term access to justice is variously construed, from merely the aggrieved individual’s formal right to defend to an equal right of having recourse to an affordable, quick, satisfactory settlement of disputes from a credible forum. Today, access to justice can well be categorized between formal and informal modes. The formal mode includes ordinary adjudication of the dispute based on substantive and procedural laws. Informal access to justice on the other hand includes modes like ADR, Lok Adalats, Nyaya Panchayats, etc. which are not bound to follow code of civil procedure or code of criminal procedure and are only guided by principles of natural justice.

These issues are, undeniably of great importance in our society today. The aim of this conference is to bring together national and international researchers, academicians, and other industry stakeholders on one unified platform for brainstorming on these issues and to further contribute to the academic discourse and literature on this subject. A detailed brochure of the conference shall be sent to all registered participants.


  • Women’s Rights as Human Rights
  • Understanding ‘gender’
  • The status of reproductive justice
  • Protection of Women in the domestic arena
  • Roadblocks in women’s right to health
  • Access to Justice and Human Rights
  • A conceptual understanding of Access to Justice
  • New Dynamics in Access to Justice and Human Rights
  • Strengthening Access to Justice
  • Transitional Justice
  • Criminal Justice System and Human Rights
  • Human Rights Compliance and accountability for police actions
  • Prison Reforms and Human Rights
  • Victimology
  • Child Rights and the Law
  • Tackling Child Poverty, Hunger, Nutrition, and Education
  • Protection of Children from Violence and Sexual Abuse
  • The working of POSCO in India
  • COVID 19 and its Impact on Children
  • Social protection and Community based action for Children

Submission Guidelines

  • Authors may initially submit an abstract not less than 300 words clearly indicating the research questions, the methodological approach, and the relevance of the research. Abstracts may be submitted through e-mail to the coordinators by 18th Feb 2021.
  • Maximum Five keywords are to be provided along with the abstract.
  • Acceptance of abstracts shall be communicated through e-mail by 23rd Feb 2021. For the accepted entries, the authors shall submit the complete paper, as per the following guidelines, by 28th Feb 2021
  • The final paper must include the abstract followed by the complete manuscript. The title page should contain the paper’s title and the author’s details including the author’s contact details. In the case of co-authorship, details of both the authors are to be given.
  • The word limit for full-length research articles is 8000 words and case/legislative comments are 4000 words. These limits are inclusive of any references, tables, exhibits, and appendices. However, the word limit shall be relaxed for exceptional entries.
  • The paper shall be submitted in word document (.doc or .docx) format only. The body of the paper shall be in Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5-line spacing. Footnotes shall be in Times New Roman, size 10, single line spacing.
  • The papers should be well-referenced in the 20th Blue Book edition style of referencing. Any plagiarism detected will render the submission subject to rejection.
  • Co-authorship is permissible up to two authors only.
  • The submission should be original and unpublished work of the author. Papers must be submitted to the coordinator through email.
  • The authors shall be given an opportunity to present the accepted papers during the conference. Selected papers shall also be published.

How to Submit?

Submission of abstracts must be done via email to the following email addresses:


  • Academicians/Professionals: Rs.1000/-
  • Students and Research Scholars: Rs.750/-

Registration fee should be paid through RTGS/NEFT to the account mentioned below.

For registration, proof of payment (screenshot, etc. clearly indicating the transaction reference number) along with the full name, affiliation, and email id may be sent by 28th Feb 2021 to the coordinators by email. Authors desirous of submitting their papers for presentation at the conference should submit the proof of payment along with the final paper.

Payment Details

  • Account No: 020201007037
  • Type of Account: Current Account
  • Name of the Account: IFHE – Seminars & Workshops A/c
  • Name of the Bank: ICICI Bank
  • Bank Address: Nerella House, No.4, Nagarjuna Hills,
  • Punjagutta, Hyderabad – 500082, Telangana
  • RTGS/NEFT IFSC Code: ICIC0000202
  • Branch Code: 202

Important Dates

  • Last Date for Abstract Submission: 18th February 2021
  • Intimation of Abstract acceptance: 23rd February 2021
  • Last Date for Full Paper Submission: 28th February 2021


Chairman: Prof. Dr. A.V. Narsimha Rao

Director, ICFAI Law School

Coordinator: Prof. Astha Srivastava

Assistant Professor, ICFAI Law School

Email: asthasrivastava[at]

Co-coordinator: Prof. Richa Jain

Assistant Professor, ICFAI Law School

Email: [email protected]

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