Co-Organized by: Amity Law School, Noida [Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India]
School of Business & Law, [Edith Cowan University, Western Australia]
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: AN INTRODUCTION
Amity Centre for Comparative Legal Studies under the aegis of Amity Law School, Noida [Amity University, Uttar Pradesh (India)] in collaboration with the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University (Western Australia), is delighted to host the 4th Annual International Conference on Comparative Law on February 10 – 11, 2023 in a hybrid format.
Selected papers from the Conference were published in an Edited Book titled “Comparative Reflections on the Constitutional Models of India and Australia” by Bloomsbury [ISBN- 13:9789389867183]. It got released in March 2020 and is on sale.
Other quality submissions which did not become part of the book were published in our in-house refereed, peer-reviewed Journal “Amity International Journal of Juridical Sciences” (AIJJS), ISSN: 2395-4019.
An Esteemed Stage of Legal Luminaries
All the past three conferences were attended by legal luminaries of the highest stature from the Bench, Bar and Academia in India and overseas. To name a few, Hon’ble Ms Justice Indira Banerjee, Judge, Supreme Court of India; Hon’ble Mr Justice Deepak Gupta, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India; Hon’ble Mr Justice A.K. Sikri, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India; Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court; Chairperson, News Broadcasting Standards Authority; Hon’ble Ms Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble Mr Justice Chandrashekhar, Judge, High Court of Delhi; Hon’ble Mr Justice Prateek Jalan, Judge, High Court of Delhi; Hon’ble Mr Justice Saleem Marsoof, Former Judge, Supreme Court of Sri Lanka & Non-Resident Justice of Appeal, Supreme Court of Fiji, Hon’ble Ms Justice Lyubka Petrova, Judge at Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria, Prof. (Dr.) Faizan Mustafa, Vice Chancellor, NALSAR; Prof. Subir K. Bhatnagar, Vice Chancellor, RMLNLU; Prof. Nishtha Jaswal, Vice Chancellor, HPNLU; Prof. S. Shanthakumar, Director, Gujarat National Law University, Gujarat, India; Prof. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Director, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi; Prof. Melissa de Zwart, Dean of Law and Head of School, Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide, Australia & President of the Council of Australian Law Deans; Prof. Michael Peil, Associate Professor of Law and Vice Dean, JSW School of Law, Bhutan, Prof. Richard Albert, ; Prof. Rosalind Dixon, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law & Justice, UNSW Sydney, Australia, Prof. Mark Graber, Regents Professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, USA, Prof. Richard Albert, Professor of World Constitutions and Director of Constitutional Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, Dr. Subhajit Basu, Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK, Mr. Vikrant Rana, Managing Partner, S.S. Rana & Co.; Senior Advocate Ms. Geeta Luthra, etc.
2023 CONFERENCE: THEME
A comparative study is the quintessence of municipal law development. Adopting a comparative approach helps to delve deeper into one’s legal system to assess and appreciate the similarities and divergences amongst legislations, legal institutions, political framework, social ideologies, policies and rules 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 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, as
evidenced in the evolution of Indian law. The illustrious Indian Constitution is a testimony of the country’s practical application of comparative law. It seeks inspiration from the best practices enshrined in the text of analogous Constitutions. In its historical judgements, the revered Indian judiciary has repeatedly referred 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.
Indian jurisprudence has witnessed intense legal practice and comparative law scholarship growth in the last few decades. Global developments, transnational governance, and complex economic inter- dependence, aided by the development of new communication and information technologies, have contributed to making the legal profession more contemporary in scope than ever before. Comparative law, therefore, though as old as law itself, has become of tremendous significance for the growth of modern legal societies.
Against this backdrop, ICCL – 2023 has been conceptualised. It allows legal professionals, learned members of the academia, erudite research scholars and students to explore, assess and compare the legal order of any two or more countries deemed suitable to them, with the single stipulation that India or Australia must be taken as the base of such comparison.
- Abstract: Each applicant must submit 200-300 words abstract providing an overview of the proposed paper by e-mail to [email protected] no later than December 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: Authors are encouraged to consider the comparative study focusing on India with any other jurisdiction.
- Date of Communication of Acceptance of Abstract: The organising committee will notify each applicant of whether their abstract has been accepted by December 15, 2022. Decisions of the organising committee to accept papers for presentation at the conference shall be
- Date of Submission of Paper: Applicants selected by the organising committee to participate in the conference must submit their complete paper by the deadline of January 10, 2023.
- Paper Format: Each paper must be between 5,000 and 7,000 words and include headings and properly formatted footnote citations (end notes 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 [They would be standardised at the time of selection for publication].
- E-Mail: Papers/abstracts/expressions 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, 2023. 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. They would, however, not be acknowledged as a paper presenter.**
** 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.
- Mode of Organizing: To reiterate, the conference is organised in a hybrid mode.
- Accommodation: If participants require accommodation, a special request will have to be made at the time of The payment for accommodation has to be borne by the participants.
- 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. After the conference, selected papers will be published in an edited book (with ISBN). If deemed suitable, papers may also be accommodated in peer-reviewed, refereed journal (s), as the case may 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.
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