Call for Papers! One Day National Seminar On Human Rights Centric Approach Organized by Faculty of Law HPU!


The Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla came into existence in July, 1970 through Himachal Pradesh University Act, 1970. Though it does encompass the challenges and limitation of hill University, it nevertheless stands apart from the rest in academic accomplishments. It has a beautiful campus spread over 200 acres. The University is surrounded by a panoramic view of nature having snow laden mountains, thick deep forests growing oak, pine and soul winning deodar trees.


The Department of Laws came into existence in 1970 when the University was established. Initially it was housed in D.A.V. School, Middle Bazar. Later it was shifted to Ava Lodge, Chaura Maidan where it remained functional for some years. The Department was relocated in the University campus in 1984 and finally shifted to its own building in 1993. Since its inception the department has been actively engaged in imparting legal education, training and legal research benefiting to the students desirous of pursuing their career in law.


The theme of Human Rights is one of paramount significance and enduring relevance in contemporary society. It serves as the cornerstone for fostering equality, justice, and dignity for all individuals. As we gather at this National Conference, we come together to develop into the multifaceted dimensions of Human Rights and explore ways to ensure their Universal protection and promotion. The concept of Human Rights has evolved over centuries, stemming from ancient civilizations’ moral and ethical codes. However, it was after the atrocities of World War II that the International community took decisive steps to establish a comprehensive framework for safeguarding Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) adopted by the United Nations in 1948 stands as a landmark document, outlining the inalienable rights to which every human being is inherently entitled. At the heart of the theme lies the principle of human dignity. Human Rights acknowledge the intrinsic worth of every individual, regardless of their race, gender, religion, or Socio-economic background. The recognition of this inherent dignity underpins all Human Rights and justifies the demand for equal treatment and opportunities for all

Sub Theme(s) of the Seminar:

  • Conceptual Evolution of HR through various Declarations/Conventions;
  • Role of HR to respect, protect and promote the Human Rights;
  • HR and Right to Education;
  • HR and Religious and Cultural Rights;
  • Impact of HR on Social, Cultural and Economic developments;
  • Human Rights Education as a tool in managing diversity;
  • HR as unifying moral force for Uniform Civil Code;
  • HR and Fundamental Freedoms;
  • HR and Gender Equality;
  • Dispensation of HR to effectively combat the existing ills of extremism, terrorism and violence
  • Responsibility of Government to promote HR;
  • HR and National Education Curricula;
  • HR and Good (Integrated) Governance;
  • Invisible components of HR and Innovative Role of Indian Judiciary;
  • HR as a starting point for formulation of holistic and coherent Laws;
  • Role of HR in tackling current global challenges;
  • Good HR practices and innovative tactics to achieve SD goals Indicators of HR impact;
  • HR as a promoter of Gender Justice with special reference to women victims (Women prisoners, women labourers in organised and unorganised sectors);
  • HR and Problems of Refugees;
  • HR, Civic space and democracy;
  • Democracy and HR;
  • Right to Participate and the Electoral Process;
  • Digital Space and Human Rights;
  • HR and Freedom of Assembly & association;
  • HR and Freedom of expression & opinion;
  • HR and Educational & cultural rights;
  • HR and Health;
  • HR and Poverty, the Right to food &Social Protection;
  • HR and Sustainable Development;
  • Freedom of religion;
  • HR of LGBTQ+ people;
  • HR and Migration;
  • HR of Minorities;
  • HR of Aged persons;
  • HR of Persons with disabilities;
  • Law enforcement mechanism;
  • Death penalty;
  • Slavery Terrorism and violence or

Deadlines for the Submission of the Paper

  • Submission of Abstract and Paper: 30th August, 2023
  • Confirmation of Acceptance of the Paper: 10st September, 2023
  • Submission of Final Paper for Circulation: 23rd September, 2023

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