Call for Paper! Edited Book on “Emerging Dimensions of Mediation Law in India” (1st Edition, 2024) by Dr Manoj Kumar, RMLNLU! Submit Now!

About the Author

Dr Manoj Kumar is an Assistant Professor of Law, Senior Scale at Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow. He completed his LL.B. from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi in the year 2005 and his LL.M. from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi in the year 2008. He also completed his PhD from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi in the year 2016. His research title for PhD is “Role of Regulators: Constitutional and Legal Framework.” He has served as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi for around four years. He has taught various subjects like the Law of Contract, Law of Partnership, Company Law, Commercial Transactions, Law of Torts, Law of Evidence, Administrative Law, Pleadings, Conveyancing and Professional Ethics, etc. He has published many books and articles on various socio-legal issues.

He has published some book reviews and worked as a member of the Editorial Board of the National Capital Law Journal, 2011 published by Law Centre-II, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He has participated and presented papers in various national and international seminars and conferences. He has also assisted in various administrative works. His areas of research and interest are Administrative Law and Commercial Law. The author has more than 13 years of teaching and research experience and presently, he has been serving at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow since October 2013.

About the Call for Papers

Dr Manoj Kumar, Assistant Professor of Law at Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, is inviting submissions for an edited book titled “Emerging Dimensions of Mediation Law in India” (1st edition, 2024). This volume aims to explore the implications of the Mediation Act, of 2023, on India’s legal landscape.

Theme –

“Emerging Dimensions of Mediation Law in India.”

Sub Theme –

  • Historical Evolution of Mediation in India
  • Development of modern mediation practices and laws
  • Constitutional and Legal Framework for Mediation in India
  • The Mediation Act, 2023: Salient Features and Implications, Implementation Challenges and Solutions
  • Institutional Mediation in India
  • Role of Mediation Centers and Institutions (e.g., MCIA, ICADR)
  • Mediation procedure under the Act
  • Enforcement of mediated settlement agreements
  • Institutional Rules and Procedures
  • Court-Annexed Mediation
  • Supreme Court and High Court initiatives for Mediation
  • Mediation in Matrimonial Disputes, Commercial Mediation, Mediation in Commercial Disputes
  • Mediation in Labour and Employment Disputes, Consumer Disputes, Environmental Conflicts, etc.
  • International and Cross-Border Mediation
  • Role of Mediation in Insolvency and Bankruptcy Cases
  • Community and Grassroots Mediation
  • Mediation in Rural and Semi-Urban Areas
  • Role of Panchayats and Local Bodies
  • Mediation Training and Accreditation
  • Certification and Accreditation Processes
  • Role of Educational Institutions in Promoting Mediation
  • Ethics and Professional Conduct in Mediation
  • Confidentiality and Neutrality Issues
  • Integration of Technology in Mediation, Online Mediation
  • International Legal Frameworks Impacting Mediation in India (e.g., Singapore Convention)
  • Future of Mediation in India
  • Modernization of Dispute Resolution
  • Balancing Tradition and Innovation
  • Access to Justice
  • Cultural Shift in Conflict Resolution
  • Social and Economic Implications of Mediation
  • Professionalization of Mediation
  • Challenges in Enforcing International Mediated Settlements
  • Challenges and Future Directions for Mediation in India
  • Barriers to the Growth of Mediation
  • Policy Recommendations for Enhancing Mediation Practice
  • Future Trends and Potential Reforms
  • Comparative Analysis of Mediation Laws
  • Role of the Judiciary in Enforcing & Promoting Mediation

Note: The list of themes is illustrative and not exhaustive. The authors are welcome to submit their papers on any topic which is related to the core theme.

Submission Guidelines

  • Academicians, Judges, and professionals are invited to submit an abstract of 300- 350 words clearly explaining the topic and objectives of the proposed research paper to [email protected].
  • Receipt of submission will be intimated to the authors within two weeks of submission.
  • Submissions must be made in .doc/ .docx formats only.
  • All manuscripts will be accepted based on a double-blind peer-review editorial process.
  • There shall be a rigorous review process comprising of 2 stages. The editorial board will ensure a greater standard of review and identification of quality academic writing. The authors shall be intimated about the status of their manuscript at every stage.
  • The decision of the Editors shall be final and binding regarding the manuscript. They reserve the sole right to the publication of the selected articles in addition to; inter alia, any edits/amends/reproduction.

Publication Guidelines

Contributors please carefully note and follow the guidelines mentioned below. Any manuscript not meeting these guidelines will be returned to the author(s) for correction, which may cause significant delays in the publication process.

  • Word Count for the book chapter- 4000 to 8000 (excluding footnotes)
  • Only ORIGINAL submissions will be accepted for publication. Manuscripts may not have been previously published or be submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be submitted in Times New Roman, with font size 12, line spacing of 1.5’; justified, with sufficient margins of 1.5’ to the left and 1.0’ on all sides. Manuscripts can be in the form of articles. ‘Article’ refers to a comprehensive analysis of issues related to the theme.
  • Co-authorship is permitted but there can be a maximum of two authors.
  • Footnotes should be numbered sequentially in Indian Law Institute, New Delhi Mode of Citation (available on ILI website) or Harvard Bluebook 19th Edition style.
  • The Papers shall go through a strict plagiarism check and the plagiarism shall not be more than the permitted limit by the University Grant Commission Rules. The author shall be solely responsible for plagiarism if it is detected before or after the publication of the book chapter.

Important Dates

  • July 20, 2024: Abstract Submission Deadline
  • July 31, 2024: Notification of Acceptance of Abstract
  • August 31, 2024: Full Paper Submission
  • September 15, 2024: Review Results Returned
  • September 30, 2024: Final Chapter Submission
  • October 15, 2024: Final Acceptance

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