National Conference on Constitution and marginalized sectors: challenges in the twenty first century
8 – 9 March 2013
Christ University is one of India’s premier universities offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programme. Christ University was established as a College in July 1969 by the Carmelites of Mary immaculate (CMI), founded by Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara. It was conferred a Deemed University Status in 2008 by the University Grants Commission under Section 3 of the UGC Act. The School of Law was introduced in 2006 and presently offers five year integrated law programme (BA, LLB and BBA,LLB), LLM (Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Law), MPhil and PhD. It provides an environment to facilitate holistic development through various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
“All men are not created equal, and that is the root of social evil”
Marginalization has been, by and large, described as blatant action or tendency of human societies whereby certain sections in our community are removed or excluded from the prevalent systems of protection and integration, thus limiting their opportunities and means for survival. Marginalization lies at the core of all social, political and economic conflicts wherein vulnerable groups undergo victimization.
The historical discrimination and exclusion encountered by certain groups and communities have been sought to be ameliorated by the Indian constitutional provisions of inclusion and positive discrimination. Steps of great magnitude, for empowerment of these excluded and marginalized groups, have been institutionalized under the Constitution of India leading to social restructuring of the entire socio-politico-economic system.
In spite of the express rights that have been embodied in the Indian Constitution, questions still loom about the sidelined fate of the unorganized sector. The condition of the unorganized sector, brings to fore the important question as to whether there is inadequacy in the giving of rights or inadequacy in terms of protection of already existent rights. A matter of serious consequence is the empowerment and integration of differently abled persons. The issues faced by this group also questions the veracity of the rights guaranteed to them. Another pertinent question relates to rights that are given to, what would become the backbone of the nation someday, i.e., the children. Issues relating to education, health and general well-being of the children in India are still highly debatable. The questions relating to the legal safeguards granted to the women and the achievement of gender justice in the Indian climate is one that has not been fully settled upon to this date. The constitutional provisions, legislative protections and the issues faced by migrants, displaced persons and refugees are an area of utmost importance especially considering the diverse populous of the country. In this National Conference on Constitution and Marginalized Sectors: Challenges in the Twenty First Century, we seek to dwell upon some of the imperative questions of these times, relating to these marginalized sectors, to understand how such adaptations fit within our constitutional framework.
- Rights of workers in unorganized sectors
- Issues relating to differently abled persons
- Constitutional safeguards and protection of children
- Protection of women and gender justice
- Issues relating to migrants, displaced persons and refugees
The abstract should not exceed 300 words, and must be accompanied by a cover page stating the following:
- Title of the paper
- Name of the author(s)
- E-mail address
- Postal address and
- Contact number
- The paper should not exceed 2500 words. (not inclusive of footnotes).
- Co-authorship is permitted with a maximum of two authors. But both authors should register separately.
- In case of co-authorship at least one author must attend the conference to present the paper.
- The main text should be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and line spacing of 1.5.
- The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single spacing.
- One-inch margins on all sides should be maintained.
- Citation Style: Bluebook, 19th Edition.
- The paper must be accompanied with the filled in registration form, DD details, a cover page – the details of which are mentioned in the abstract guidelines.
- All submissions must be the author’s original and unpublished work. Plagiarized submissions will be disqualified.
- We encourage authors to submit their manuscripts in Microsoft Word Format and to use gender neutral language.
- Select papers, subject to peer review, will be published in the Conference Proceedings with ISBN No. 978-81-922281-7-4
Method of Submission
All submissions for the conference have to be electronically mailed with the subject column as “Submission-abstract/full paper” as the case may be and bearing the name(s) of the author(s) as the file name, only at the following email address: slcuconference [at] law [dot] christuniversity [dot] in
| 10 December 2012
||Submission of Abstract
| 20 December 2012
||Confirmation of Abstract
| 20 January 2013
||Submission of Full Paper
| 30 January 2013
||Confirmation of Selection
| 8 – 9 March 2013
8 March 2013 (First Day of Conference)
|09:30 am – 10:30 am
|10:30 am – 11:00 am
|11:00 am – 01:00 pm
|01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
|02:00 pm – 03:30 pm
|03:30 pm – 03:45 pm
|03:45 pm – 05:15 pm
9 March 2013 (Second Day of Conference)
|09:30 am – 11:30 am
|11:30 am – 12:00 noon
|12:00 noon – 01:00 pm