National Law University. Jodhpur is organizing a national seminar on "Revisiting the Current Regime of Family Law in India"

Dates of event: 20th& 21st April 2022

Objective of the event:

  • To encourage discourse on feminist and rights-oriented approaches to family law.
  • To provide participants with an opportunity to research on the emerging and relevant areas of family law.
  • To promote interdisciplinary scholarship in the areas of family law, social and economic rights,and contemporary gender theory.
  • To provide students and expert academicians in the field a platform to engage in discussions on family law.

Theme of the event: The following list is exhaustive in nature. All the submissions must adhere to the mentioned themes and sub-themes.

  1. The shift in the tide
  2. Changing contours of family and marriage.
  3. Status of a deemed marriage.
  4. Locating live-in-relationship in the family law framework.
  5. Same-sex marriage.
  6. Civil Partnerships.
  7. Polygamy.
  8. Adoption.
  9. Surrogacy and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).
  10. Pre-Nuptial Agreement.
  11. Alternative Dispute Resolution in family law matters.
  12. Dissonance between regional customs and existing family.
  13. Constitution, Rights, and Family Law
  14. Article 13 and Personal laws.
  15. Right to equality and religious freedom.
  16. Legal pluralism and Uniform Civil Code.
  17. Right to privacy and Family Law.
  18. Child Marriage.
  19. Paternalism in Indian Family law
  20. The existing framework of custody and guardianship law.
  21. Inheritance Laws.
  22. Anti-conversion Laws.
  23. Conjugal Rights.
  24. Family Law and Economic Justice
  25. The social importance of financial independence.
  26. Inheritance laws through the lens of gender justice.
  27. Right to choose and inheritance.
  28. Dilemma of Supreme Court and Section 16 of Hindu Marriage Act,1955.
  29. The interplay of right to work and matrimonial property.
  30. Revisiting the framework of maintenance.
  31. Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
  32. LGBTQIA+ community and Family Law
  33. Understanding sex, gender, and sexuality.
  34. Legislative frameworks: Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.
  35. Role of Judiciary and Legislature.
  36. Reviewing the existing framework of family law from a queer lens.

Eligibility &Fees:

  • PhD Students - INR 600
  • Academicians, Advocates and researchers - INR 1200

Submission guidelines and Registration:

  • The abstract shall be of 300-350 words.
  • The abstract must contain the names, email addresses and designations of the authors.
  • The abstract is to be submitted through the goggle form link
  • For the purpose of convenience, kindly ensure that the abstract reflects the core argument of theauthor and is complete in all respects

Important dates:

  • Deadline for submission ofabstracts15thMarch 2022
  • Announcement of acceptedabstracts18thMarch 2022 (onwards)
  • Last date for payment of registration Fees30thMarch 2022
  • Deadline for manuscriptsubmission17th April 2022
  • Seminar Event Dates20th to 21st April 2022

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