About the Opportunity

The Kerala Law Academy law college (KLA) calls for papers for its conference on Food Safety. The theme of the conference is An Extrospection of Human rights and Consumer Concerns.

About the Organisation

The Kerala Law Academy law college (KLA), established in 1966 is a center for legal studies, legal research, and law reforms. Its acclaimed peer-reviewed research journal is published continuously since 1977. The College, affiliated to the University of Kerala, offers Undergraduate programs in BA LL.B. and B.Com LL.B. five year integrated courses, LLB Unitary three year course and Post-Graduate courses of LL.M (Administrative Law), LL.M (International Law) and MBL (Master of Business Law). Its sister concern, CALSAR offers a Research program in Law (Ph.D.).

About the Conference

Kerala Law Academy Law College in association with the Centre for Advanced Legal Studies and Research (CALSAR) is organizing a One Day International Conference on “Food Safety: An Extrospection of Human rights and Consumer Concerns” via virtual mode on 16th of January 2021 from the Kerala Law Academy Campus, Peroorkada, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The conference is conducted through online platforms ZOOM and GOOGLE MEET. All the participants should have good access to the internet and be able to access the above said online platform.

Marika Guderian (Deputy Head, United Nations World Food Programme) is the Key Note Speaker of the conference.

Call for Papers

The Organising Committee is calling for Research Articles from Law Students, Academicians, Food Business Operators, Policy makers, and officials from various institutions, Social Activists, Social Science researchers, etc.

Thematic Breakups

  • Right to safe and secure food as a basic human right
  • History and development of food safety laws
  • Food safety laws worldwide
  • An Extrospection of Human rights and Consumer Concerns
  • Food Safety and Standard Authority of India
  • Tortious liability of Food Business Operators
  • Consumer as a victim in the context of packaged food products
  • Food Recall procedures
  • Food safety and consumer protection laws
  • Role of regulatory mechanisms in ensuring food safety
  • Misleading advertisement and laws
  • Food safety in 21st century India: Preparing for the future.
  • Complaint mechanism and Penalties
  • Role of International Organisations in food safety and security
  • Labelling of Infant milk substitute and Infant food
  • Labelling of Packaged Foods
  • International Food Standards and the Indian law
  • Judicial approach towards food safety in India.

Note: These Themes are not exhaustive; authors are open to work on any topic related to above-mentioned theme.

Kindly send the abstract on or before 28th of December 2020 by e-mail to: klaseminarfds@gmail.com

Guidelines for Paper Submission

  • Kindly confine yourself to the areas identifiable with title of conference .The papers may be in Times New Roman, Font Size: Heading-14, Text-12 in A4 format, single line spacing, not exceeding 3500 words including Footnotes. Authors are encouraged to use The Bluebook (20th ed.) citation format for footnoting and it should be in Times New Roman Font 10 size. Further, speaking footnotes are discouraged.
  • An abstract not exceeding 250 words shall be submitted for consideration. The abstract must be mailed to klaseminarfds[at]gmail.com on or before the 28th of December,2020. It must be accompanied by a cover page, stating the following:
    • Title of the paper
    • Sub-Theme
    • Name of Author(s)
    • Name of Institute/ Organization
    • Official Designation
    • E-mail Address
    • Contact Number.
  • The submission should be in word format.
  • The papers shall be screened by a committee. The full papers approved by the committee shall be accepted for presentation at the conference. The intimation of selection will be made through email.
  • The final paper should contain a cover page that includes Name, Designation, Relevant Discipline, email ID, and contact number.
  • Abstracts and papers should be written in English, and the working language of the conference will be English and presentations shall be done in English.
  • Co-authorship is allowed but limited to one co-author only.
  • Only one paper per participant will be permitted. Multiple submissions will lead to disqualification.
    No part of the paper should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication. Any form of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
  • The organizers will take earnest effort to publish the best articles selected from among those received, subject to their acceptance by reputed journals as per their criteria. Publishing charges if any demanded by the journal may be paid by the author.

Important Dates

  • Submission of Abstracts: 28th of December 2020
  • Communication of Abstract Acceptance: 31st of December, 2020.
  • Submission of Full paper: 11th January 2021
  • Intimation of Full paper Acceptance: 13th of January 2021
  • Date of payment of Registration fee between14th and 15th of January, 2021
  • International conference: 16th January 2021

Registration Fees

There is a Registration fee of Rs. 750/- per participant (Additional fee of Rs. 250/- should be paid in the case of a maximum of one co-author).

Payment Details

The team intending to participate must register on or before 15th January 2021 (15.01.2021) by submitting the duly filled Proforma and making an online payment of Rs 750/- (In the case of co-author Rs. 1000/-) as registration fee through the online link provided in the Kerala Law Academy website.


All the participants will be awarded an E-certificate of presentation.

Contact Details

Faculty in charge

  • Reshma Soman N (Convenor)
    Phone Number: +91 9447250166
    E-mail reshmasenthil[at]gmail.com
  • Dr. Dakshina Saraswathy (Co-Convenor)
    Phone Number: +91 9744169215
  • Vidya VV (Co-Convenor)
  • Phone Number: +91 7907838598

Student convenors

  • Renjit Roy
    Phone Number: +91 8848174226, +91 9747845997
  • Lucy Sara George
    Phone Number: +91 7907235126, +91 9061755066
  • Harikrishnan AJ
    Phone Number: +91 8137828280
  • Felix Cherian Alex

       Phone Number:  +91 9745173210

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