About the Organizers
The Kerala Law Academy (KLA) was established in 1966 is a centre for legal studies, legal research and law reforms. Its acclaimed peer-reviewed research journal is published continuously since 1977. Its Law 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 Research program in Law (PhD).
About the Conference
Kerala Law Academy Law College in association with Centre for Advanced Legal Studies and Research (CALSAR) is organizing a One Day International Conference on Recent Trends in Human Rights and Changing Facets of Religious Freedom, via virtual mode on 7th August, 2021 from the Kerala Law Academy Campus. Prof. Jeeva Niriella, Department of Public and International Law Faculty of Law, University of Colombo will be the Chief Guest of this International Conference.
Call for Papers
Submissions are invited for Research Articles from Law Students, Academicians, Lawyers, Social Workers, Policy Makers, and Officials from various Departments- Representatives from Institutions and Professionals; NGO, Social Activists, Social Science Researchers and Faculty and Research Scholars. The Research Articles received would be published in Proceedings with ISBN.
Themes –
Theme 1 – Law, Freedom and Religion

  1. The origin and development of religious law
  2. The need and purpose of religious law today
  3. Modern circumstances require a fresh interpretation of religious law
  4. The contribution of religious law in a secular world
  5. Spirituality and obedience to religious law
  6. Loyalty to the tradition yet flexibility with regard to the law
  7. Respect for religious law leads to social justice
  8. The lack of consideration for religious law in the modern world

Theme 2 – Secularism and Human Rights

  1. History and development of secularism.
  2. Secularism and respect for religion
  3. Secularism and human rights
  4. Secularism in the modern world
  5. The crisis of secularism
  6. Secularism and non-religion
  7. Secularism and religious extremism
  8. Secularism, religion, humanitarianism
  9. State secularism
  10. Secular society
  11. Secular ethics
  12. Secular organizations
  13. Secularism and International Bill of Rights

Theme 3 – Secularism in the Indian context

  1. Secularism and Uniform Civil Code
  2. Secularism, Lifestyle and Food Habits
  3. Secularism and Conversion.
  4. Judicial Response on Secularism.
  5. Secularism and Equality before Law & Equal Protection
  6. Secularism and Personal Laws
    Note: These Themes are not exhaustive; Authors are open to work on any topic related to above mentioned theme.
    Submission Guidelines –
  7. The papers must be in Times New Roman, Font Size: Heading-14, Text-12 in A4 format, single line spacing, in justify not exceeding 2500 words including Title, details of the Author/s and 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 .Footnotes are discouraged.
  8. The Submission should be in WORD FORMAT.
  9. All foot notes must adhere to 20th edition of Bluebook standards and must be styled using the foot note option in word
  10. Borders, underlines or other design objects must not be included in the paper
  11. References need not be mentioned at the end of a paper and must be included within footnotes
  12. Precedents may be in Italics but not bold
  13. All sub headings must be left aligned, in bold
  14. The Full Papers (2500 words) approved by the Committee shall be accepted for presentation in the Conference. The intimation of selection will be made through E-mail.
  15. The final paper should contain a cover page which includes Name, Designation, Relevant Discipline and Year of Study, Address, E-mail id and Contact number. Authors are to give details in the Full Paper.
  16. Abstracts, papers, presentations and also the conference will be in English.
  17. Submissions should be made by the author who will attend the Conference.
  18. Co-Authorship is allowed but limited to one Co-Author only.
  19. Only one paper per participant will be permitted. Multiple submissions will lead to disqualification.
    Submission deadline and procedure – The abstract must be sent on or before 25th June 2021 by e-mail to: klainternationalseminar08@gmail.com
    Important Dates –
  20. Submission of Abstracts: 25th June, 2021
  21. Communication of Abstract Acceptance: 27th June, 2021
  22. Submission of Full paper: 28th July, 2021
  23. Intimation of Full paper Acceptance: 30th July, 2021
  24. Date of payment of Registration fee: 2nd August, 2021
  25. International Conference: 7th August, 2021
    Mode of Conference – Online ( Zoom and Google meet)
    Registration fee –
    There is a Registration fee of Rs.750/- per participant (Additional fee of Rs.250/- should be paid in the case of maximum one Co-Author).
    For registration of the International Conference – https://keralalawacademy.in/wp/forms/trends-in-human-rights/
    Contact Information –
    Faculty Convener
  26. Mr. ARUN V UNNITHAN (Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy) – 94463 48413
    Faculty Co- Conveners
  27. Dr. DAKSHINA SARASWATHY (General Secretary MCS and Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy) – 9744169215,
  28. Mrs. RADHIKA R P (Assistant Professor , Kerala Law Academy)- 9656830914
  29. Mrs. ARYA SUNIL PAUL (Assistant Professor , Kerala Law Academy) – 9495178906
    Student Conveners:
  30. AJAY Y – 9746525734
  31. SRUTHI KANNAN – 8921194385
  32. HRISHIKESH JAYASARMAN- 7025263839
  33. ANANTHU R S-7907300938
  34. ASHIQ MUHAMMAD M – 9567627006
  35. ABHIRAMI S – 8921955648
    For more Information click – https://keralalawacademy.in/wp/recent-trends-in-human-rights/

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