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CfP: International Conference (8th Virtual) on Human Rights and Religious Freedoom [Aug 7]: Submit by June 25

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 Recent Trends in Human Rights and Changing Facets of Religious Freedom, via virtual mode on 7th August 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.

Prof. Jeeva Niriella, Department of Public and International Law Faculty of Law, the University of Colombo as our Chief Guest at this International Conference.

Call for Papers

The Organizing Committee is calling for Research Articles from Law Students, Academicians, Lawyers, Social Workers, Policy Makers, and Officials from various Departments- Representatives from Institutions and Professionals; NGOs, Social Activists, Social Science Researchers and Faculty and Research Scholars. The Research Articles received would be published in Proceedings with ISBN.


  • To explore the origin, development and purpose of the religious law or discipline considered essential in each religion of the world.
  • To discuss ways in which these religious laws have been re-interpreted and adapted to enhance human freedom.
  • To discuss certain issues raised by secular society about the meaning and application of religious law.
  • It also probes the major human rights issues that confront religious individuals and communities around the world today, and the main challenges that the world’s religions will pose to the human rights regime in the future.

Moreover, it provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, as well as practical challenges, encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Secularism and Human Rights

Thematic Breakups

Theme 1: Law, Freedom, and Religion

  • The origin and development of religious law
  • The need and purpose of religious law today
  • Modern circumstances require a fresh interpretation of religious law
  • The contribution of religious law in a secular world
  • Spirituality and obedience to religious law
  • Loyalty to the tradition yet flexibility with regard to the law
  • Respect for religious law leads to social justice
  • The lack of consideration for religious law in the modern world

Theme 2: Secularism and Human Rights

  • History and development of secularism.
  • Secularism and respect for religion
  • Secularism and human rights
  • Secularism in the modern world
  • The crisis of secularism
  • Secularism and non-religion
  • Secularism and religious extremism
  • Secularism, religion, humanitarianism
  • State secularism
  • Secular society
  • Secular ethics
  • Secular organizations
  • Secularism and International Bill of Rights

Theme 3: Secularism in the Indian context

  • Secularism and Uniform Civil Code
  • Secularism, Lifestyle and Food Habits
  • Secularism and Conversion.
  • Judicial Response on Secularism.
  • Secularism and Equality before Law & Equal Protection
  • Secularism and Personal Laws

Note: These Themes are not exhaustive; Authors are open to working on any topic related to the above mentioned theme.

Kindly send the abstract on or before 25th June 2021 by e-mail to:

Guidelines for Paper Submission

  • Kindly confine yourself to the areas identifiable with the title of the Conference. The papers must be in Times New Roman, Font Size: Heading-14, Text-12 in A4 format, single line spacing, in justifying 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. Further, speaking footnotes are discouraged.
  • The Submission should be in WORD FORMAT.
  • All footnotes must adhere to the 20th edition of Bluebook standards and must be styled using the footnote option in word
  • Borders underline or other design objects must not be included in the paper
  • References need not be mentioned at the end of a paper and must be included within footnotes
  • Precedents may be in Italics but not bold
  • All subheadings must be left-aligned, in bold
  • The Papers shall be screened by a Committee. 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.
  • The final paper should contain a cover page that includes Name, Designation, Relevant Discipline and Year of Study, Address, E-mail id, and Contact number. The authors are to give details in the Full Paper.
  • 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.
  • Submissions should be made by the author who will attend the Conference.
  • 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 an 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 demand for the journal is to be paid by the author.

Important Dates

  • Submission of Abstracts: 25th June 2021
  • Communication of Abstract Acceptance: 27th June 2021
  • Submission of Full paper: 28th July 2021
  • Intimation of Full paper Acceptance: 30th July 2021
  • Date of payment of Registration fee: 2nd August 2021
  • International Conference: 7th August 2021

Registration Fees

There is a Registration fee of Rs.750/- per participant (An additional fee of Rs.250/- should be paid in the case of a maximum of one Co-Author).

Payment Details

The Participant’s intending to participate must register on or before 28th June 2021 (28/06/2021) by submitting the duly filled pro forma provided on the Kerala Law Academy website and making an online payment of Rs.750/- (In the case of co-author Rs.1000/-) as the 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 Convener

Mr. Arun V Unnithan (Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy): 94463 48413

Faculty Co-Conveners

  • Dr. Dakshina Saraswathy (General Secretary MCS and Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy): 9744169215
  • Mrs. Radhika R P (Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy): 9656830914
  • Mrs. Arya Sunil Paul (Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy): 9495178906

Student Conveners

  • Ajay Y: 9746525734
  • Sruthi Kannan: 8921194385
  • Hrishikesh Jayasarman: 7025263839
  • Ananthu R S: 7907300938
  • Ashiq Muhammad M: 9567627006
  • Abhirami S: 8921955648

About the organizer

The Kerala Law Academy Law College (KLA), 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. The College is affiliated with the University of Kerala.


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CfP: International Conference (8th Virtual) on Human Rights and Religious Freedoom [Aug 7]: Submit by June 25

Aug 7, 2021
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