About HPNLU:

The Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla was established by an Act of the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha in the year 2016 (Act 16 of 2016). In the four years of its foundation, HPNLU, Shimla has seen tremendous growth and has undertaken a good number of innovative measures to enhance the academic potential of its faculty members, students, and research scholars. Led by the visionary scholar of law, the Vice-Chancellor Professor (Dr) Nishtha Jaswal, the University has been very proactive in organizing a series of events encompassing a wide spectrum of socio-legal issues. Despite the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown, HPNLU, Shimla has been at the forefront of using digital platforms to raise awareness about issues as far spread as Fundamental Duties, Reproductive Rights of Women, Human Rights, and Access to Justice, etc.

About the conference:

Education is a fundamental human right and is important for the exercise of rights. It promotes individual freedom & empowerment and yields development benefits. Education is a powerful tool by which the economically & socially marginalized adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty and participate fully as citizens. National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 majorly focuses on learning which is the need of the hour. The conference will be through an online platform.

Themes for the conference:

In line with these observations, the proposed Conference invites papers from academicians and practitioners from fields as diverse as jurisprudence, advocacy, and judiciary, academics, policy framers on any of the following themes:
a. Right to Education to children from 6 to 14 years.
b. Evaluation of National Education Policy, 2020.
c. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009: a journey so far.
d. Judicial approach vis-a-vis the right to education.
e. Impact of covid 19 on right to education and virtual teaching.

Submission Guidelines:

Well written complete papers accompanied with an abstract in 250-300 words may be sent to cadr@hpnlu.ac.in latest by the 19th of November, 2020. The Word limit of papers is 4000-7000 words. The authors of selected papers will be intimated accordingly. Event schedule and other details will be provided to selected speakers and presenters in due course. The paper should be written in Times New Roman: Font 12, spacing 1.5. For footnoting ILI pattern should be followed. Selected papers shall be allowed to make a presentation via Webex online platform.

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