Call for Papers: IMS Unison University

About IMS Unison University

IMS Unison University Dehradun, a constituent of Unison Group has made fast strides in the horizon of education as a premier educational and research. IMS Unison University aspires to become a renowned center for creation & dissemination of knowledge. It aims to provide a holistic career-oriented education that develops intellectual, moral and physical capabilities of the students, nurturing creativity and innovation. 

About Kathmandu University

Kathmandu University (KU) is an autonomous, not-for-profit, self-funding public institution established in 1991. It is an institution of higher learning dedicated to maintaining the standard of academic excellence in various classical and professional disciplines. The mission statement of the University is “to provide quality education for leadership”. The vision is “to become a world-class university devoted to bringing knowledge and technology to the service of mankind”. The University aspires to serve the nation by fulfilling the needs of the society through the motto of taking knowledge and skills “from the campus to the community.” 

Concept Note

The IMS Unison University and Kathmandu University are organizing the International Dispute Resolution Conference 2022 (“Conference”) to be held on July 29-30, 2022, at IMS Unison University, Dehradun. The 2-day Conference on the theme ‘Transforming International Dispute Resolution Mechanisms During a Paradigm Shift in Geopolitics‘ is jointly organized by the School of Law IMS Unison University, India and Kathmandu University, Nepal. 

On 20 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (“Mediation Convention”). It opens enormous business opportunities for enterprises and dispute resolution professionals. The term ‘paradigm shift in geopolitics’ in the theme of the conference aims to foster discussion on emerging trends in dispute resolution and the impact of the Mediation Convention on the international business environment. 

During these days, scholars, lawyers, and ADR practitioners will share views and experiences as to how their unique perspectives on mediation, negotiation, arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution mechanisms have the capacity to shape and transform conflict across the globe. 

Call for Papers

Research papers are invited from research scholars, academicians, lawyers, jurists and students on the abovementioned theme. The following sub-themes are only illustrative in nature and may include any paper covering the major themes of the Seminar. 

For the convenience of the participants and paper presenters, the following sub-themes have been proposed. 


  • Trend of using IDR to address Trading and Investment Disputes 
  • The Evolving World of Commercial Dispute Resolution 
  • Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation 
  • State to State Dispute Resolution 
  • Investor State Dispute Resolution 
  • Mediation a Smart Way to Resolve International IP Disputes 
  • International Arbitration in the Digital Era 
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Commercial Arbitration and Commercial Mediation 
  • Dispute resolution mechanisms and climate change/environmental issues (law reform).  

The above sub-themes are not exhaustive, the author(s) may select any other relevant issue giving a comprehensive and indispensable review of developments in the area of International Dispute Resolution. (You may refer to the brochure for more sub-themes) 

Submission Guidelines


  • The abstract must be developed on A4-sheet in Word Document Format typed in Times New Roman in 12 font size with 1.5 line spacing in not more than 500 words, it should not contain more than FIVE keywords. 
  • The abstract should contain personal details of the author(s) in the order: Title of the paper, Name, Designation, Institute/ University/ College/Organization, Contact number, E-mail and address (es), of the author(s). 
  • Kindly indicate the name of the main author for correspondence in case of more than one author. All abstracts will be peer reviewed and evaluated on the basis of originality, research rigor, relevance to the seminar, and contribution to the theory and practice. 


  • Submissions are to be made only in electronic form. The same may be e-mailed to in MS Word format along with a covering letter addressed to Organizing Secretary. 
  • Title Must be written in bold, size 14 and centered margin. Margin Manuscripts must be in single spacing, font size 12 in Times New Roman and all margins: 1.5 inches (left) and 1 inch (top, right and bottom). 
  • Tables- Tables must be placed as part of the text. DO NOT attach tables at the end of the manuscript. Soft Manuscript must be submitted in Microsoft Word 2007 in the above format ONLY. 
  • Sub-Title Written in bold, size 12 and left margin. 
  • Tables/Figures Title of the tables/figure should be written on the top of the tables/figure. Times New Roman, font 12, Bold and centered margin. 
  • Footnoting should be done strictly according to Bluebook 20th Edition, Times New Roman, Size 10, Line -Spacing 1 
  • Word Limit Articles should be generally of 4000-4500 words (excluding references and footnotes). 

Rules for Participation

  • No abstract or full paper shall be accepted after the last date of submission. ¨ 
  • Registration is mandatory on confirmation of acceptance of abstract, with the payment of required fees to be deposited in the bank account. 
  • Only registered participants will be allowed to take part in National Seminar. 
  • No refund will be allowed once a participant/paper presenter is registered. All the registered participants will be provided participation certificate. The Best Paper of each session will be acknowledged and awarded. 
  • In the event of the seminar being conducted in the offline mode the participants will be responsible for the arrangement of their personal accommodation. 
  • Breakfast and lunch to the participants will be provided by the university. Only one co-author is allowed. 
  • No in-absentia presentations will be allowed, at least one author must be present for presentation. 

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: June 07, 2022
  • Date for confirmation of acceptance of Abstract: June 20, 2022
  • Last Date for Registration: June 30, 2022 
  • Submission of full Paper: July 10, 2022

The participants are requested to send their abstracts & papers to 

Registration Fee

Due to the current uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, the mode of the international conference has not yet been finalized. If the circumstances permit the conduction of the seminar in offline mode, it will be conducted on the university campus. If unfavourable situations persist then the conference will be conducted online. 

The following are the registration fee for online and offline mode of International Conference. Considering the COVID19 situation at the time, the University will duly inform the participants regarding the preferred mode of conduction of the Seminar. 

Online Mode 

Academicians/Organization Representatives (Including Co-Author), Research Scholars/ Students Rs. 500 (Including Co-Author) 

Offline Mode 

  • Academicians/Organization Representatives (Author): Rs. 1200 
  • Academicians/Organization Representatives (Co-author): Rs. 700 
  • Research Scholars/Students (Author): Rs. 1000 
  • Research Scholars/Students (Co- Author): Rs. 700 

*GST Included in registration fees  

*No Registration Fees for Participants From Outside of India 

Other details will be shared later. Meanwhile, the authors can proceed with writing research papers.

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