DSNLU Visakhapatnam is organizing a national Seminar on Mass Torts and Industrial Disasters to be held on January 7 and 8, 2023.


Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), was established by the Government of Andhra Pradesh vide the DSNLU Act, 2008 in Visakhapatnam, to impart quality legal education.

On the Eve of the commemoration of 39 years of Bhopal Gas Tragedy, DSNLU presents you a National Seminar on Mass Torts and Industrial Disasters.

It is important to stimulate scholarly debate of an overlooked trend that will reshape mass tort litigation in the upcoming decade.

The search is on for new rules of law which would require those engaged in particular activities, especially hazardous ones, to bear collectively the operative cost including the distribution of losses consequent as a result of carrying on such activities.

Chernobyl and Bhopal are not just significant events: they are dreaded words in the vocabulary of all industrial nations, words that mean that, technologically, the unthinkable can happen.


  • To provide a platform for scholarly discussion on Cases involve war-time herbicides, defective medical devices, countless pharmaceutical cases involving staggering side effects, severe personal injury, and product liability disputes.
  • To analyze the key features of many mass tort cases, with particular emphasis on the profile of modern mass tort cases that have sought bankruptcy protection.
  • To explore the dimensions of new species of mass tort litigation has evolved over the last 10 years including those involving the opioid crisis, sexual abuse involving non-religious entities, and product liability with significant latent injury risks.
  • To draft a Vizag Declaration on Mass Torts.


Seminar is open for academicians, researchers, practitioners, professionals, interested learners and students.


Mass Torts and Industrial Disasters


  • Mass Torts in a World of Settlement.
  • Characteristics of property damage mass tort – Global Perspectives.
  • Toxic Torts – An Overview.
  • Theories of liability related to both toxic products and environmental pollution.
  • Theories of liability: land-based claims.
  • Liability for “take-home” toxins – Perspectives from USA
  • Regulation of hazardous releases into the environment.
  • Theories of liability related to both toxic products and environmental pollution with specific reference to mass disasters.
  • Simple property damage mass torts – Perspectives from Europe.
  • Economic loss mass torts – Leading Cases.
  • Limited personal injury mass torts without latent harm – A Contentious Issue.
  • Complex personal injury mass torts.


  • The full paper should be between 2,500 words to 5,000 words length.
  • It should be accompanied by an abstract not more than 250 to 300 words.
  • The papers may fall under the main theme or sub themes of the Seminar.
  • Interested candidates must register for the seminar through the link provided towards the end of this post.
  • Foreign Delegate – USD $150
  • Student/Research Scholars – Rs.500
  • Academicians – Rs. 1000
  • Payment Details: Registrar, Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam; State: Andhra Pradesh; IFSC CODE: ANDB0002837; Branch: Waltair; MICR: 530011020; Branch Code: 000633; Account No: 283710100024089.


  • Last date for submission of abstracts: December 15, 2022
  • Last date for submission of full papers: December 30, 2022
  • Date of the Event: January 7-8, 2023


In case of any queries, please contact mail nsb39mt2022@dsnlu.ac.in


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