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Domestic Reception of Public International Law

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Event Description

Campus Law Centre is pleased to announce an international conference in the field of Public International Law on the topic “Domestic Reception of Public International Law” on the 12th, and 13th of April 2019 at Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, India.

International law, either as treaty law or as customary international law, regulates or at least influences national regulations on an increasing number of issues that were traditionally considered to be the ‘internal affairs’ of nation states. Accordingly, the number of international treaties that states conclude today, bilateral as well as multilateral ones, has increased significantly. Indubitably, the international legal order has reached density and complexity not anticipated in the middle of the 20th century. In light of these developments it is particularly important to assess the relationship between international law and national law. This conference intends to facilitate a dialogue between legal and other perspectives.


The Faculty of Law, Delhi University, is one of the oldest institutions providing legal education since 1924. Campus Law Centre has consistently been ranked amongst top three law schools in India and is rated as one of the best law colleges in Asia. The Faculty of Law was renamed as Campus Law Centre in 1975.

Event Details/Highlights


Article 38 (1) (d) of the International Court of Justice statute mentions "...teachings of the most highly qualified publicists of the various nations" as one of the secondary sources of international law. We hope this Conference will contribute meaningfully to the existing literature on international law and consequently enrich the secondary sources of international law.



The suggested themes under the topic of the conference are:

1. International Law & its Instrumentality

▪ Responsibility of the state under international law

▪ The role of the legislature, executive & the judiciary

▪ Consequences of non-recognition


2. Strategic Intervention and Application of International Law

▪ Maritime law issues

▪ Land disputes

▪ Proliferation treaties

▪ Energy sector

▪ Transboundary pollution


3. Development and Its Impact

▪ Environment law

▪ Gender & Family (inter-country marriage & adoption)

▪ Technology & Space law

▪ The Developed Versus Developing Debate

▪ Biotechnology

▪ Telecom

Kindly note: Themes are indicative in nature and not restrictive. Any entry beyond the suggested themes is welcome.



  • To highlight the importance of Public International Law.
  • To bring to the centre stage the various mechanisms of domestic reception.
  • To understand the challenges faced by multi-national companies and organizations working across nations.
  • To analyze the reactions of states to International Law with respect to the powers of international institutions.
  • To define the boundary separating international law and municipal law.
  • To discuss how we can enlarge the jurisdiction and increase the scope of International Law.



All national institutions are invited to submit their papers. In addition, the following stakeholders are also invited:

▪ Academicians from various reputed universities across the globe.

▪ Research scholars, faculties and students pursuing law from various universities.

▪ Lawyers from the host country and other countries.

Kindly note: Only the authors of the paper are eligible to present the paper at the conference.



Papers may be submitted under following categories:

1. Long Articles: Between 5000 and 8000 words. Papers in this category are expected to engage with the theme and literature comprehensively,

2. Essays: Between 3000 and 5000 words. Essays are expected to be far more concise in scope.

3. Case Notes and Legislative Comments: Between 1500 and 2500 words. These are analyses of any contemporary judicial pronouncement or a new piece of legislation whether in India or elsewhere. 



Abstract Submission: 20 March, 2019 by 23:59 hours

Results of Abstract Submission: 26 March, 2019 by 23:59 hours

Full-Length Paper Submission: 7 April, 2019 by 23:59


Kindly note the following carefully for any submission:

▪ All the pages of the Final Paper should have a margin of 1 inch on all sides;

▪ Main Title of the Paper: Font – Times New Roman; Size – 18; Line Spacing – 1.5; Alignment – Centre; Uppercase; Bold face;

▪ Body: Font – Times New Roman; Size – 12; Line Spacing – 1.5; Alignment – Justified; the citations must be typewritten in the font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 10, Line

Spacing: 1.0 and justified alignment. Submissions must conform to a uniform method of citation.

▪ Co-authorship of maximum two authors per paper is allowed.

▪ the author(s) should send a separate Cover Letter with their final papers incorporating details like name(s), affiliated college, full postal address, e-mail id and contact number along with the title of the paper. The paper should not contain any biographical references of the author(s).

▪ Authors are requested to stick to the word limit.

▪ All papers must be an original work of the author(s). Plagiarism will lead to cancellation of the paper.

▪ Authors are requested to kindly e-mail the abstract/paper at:



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Conference website:

Accomodation Details

For those requiring accommodation, it will be provided within University of Delhi campus on a twin-sharing basis at the rates mentioned below. (First come first serve basis).
For Indian nationals:
Deluxe rooms (with air-conditioning and en suite washrooms): INR 2600 for a stay of 48 hours.
Standard rooms: INR 1500 for 48 hours.

For foreign nationals: USD 90 for accommodation.

Registration Details

The Registration Fee for participants is INR 1000 (the fee includes lunch for two days, high tea, an information folder, stationery and certificates)
Registration Fee for students is INR 500.
Registration Fee for international participants is USD 70 and for international students, USD 40.


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