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SLS Hyderabad | National Conference [Child Rights] | 15th May 2021

The Centre for Human Rights, a part of the Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad is pleased to organize a one-day national conference on the topic “Child Rights” on 15th May 2021.

About the Centre for Human Rights

Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad provides its students with an opportunity to achieve expertise and specialization in different fields of law. In furtherance of the same, it facilitates its students and faculties to establish Centres of Specialization in different fields, the Centre for Human Rights being one of them. The Centre was established with an aim to spread awareness and knowledge about the Human Rights amongst the masses and to support and stand for the rights of the marginalized communities in our society, and try to bring a change in the perception of people. The Centre has conducted various lectures, workshops, seminars and field visits on diverse issues relating to Human Right violation across the country. In two years of its establishment, the Centre has taken up many initiatives and organized various workshops and conferences at the institutional as well as at the National Level.

As a part of its flagship events, the Centre has organized a lecture series on Future Prospects of Indian Law Graduates in the Middle East, a Two-Day National Seminar – CONVERSE’19, on ‘Exploring the Contemporary Women Right Issues and Challenges, a two-day national Seminar on Unified Civil Code (UCC) in January 2020, a two-day national seminar – CONVERSE’ 20 on Business and Human Rights, National Essay Writing Competition on Terrorism with specific reference to Human Rights. The Centre in close collaboration with the Edinboro University, USA has also been working on the refugee issues, in specific reference to the Rohingya Refugees situated in Bolapur, Hyderabad.

About the Conference

Ensuring basic human rights of the vulnerable section of society are the cardinal principles of rule of law. The most affected and vulnerable section of the society is children, not to mention their plight during internal disturbances, violence and conflict-like situations. One of the challenges the contemporary world faces today is ensuring the basic human rights of children. The International Human Rights regime relating to children as dealt under the UNCRC is inclusive of the concerns of the international community to address the rights of children. However, there is a need to verify whether there is compliance with international obligations by the governments. The increasing pattern of human rights abuses and exploitation of children in the form of child labour, drug abuse, sexual exploitation, trafficking, pornography, etc., is worrisome. There are national legislations in place to address these issues in India. However, there is a need to deliberate upon the efficiency of the existing legal system to deal with issues relating to violation of child rights. It is pertinent to note that the worldwide spread of COVID-19 has affected children and their rights which are guaranteed under various international instruments significantly and the need to explore the legal effects and efficiency of these laws becomes the need of the hour. Keeping in mind the deliberations and growing concerns of Child Rights, this One-day E- Conference will provide a platform to the scholars, students, academicians, and other luminaries to deliberate upon the pressing issues to assess and take stock of the protection of child rights regime under the UNCRC as well as under various laws, statutes, policies and schemes being in implementation in India.

Mode of the Conference

The one-day national conference will be conducted through the virtual mode keeping in mind the present pandemic situation.

Important Dates

Last date for abstract submission; 30th April, 2021

Last date for submission of full paper: 5th May, 2021

Last date for registration: 10th May, 2021

Date of conference: 15th May, 2021

For further details contact,

Sweta Mishra: +9173375 82738

Rupal Chhaya: +918106423733


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