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HUMAN RIGHTS OF MARGINALISED POPULATIONS 19th -21st December 2017 News Updates
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In a society marginalisation can happen in many ways. Deprivation of resources, nonrecognition and discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, age, colour, race, language, culture, religion, beliefs, disease are possible causes for marginalization, but there can be many more. Unfortunately, the state has been a direct and indirect instrumentality of causing marginalization. The discourses of human rights of marginalized people takes into account the specific prejudices and bias faced by marginalized people. The broad theme of this seminar is as follows: • Human Rights and Children • Human Rights of Tribal’s and Indigenous People • Gender Justice and Human Rights

Human Rights and Children

Interference with child rights is an unpleasant reality not just in India, but across the globe. Sexual and other forms of abuse, child labour etc causes physical and psychological trauma and affects the healthy development of the child’s personality. The seminar focuses of the different aspects of child rights with focus on: • Child labour: Problems and perspectives • Protection of Children from violence • Protection of rights of children with disability • Children and health care • Child welfare schemes • Right to free and compulsory education • Child Rights in India: A postscript • Juvenile Justice and Children • International Law and Child Rights

Human Rights of Senior Citizens

Human Rights of Senior Citizens Norms prevailing in Indian society give high respect to the elderly since ages. In this era of transition, this also has changed drastically. Loneliness and physical incapacity renders elderly into a state helplessness. In a situation where much care and affection is required, the family members and society finds it difficult to adjust to the demands of elderly people on the pretext of their own busy life, though it may not require much effort to satisfy it. Very few are fortunate enough to have blissful and content life. The broad themes with the topic concerned are: • Senior Citizens and Maintenance Rights • Senior Citizens and Health Care • Crimes Against Senior Citizens

Human Rights of Tribals and Indigenous People

In 21st century, Tribal and indigenous people are struggling to survive and to protect their traditional ways of living. With the attempts to bring them to the mainstream of the society, their symbiotic relationship with the nature has been disturbed, they are alienated from their lands, and their culture, language and valuable knowledge of medicinal properties of plants face the threat of extinction. The theme includes the followings topics: • Constitutional Protection to Rights of Tribals • Right to Self Determination of Tribals • Land Acquisition and Tribal Rights • Development vis-à-vis Displacement from the Perspective of Tribal Rights • Effect of Globalization on Rights of Tribals

Gender Justice and Human Rights

Centuries of patriarchal mindset and parochial understanding of gender has eluded the growth of the society, stalled human progress and perpetuated countless sufferings on certain vulnerable groups. This situation is the outcome of not recognizing certain genders and assigning discriminatory positions in the society. The prime topics in this category are: • Property Distribution and Gender Justice • Gender Justice and Personal Laws • Gender Justice and Employment Laws



Original works covering one or more of the above topics are invited for presentation. Sent your abstracts on or before 12th November 2017 to 19to21onhr@gmail.com Full papers of selected abstracts are to be submitted along with approval from the Institution Head/ Department Head/ Research Supervisors. Full papers should be limited to 5000 words. Selected papers will be called for presentation. Duration for the presentation will be 15 minutes. Award will be given to the best paper.



Interested participants are required to register in advance by duly sending the registration form and paying the registration fee. Registration will be open from 20th to 30th of November 2017. Registration form can be downloaded from the website www.glcekm.com. Registration fee: Rs. 750/- Registration fee can be sent in the form of Crossed Cheque/ DD in favour of: The Co-ordinator and Treasurer, International Seminar on Human Rights of Marginalised Populations, Government Law College, Ernakulam payable at Ernakulam. Duly filled Application forms and Full papers should reach us on or before 30th November 2017 on the address below. Dr. Lekshmi G. R, Assistant Professor Government Law College, Ernakulam-11


Dr. Reghunathan K. R Principal, Government Law College Ernakulam


Last date for Submission of Abstract: November 12, 2017

Registration opens on: November 20, 2017

Registration closes on: November 30, 2017

Last date for Submission of Full paper: November 30, 2017


Dr. Dayana M K. dayanamaliyekkal @gmail.com

Dr. Lekshmi G R. lekshmiglc@gmail.com