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WBNUJS “uninvites” State Governor

A student group from the West Bengal National Law University (WBNUJS) “uninvited” Governor Jagdeep Dhankar from a prestigious university event to register dissent against his stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The International Mock UN, or MUN, was scheduled to have the governor attend its closing ceremony as the chief guest. Interestingly, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien was invited to inaugurate the event on Friday.

Feted for Cleanliness

The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, has been adjudged the cleanest amongst government residential universities in the category of government institutions in the Swachh Campus Rankings 2019 drawn up by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development. RGNUL was honoured for its positive contribution to the environment. The award was conferred by Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.

Gender-sensitive Seminar at NUSRL

The National University of Study And Research In Law, Ranchi, the National Commission for Women, New Delhi, and the Centre for Human Rights and Subaltern Studies have collaborated to organise a national seminar on “Gender Sensitive Education: A Necessity to eradicate Gender Discrimination in India” on February 8, 2020. The university has called for submission of papers for it. The themes of the seminar include a range of gender issues—gender discrimination at home and workplace, economic empowerment of women to bridge gender gap, sex ratio and its impact on demography, sexual harassment of women at workplace, unequal wages to men and women in unorganised sectors, sex-selective abortions, safe cities and gender issues and so on.

ASLI Conference at NLU, Delhi

The National law University (NLU), Delhi will host the 17th Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Conference this year in June. ASLI was established in 2003 for fostering Asian legal scholarship and facilitating greater interaction among legal scholars in Asia, and those working on legal issues related to Asia. NLU, Delhi was among the founding members of ASLI. The theme of the conference is “Law and Justice in Asia”.

Multi-disciplinary Event at GNLU

The Centre for Law and Society at Gujarat National Law University is organising a two-day international conference on February 1 and 2, 2020, related to social work, law and human rights. The conference aims to encourage the interdisciplinary study of social work, law, and human rights among scholars and social workers and provide them a platform to discuss research, practical knowledge and gain experience with national and international peer groups and professionals. Academicians, activists, lawyers, students, research scholars and corporate professionals can participate.

Course on “Soft Law” at NLU, Jodhpur

The National Law University, Jodhpur is offering a certificate course on “The Role of Transnational Codes of Conduct in the Energy Sector and Beyond: Do They Promote Socially Sustainable Globalization?” The course will look at the large body of transnational “soft law” that has developed in the petroleum industry and many other sectors to respond to the demands from citizens, governments and NGOs for better environmental, safety, labour and human rights standards in the global operations of multinational companies. Prof. Jacque­line L Weaver, professor emirita, University of Hous­ton Law Centre, US, is the course instructor.

The duration of the course is February 14-16, 2020. Registration started from January 12. Students will have to pay Rs 2,000 while professionals will be charged Rs 3,500 for the certificate course.

Must on Your Legal Calendar

Dr BR Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat has announced its first National Moot Court competition on human rights/ environment law. The competition will be held over March 20-22.

National Law University, Jabalpur is organising an international Conference on “Changing Dimensions of Human Rights in the Global World” from February 29 to March 1, 2020.

First International Legal Conference at NALSAR

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, has announced its first International Legal and Policy Conference on “Future of Transport, Opportunities and Challenges in Aviation and Space Industry” to be held on February 2 and 3, 2020 at the university.

The Centre for Aerospace and Defence Laws (CADL), NALSAR University, is organising the conference in collaboration with the University of Mississippi School of Law, Sarin & Co., and the Indian Journal of Law and Public Policy.

There is no registration fee to attend the conference but individuals can register online.

The conference aims at debating a wide range of legal and policy issues relating to the aviation, space, and transport sector in general by experts from government and industry, legal and policy analysts, as well as academicians.

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—Compiled by Nupur Dogra

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