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24 March 2023

International Conference On South Asian Perspectives on Environmental Protection and Forest Rights: Emerging Trends and Practices

  • Event type


  • Place

    GLA University, Mathura

  • Event Start Date

    24/ 03/2023

  • Event End Date

    24/ 03/2023

Call for Papers

The conference is jointly organized by the Center for International Law and Global Governance (CILGG), Institute of Legal Studies and Research (ILSR), GLA University, Mathura;Faculty of Law, Nepal Law Campus (NLC), Tribhuvan University, Nepal; and Department of Law, Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology (BAIUST), Cumilla, Bangladesh. The tripartite joint conference will bring a distinct and distinguished academic, scholar, researcher, developmental expert, green environmentalist and other to share their work and also extend future possibilities of cooperation in the major and sub-themes of the conference. The emerging trends on environment share and impose ‘shared responsibility’ of states across trans-boundary protection and promotion.

Nepal, India and Bangladesh ecologically are very distinct region sharing extent larger common environmental issues and problems. The tri-lateral relation among these nations is also assumed very smooth and is always seen as standing together in most of the forum for protecting and promoting the environmental issues and concerns. The development ration in region is comparatively equal and has impact of one’s on another jurisdiction. The cross cultural movement and relation of these nations is further requiring a strong policy, program of action to common environmental issues.

The conference aims to provide a platform to critically engage with the emerging legal and policy challenges in the area of environmental protection through forests in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The abstracts are invited from young scholars, academicians, legal practitioners, and policy makers on the theme of the conference, including but not limited to the following sub-themes:

  • Environment protection and the role of forests: conservation and sustainable management of forests, and a quest for  environmental justice
  • International obligations of India, Nepal and Bangladesh towards conservation and sustainable management of forests
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the REDD+ 
  • Forest and its interaction with trade law (both national and international)
  • Common identifiable problems in the environment in the region
  • Public perceptions towards the protection of environment and related subject
  • Forest and Wildlife conservation, Human-Wildlife conflict, Management of protected areas
  • Forest and its interplay with international and national human rights law, UNDRIP, ILO Convention 169
  • Forest rights, property rights, and cultural, economic, customary and other rights of forest dwellers and indigenous/tribal/local people(s)/communities living in or around forests for their survival and livelihood
  • Forest people and their right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) in international law and the national laws of India, Nepal and Bangladesh
  • Policy-oriented framework pertaining to the protection of forest and rights of forest people
  • Attitude and contribution of judiciary in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh towards conservation of forests and protection of people’s rights
  • Role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and civil society in advocating and strengthening the voice of forest people protecting their rights and enhancing conservation and sustainable development of forests.
  • Green litigation and dispute settlement mechanism in environment and forest related issues
  • New trends in environmental protection and interdisplinary approach in the environmental; perspectives

Abstract Submission

Applicants are invited to submit an abstract of not more than 350 words excluding the abstract’s title and name, email address and affiliation of the applicant. Applicants are required to mention their full name, email address and affiliation in the document containing the abstract.

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Important Dates

  • Submission of abstracts: 21 January 2023
  • Acceptance of abstracts: 26 January 2023
  • Submission of full papers/extended abstracts: 15 March 2023
  • Last date of registration: 20 March 2023
  • Conference date:  24-25 March 2023
  • Publication of selected papers in an edited volume: Fall 2023

*No registration fees for the participation in the Conference


The conference will take place “online”.


Prof. Alok Verma
Associate Dean and HoD
GLA University, Mathura

Dr Abhishek Trivedi
Assistant Professor (ILSR)
Director, CILGG
GLA University, Mathura

Mr Imtiaz Ahmed Sajal
Department of Law
BAIUST, Cumilla

Dr Balram Prasad Raut
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law
Tribhuvan University

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About ILSR

The ILSR is a contemporary law school established in 2018 and is endowed with modern state of art infrastructure and experienced faculties from premier national and international law schools to train and motivate bright young minds to discover their strengths to become an impact-focused legal professional leader in their chosen field.

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About BAIUST Law Department

Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology (BAIUST), Cumilla started its journey on February 14, 2015, with the motto of “Knowledge, Wisdom and Technology”. The University aims to provide innovative, multi-disciplinary courses and endeavors to transform into a hub of knowledge and research.  Department of Law at BAIUST started its journey in March 2019. The Department is committed to provide quality education and it strives to instill moral values into the students.

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About Nepal Law Campus (NLC)

Nepal Law Campus (NLC), a leading institution of the country, is the oldest college imparting legal education in Nepal since 1954. NLC is located at the heart of the Capital. The Campus witnessed many ups and downs in legal education system. As a constituent campus of Tribhuvan University and as an oldest institution imparting legal education, NLC has the great contribution and plays significant role in Legal Education. NLC is proud of providing highest and competent leadership for judiciary and other mechanism within the country and abroad.

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