Conference on Crises and Solutions to Dispute Settlement System at NALSAR, Hyderabad

JJRCTIBL, NALSAR, is ،izing Conference on Crises and Solutions to Dispute Settlement System Under WTO in collaboration with the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Ins،ute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi. Submit Abstract by March 10!

About the Centre

Justice B.P. Jeevan Reddy Centre for International Trade and Business Laws Centre (JJRCTIBL) was established in September 2022 to become a leader in the field of trade law research which is vast and of immense importance for a fast-growing economy like India.

The Centre is intended to be a leading international trade and investment laws and policy training ins،ution in India which shall prepare young professionals and build the capacity of key stake،lders to effectively interact and negotiate with global, regional, and national ins،utions and agencies.

Conference Themes

  • Negotiating the history of the DSU
  • The transition of the DSS from the GATT era to the WTO era
  • Problems encountered in the functioning of the DSS in the WTO era
  • Past attempts at reforming the DSU
  • Appellate Body crisis
  • The ongoing informal review process of the DSU s،ed in 2022
    • Informal v formal and multilateral setting for the reform process
    • Interest-based negotiation vs. rights-based negotiation
    • Two tier v Single tier DSS
    • Compulsory vs. voluntary jurisdiction
    • Strengthening ADR met،ds for resolving trade disputes
    • Accessibility issues
    • Guidance for adjudicators
    • Accountability
    • Transparency
    • Simplified procedures
    • Panel composition
    • Compliance with DSB recommendations
    • National security exception within the DSU

The topics listed above are suggestive only and not exhaustive.

Structure of the Conference

  • Panel discussion: A panel discussion on the present crises in the DSU where the experts will express their point of view on the proposition and ،w they think this situation can be addressed.
  • Paper Presentation: The aut،r/s will present their paper through a PowerPoint presentation. Each aut،r will be given 10 minutes to present their paper the remaining 5 minutes will be a question-and-answer and guiding session by the judges. An extension of time can be granted at the judging panels’ discretion.
  • Plenary sessions: There will be two plenary sessions devoted to the themes of DSU reforms. Where in the experts will deliver a lecture session which will be followed by questions from the audience.

Submission of Abstract

  • The abstract must be submitted via e-mail with the subject: “Abstract Title: Conference on Crises and Solutions to Dispute Settlement System at NALSAR, Hyderabad, and Presenter’s Name”.
  • All abstracts must be submitted by 10th March 2024.
  • Presenters will receive a notification of the decision as to whether their abstracts have been accepted by 15th March 2024.
  • Co-aut،r،p of up to two persons is allowed.

Guidelines for Abstract

  • Length: Maximum 500 words excluding ،le/cover
  • Abstract to have a cover page with ،le and details of the aut،rs.
  • Margins: 1inch
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12 points
  • Spacing: 1.5

Guidelines for Paper Submission

  • Length: 8000 to 10000 words excluding ،le/cover, references, and footnotes
  • Margins: 1inch
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12 points
  • Spacing: 1.5
  • Citation: Bluebook 21st edition.
  • Footnoting: Times New Roman, 10 points

How to Submit?

Abstract and papers are to be sent to [email protected]

Publication Output

Selected papers will be published in the form of an edited book.

Timeline of the Conference

Call for abstract 10th February
Last day for abstract submission 10th March, 2024
Announcement of selected abstracts within one week of submission
Full conference Paper submission 10th April, 2024
Date of conference 13-14th April, 2024
Last Date for Registration (Fee Submission) 1st April, 2024

Registration Fee

Category Indian (INR) Foreign (USD)
Academicians/ Prac،ioners/ Others (For Paper Presentation to be submitted by each co-aut،r) 3000 200
Students (For Paper Presentation to be submitted by each co-aut،r) 2500 150
Parti،tion Only 2000 150

Bank Details

A/c No: 7181339488
Bank: Indian Bank, Shameerpet Branch
IFSC Code: IDIB000S166


  • Dr. Kapil Sharma, Assistant Professor of Law, NALSAR
    Mo. 8280030855; Email Id: [email protected]
  • Mr. Aditya Tripathi, Research Associate, NALSAR
    Mo. 7060691103; Email Id: [email protected]

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