IICCHR – 2022


27th August 2022 between 10 AM to 4 PM.

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Human rights are the basic rights that every human is entitled to and even though humans have succeeded in reaching the moon and have technologically advanced yet we have failed as a society to ensure and guarantee this basic right to everyone. These rights cannot be taken away but certainly are restricted and has become a privilege in the hands of some. The global COVID-19 crisis has been fuelled by deepening poverty, rising inequalities, structural and entrenched discrimination and other gaps in human rights protection. Only measures to close these gaps and progress and growth in human rights can ensure full recoveryof the world that is better and more resilient, just and sustainable. Respect for human rights across the spectrum, including economic and social rights, and civil and political rights, will be fundamental to the success of the public health response.

The aim of this Conference is to bring together nationally and internationally acclaimed academicians, students, human rights activists and other intellectuals on one platform to discuss the various issues concerning intersectionality between human rights and Covid, and to discuss the measures to curb such issues.


Karnavati University is a State Private University dedicated to excellence in teaching and focused on interdisciplinary learning. Spread over 33 acres of land, the University is located in Uvarsad near Gandhinagar. Karnavati University was granted Private University status in March 2017 by the state of Gujarat through the Gujarat Private Universities Act, 2017.

The University’s prime motive is not only to develop designers, lawyers, managers, researchers, media professionals and dentists but professionals with human values who make noteworthy contributions to the society. Karnavati University supports its students to succeed at every level to become well-rounded individuals and skilled professionals.

The mission is to contribute to the society through academic excellence and diverse knowledge in a broad range of disciplines, from design and arts, to health and environment, business and humanities.


Unitedworld School of Law is a constituent school of Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The school is duly recognized by the Bar Council of India and is imparting high quality legal education in the state of Gujarat for more than half a decade. UWSL offers interdisciplinary law program, BB.A. LL.B. (Hons.) with specializations in IPR, Business Law, Criminal Law, International Law, LL.M. as well as doctoral programs. UWSL in a short span of its existence has adopted diverse strategies to create a lively pedagogic environment. Most important among them is inculcation of critical interdisciplinary research aptitude among the faculty and students.


The Centre for Researchon Human Rights (CRHR) is a pro-active centre in Unitedworld School of Law. CRHR is a specialized Centre, established by Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University, to stimulate discussions on the concept of human rights and how the law can be used in the service of human rights. Since independence, India has made significant efforts to strengthen the constitutional, legal and institutional framework to protect and promote human rights. This work has been supported by an active and sensitive judiciary, which has safeguarded and strengthened existing civil and political rights as well as meaningfully expanded the notion of rights to including basic economic and social entitlements. Notwithstanding the progress made, human rights violations continue to be reported demonstrating the shortfalls in the existing system. This scenario underscores the need for continued efforts to develop a culture of human rights accompanied by legal initiatives upholding human rights.


The Gujarat State Human Rights Commission has been constituted under the Government Home Department and started functioning from 12th September 2006. The vision of GSHRC is to help create a community where every person respects and understands values of equal opportunity and human rights and the mission is to work with others to eliminate discrimination and build a community that respects and promotes human rights and equal opportunity. The main function of GSHRC is to protect Human Rights or investigate any violations that occur within thestate of Gujarat.The Commission is known for its fair, transparent proactive and effective work.


Human rights and different social movements resort to human dignity in order to justify their claims and theiractions.Human rights are often defined as entitlements that human beings possess just by virtue of their inherent dignity. This conceptual link between human rights and inherent dignity is as popular as it is unhelpful. It is often argued that internationally recognized human rights are common to all cultural traditions and adaptable to a great variety of social structures and political regimes. Such arguments confuse human rights with human dignity. All societies possess conceptions of human dignity, but the conception of human dignity underlying international human rights standards requires a particular type of”liberal” regime.

For decades the global debate over human rights has been a dialogue of the deaf. This interminable argument pits advocates of civil and political rights against proponents of economic and social rights. The former take the classic liberal position that individual freedom is the foundation of liberty and, accordingly, that the only fundamental rights are “negative” ones that constrain state power.

Human rights are the common denominator of human beings, because they rely upon human dignity. They are applied regardless of nationality, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, gender. In coalition to satisfy and advance the goals of the UWSL Center for Research on Human Rights, this conference is going to addressvarious issues including the protection of Human values and lives in the times of Covid through the universal recognition.


Contributions can be relied upon the following themes, from a multidisciplinary perspective:

  1. The impact of Covid on Right to Education
  2. The impact of Covid on Right to Health
  3. The impact of Covid on Right to Access to Justice
  4. The impact of Covid on Rights of Laborers
  5. The impact of Covid on Right to Trade Business and Occupation

Note: These Themes are indicative and not exhaustive, any other topic which is directly or indirectly related to the main theme may be taken.



  1. Submissions are accepted only in the English language.
  2. Each applicant must submit a maximum 300 words (5 keywords) abstract through google form by 1st of July, 2022. For more information, kindly refer to
  3. Abstract must contain details about the names of the author(s), contact details, institutional affiliation, and designation.
  4. The abstract must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the article beyond the existing available literature.
  5. Co-authorship (with a cap of two authors) is permitted.
  6. Acceptance or Non-acceptance of the abstract will be communicated on or before 5th  July 2022
  7. The body of the abstract should be in Times New Roman, Font Size – 12 and 1.5-line spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and single line spacing.
  8. The citations must conform to the OSCOLA style of citation or any uniform citation.
  9. After the conference, selected presentations would be called for full papers and the last date of submission for the same is 15th  August 2022.


Last date of submission of abstract On or before 1st July 2022
Communication of acceptance of Abstract 5th July 2022
Last date of submission of full paper (2,500 words) 15th August 2022

Participants will be responsible for their own accommodation and travel expenses.

Note- Abstracts received on time will be published as Book of Abstracts on the day of the conference.


The conference is open to undergraduate / postgraduate students, Ph.D. Scholars, Academicians, Professionals, policy-makers, various other stakeholders and dedicated organizations in the relevant fields for a constructive dialogue on the various aspects of the theme.

Any interested person can also attend the Conference, without paper presentation



Free for all Participants and Presenters.


For Participants from India: Physical Mode

For Participants from outside India: Virtual Mode


E-certificates of participation will be provided to all the registered participants.
E-certificates of presentation will be provided to all the paper presenters from outside India.

Hard Copy of the certificates will be provided to all the paper presenters from India at the Valedictory Session.


  1. Ritesh Hada, President, Karnavati University
  2. Dr A K S Suryavanshi, Vice Chancellor (Provost), Karnavati University
  3. Shri Tariq Ali Saiyed, Registrar, Karnavati University


Justice Ravi R Tripathi

Chairperson of Gujarat State Human Rights Commission

Retired judge of Gujarat High Court


Dr. P. Lakshmi

Dean, UWSL, Karnavati University



Organizing Secretary: Ms. Aaratrika Pandey

Assistant Professor

UWSL, Karnavati University

Email Id: [email protected]

Phone No.: 08850711694 

Convenor: Ms. Priyanka Taktawala

Assistant Professor

UWSL, Karnavati University

Email Id: [email protected]

Phone No.: 09979123966

You can reach out to us at [email protected]


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