international conference on environmental rule of law and justice

About HPNLU, Shimla

The Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU) is an autonomous law university in India located in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. It was established by an Act of the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha in the year 2016 (Act 16 of 2016). Under the academic and administrative leadership of the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) Nishtha Jaswal, the team HPNLU is committed to achieve new heights in legal education while proactively organising plethora of events, spreading sociolegal awareness through discussions on Fundamental Duties, Environmental Issues, Human Rights and Access to Justice, etc.


Centre for Environment and Disaster Management (CEDM) is a specialized Centre of Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla, for conducting socio-legal research in the field of environment protection & disaster management. The Centre aims to serve as a research and training centre in the field of environmental law and policy and other environmental awareness.  Centre, since its inception, has conducted various programmes such as webinar on “Contemporary Environmental Law in Covid-19 Crisis”, “Virtual Environmental Conclave”, “National Essay Writing Competition”, “National Photography Competition”, “E-Colloquium on Bhopal Gas Disaster”, “Kedar Nath Disaster” and certain special lectures regarding the same.  The Centre has its own online journal “HPNLU Journal of Environment and Disaster Management (JEDM) (ISSN: 2583-1429). The Centre also publishes its own Green Gazette newsletter and its book.  

About the CEDM International Conference

The conference aim at analysing and facilitating a deeper understanding of the environmental rule of law, policies, and various national and international regime as well as role of courts in addressing the challenges that the world is facing and may face in the foreseeable-future in national and international scenario pertaining to the environment.  The International Conference, thus, would deliberate on the need to analyse and understand how “Environmental Rule of Law” can bring Environmental Justice.


Academicians (including faculty members, research scholars, and students), Professionals from legal and non-legal fraternities, and Environment Officials across the globe are invited to contribute to the conference by submitting research paper(s)/article(s) and case studies. The selected papers from the International Conference will be featured in online HPNLU Journal on Environment and Disaster Management (JEDM) with ISSN: (2583-1429). Co-authorship is allowed up to 2 persons only.

Abstract Submission and Registration

Interested participants may submit the abstracts of their research paper(s)/article(s) through the link provided below by May 20th, 2023.

Full paper/manuscript is to be submitted latest by May 28th, 2023.

Registration fees to be paid-

  • For Indian Students- INR 500 

  • For students from Foreign Universities- USD 20 

  • For Professionals (India)- INR 1000 

  • For Professionals (Outside India)- USD 50  

Find more details pertaining to submission and registration in the brochure.    

Certificate of participation shall be given to all the participants.

Important Dates

Last date of submission of the Abstract: May 20th, 2023 

Intimation of acceptance of the Abstract: May 22th, 2023 

Registration and Fee Payment: May 25th, 2023

Submission of Paper/ Manuscript and PPT’s with Cover Letter: May 28th, 2023

Date of the Conference: June 3rd-4th, 2023  

Important Links

For the Brochure, click here

For Abstract Submission, click here

Contact us 

We'll be happy to address any queries and provide assistance in the process. All Queries may be directed at or you can contact the undersigned for any clarifications. Please find attached the brochure for the conference with further details.

Aniket Singh (Student Convener): +91 9458207559 

Ankita (Student Member): +91 9560694126 

Dedipya Tewary (Student Member): +91 9381160220   

Divyanshi Deveshi (Student Member): +91 7632048455

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