CfP: First International Capacity Building Program and Research Summit by HNLU [Dec 1-9]: Register by Nov 25

About HNLU

Hidayatullah National Law University, a premier institute for legal education and research is celebrating its 20th Year of establishment. The University’s motto, ‘Dharma Sansthapanartham,’ translates to ‘for the sake of establishing the primacy of laws of eternal values.’ 

In line with this ethos, HNLU strives to provide an advanced legal education that shapes students into more than just legal professionals; it instils in them a profound responsibility to contribute to society.

About the Event

It is aimed at bringing together experts, policymakers, academics, practitioners, researchers, and students from around the world to discuss and analyze the role of the multilateral trading system in shaping international trade, its achievements, challenges, and the way forward.

About the Call for Papers

Research papers in English are invited from academicians, researchers, professionals, practitioners, and students in the fields of law, economics, International Trade, International Economic Law, WTO studies, environmental studies, business studies, social sciences, sustainability, or any other stream related to the areas on the broader themes as given below.


  • Geopolitical Dynamics and International Trade
  • International Trade and Global Health
  • Trade and Sustainable Development
  • Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • Multilateralism vis-à-vis Regionalism
  • Food Security and Trade Liberalization
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Competition Policy and International Trade
  • Trade and Intellectual Property Rights
  • E-commerce and Digital Trade
  • Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade
  • Trade and Human Rights
  • Unfair Trade and Trade Remedies
  • WTO in crisis and suggestive reforms

Submission Guidelines

  • The abstract is to be around 300 words and to be accompanied by a brief profile of the author indicating his/her email ID, contact number, designation, and official address.
  • The word limit for a research paper/article along with an abstract is 4000-6000 words (excluding footnotes), which must be submitted in MS Word format.
  • The papers are not to exceed 10 % similarity under any anti- plagiarism detection software.
  • For references and bibliography, the author is required to follow the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th edition.
  • Formatting Guidelines

    Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12, Line spacing: 1.5, A4 size paper with 1” margin on all sides.

    How to Register?

    • Click on the link provided below to register.
    • Upon registering for the First International Capacity-Building Programme and Research Summit, participants will receive a confirmation email as mentioned above containing a Google form for submitting research papers.
    • There is NO REGISTRATION fee for the research paper presentations. However, only short-listed papers as submitted by registered participants for the programme shall be allowed to be presented in technical sessions.
    • Co-authorship shall NOT be allowed.

    Registration Fees

    • Indian Participants
      • For Academicians and Professionals: INR 2000
      • For Research Scholars and Students: INR 1500
    • Foreign Participants
      • For Academicians and Professionals: 30 USD
      • For Research Scholars and Students: 20 USD

    Important Dates

    • Deadline for Registration & Fee Payment: 25th November 2023
    • Notification of confirmation for Participation: 25th November 2023
    • Deadline for the Submission of Research Paper: 05th December 2023
    • Date of the Programme: 1-9 December, 2023

    Contact Information

    In case of any query, please contact:

    • Email:
    • Dr. Ankit Awasthi, Programme Director, Head – Centre for WTO-WIPO Studies, School of Law and Technology: Ph: +91-7355235075

    Click here to register.