CfP: Conference on Arbitration and Mediation at Crossroads- From Present to Future at University of Lucknow [April 28]: Submit by April 17


About the Conference

The Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow is a premier institution in India. The faculty is in pursuit of academic excellence purposes to organize a National conference on “Arbitration and Mediation at Crossroads: From Present to Future” on 28th April 2024 in Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow.

In the times when the pendency in the Indian courts have crossed the humungous five million mark, several modes of ADR have emerged as the exact panacea that the ailing judicial system desired at this critical juncture of the Indian legal history. Their efficiency and indispensability in the Indian dispute resolution mechanism is well recognized and for the same reason legislature and judiciary have promoted these methods in a sustained manner towards a positive direction.

The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 was passed in the year 1996 to facilitate and legitimize the arbitral awards. Limited grounds of appeals were made available to secure the commercial interests of the parties but this law still seems to oscillate between two schools of thought. While one advocates least judicial interference and complete party autonomy, the other, argues for necessary intervention in the event of miscarriage of justice. Similarly, arbitrability of issues remains a contestation despite periodic expositions by the courts.


  • Challenges to the award or settlement Confidentiality and transparency
  • Critical perspectives on institutional and ad-hoc mechanisms
  • Data protection and use of technology Enforceability of foreign awards Cross-border disputes
  • Issues related to specialized areas of law: intellectual property, investor-state relations, environment, industrial disputes etc.
  • Making India the hub of ADR Raising standards of arbitration and mediation in India
  • Scope of judicial intervention
  • Pre-institution and compulsory mediation
  • Best practices in arbitration and mediation: Case studies
  • Lok Adalats and judicial settlement
  • Note: Please note that the themes mentioned are not exhaustive. Authors can touch upon other areas that have a contemporary relevance.

    Call for Papers

    Academicians, lawyers, scholars and members of civil society are hereby invited to contribute papers for the National conference. The contributions may be forwarded in both soft and hard copies according to the schedule provided hereunder.

    However the prior registration would be necessary so as to ensure proper arrangement of the conference as the whole. The prospective participants are also expected to forward their itinerary well in advance. No TA/DA shall be provided by the University and therefore the participants should obtain the same from their respective institutions.

    How to Submit?

    Soft copy of papers and abstract may kindly be forwarded to the following e-mail –

    Important dates

    • Last date for submission of abstracts: 17th April 2024 (Last date can be extend one week on the discretion of organising committee.
    • Last date for submission of papers: 24 April 2024


    The Registration fee for the conference is Rs 600 INR for students and Rs 800 INR for research scholars and Rs 1100 INR academicians & others. No TA/DA shall be provided. Registration fees shall be deposited through NEFT or RTGS. On spot registration  Rs 100 INR extra shall be  charged from each category .

    For online registration you can deposit fee-
    Bank name: UCO Bank
    Account No- 20260100001727
    IFSC CODE – UCBA0002026


    The venue of the conference shall be New Campus, Faculty of Law University of Lucknow which shall be easily accessible from airport and Charbagh Railway Station Lucknow.


    Prof (Dr,) Mohd Ahmad
    Organising Secretary
    Mobile number – 9415836113

    Prof (Dr) Harish Chandra Ram

    For further any other information relating to registration you may contact or whatsapp – 9455864814.