International Webinar on Emerging Trends of Fundamental Rights by PES Modern Law College, Pune: Submit by Feb 20

International Webinar on Emerging Trends of Fundamental Rights by PES Modern Law College, Pune: Submit by Feb 20

International Webinar on Emerging Trends of Fundamental Rights- Comparative Constitutional Perspective is being organized by PES Modern Law College, Pune in association with the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

About PES Modern Law College, Pune

Progressive Education Society’s, Modern Law College, Pune 16 is one of the premier legal educational institutes in Maharashtra situated close to the “Oxford of the East”, Savitribai Phule Pune University. Established in 2003, Modern Law College, has carved a niche for itself. College is permanently affiliated to the Savitribai Phule Pune University, recognised by the Bar Council of India, & also recognized by U/S 2(f) 12 B of UGC Act, 1956. It is accredited ‘B++’ by NAAC Bengaluru. The College stands as one of the best law colleges in Pune. All the courses of the college are approved by Savitribai Phule Pune University, which include Degree programs LL.B. (3 years) & B.A. LL.B (5 years.), Masters in Laws (LL.M.) and various Diploma programs and Certificate Courses. The academic excellence is manifested from the results of the students of PES Modern Law College, not only in academics but also sports and co curricular activities. The students have won laurels for the college in various State and National level competitions. PES Modern Law College also accommodates several foreign students from countries like Iran, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Thailand, and South African continent etc. with special attention to their orientation, counselling and problems faced in studies.

About University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

The University of Colombo is Sri Lanka’s defining University and has a proud tradition of academic and research excellence. Among Sri Lanka’s tertiary institutions, the University of Colombo is unique and draws on a rich history that mixes leadership in Arts, Sciences, Management and Finance, Education, Law, Medicine, and Graduate Studies through our various Faculties. We are also renowned for our creativity and innovation across the fields of agriculture, agro technology, computing, English language teaching, human resource advancement, indigenous medicine, and study of human rights through our many institutes and centers located in and around Colombo. As a well-established University in South Asia which, as a region has grown in global strategic importance in relation to the economy and issues of security, ecology, and cultural diversity, the University of Colombo brings a Sri Lankan perspective to South Asia Studies. The University of Colombo is therefore ideally placed to develop mutual, innovative, collaborative research projects with international partners and offer research affiliations to overseas postgraduate students and faculty.

Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

The Faculty of Law of the University of Colombo, which is the only Faculty of Law in the entire University system of this country, traces its origin to the Department of Law in the Faculty of Arts of the then University of Ceylon established under the Ceylon University Ordinance No. 20 of 1942. The Department of Law was established in July 1947 under the Faculty of Arts. It was then located in “College House” which was previously known as “Regina Walawwa”, purchased by the government in 1920 for the purpose of setting up the University College which was the forerunner of the University of Ceylon.

About the Webinar

Progressive Education Society’s Modern Law Colleg, Pune in association with the Faculty of Law,  University of Colombo, Sri Lanka is organizing an ‘International Webinar on Emerging Trends of Fundamental Rights: Comparative Constitutional Perspective’ on 27th Feb 2021.


The Constitution of every nation is the Supreme Law of land which upholds the rights and duties of individuals. The aim of having a declaration of fundamental rights in the Constitution is to prevent possible danger due to the State’s action against violation of fundamental rights. Recognition of Fundamental Rights under the Constitution provides a restraint on the power of the government to interfere with the peoples’ basic rights arbitrarily. When rights and freedoms are placed in the Constitution they become part of the Supreme Law. The Fundamental Rights are included in the Constitution because they are considered essential for the development of individuals with human dignity. In this 21st century, the ambit of fundamental rights is expanding enormously. Comparative Constitutional Law is a newly energized field in the early 21st century. Never before has the field had such a broad range of interdisciplinary interests, with lawyers, sociologists, and even economists making contributions to our collective understanding of how constitutions are formed and how they operate and protect fundamental rights. The need for the comparative method has become inevitable to study the very existence of fundamental rights. In current times when society is fast changing, we often see the judiciary playing a pivotal role in the development and protection of the rights and duties enshrined under the public law documents.

Call for Research Articles and Paper Presentations

Original unpublished research papers are invited from academicians, practitioners, researchers, scholars, and students on the above-mentioned objectives and related areas on the sub-themes mentioned below:

  • Right to Privacy in the digital era
  • Freedom of Press
  • Role of Judiciary in the protection of fundamental rights – Issues and Challenges
  • Recent developments in Right to Life
  • Vulnerable groups vis a vis fundamental rights

Important Dates

  • Last date for Submission of Abstract 20th Feb 2021
  • Last date for communication of acceptance of abstract 21st Feb 2021
  • Last Date for Submission of Full Paper 27th Feb 2021
  • Last date for communication of acceptance after checking plagiarism 27th Feb 2021
  • Last date of Registration 26th Feb 2021

Details for Payment

Webinar Fees to all

  • For Participation Certificate Rs. 200/-
  • Webinar fees with publication (Hard copy by post) – Rs. 1,500/-

Contact Information

Webinar Coordinator
Asst. Prof. Shivanjali Bhoite 9762216615
Asst. Prof. Shital Keskar- 9067741089


Click here for the official information.


Click here for the registration form.

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