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The Animal Law Study Club at UPES Dehradun is thrilled to announce the 1st National Conference on Animal Law as a part and parcel of the flagship legal fest “Vidhi Utsav”, taking place virtually on April 5th 2024. We envision this to be a stupendous event, and believe collaborating with you would be an essential step towards that goal.

This conference embodies the spirit of advocacy for animal welfare, bringing together diverse perspectives to explore the symbiotic relationship between law and compassion. Through discussions, insights, and research, the conference aims to foster awareness and inspire action. In our interconnected world, the need for animal welfare and laws is paramount. Establishing comprehensive animal welfare laws is crucial for ensuring their well-being, preventing abuse, and preserving biodiversity. These laws not only reflect our moral responsibility toward fellow inhabitants but also contribute to the overall health of ecosystems. As we recognize the intricate ties between human and animal welfare, advocating for robust legal frameworks becomes imperative. Law has the potential to bring and power to drive change the degraded environment into its original shape.

This conference aims to discuss various existing legal and societal frameworks for the animal protection and welfare. We shall further discuss any deficiencies in the legal and other discipline and explores how to tackle those challenges in a better way.


Original unpublished Research Paper/Articles and Case studies are invited from academicians/research scholars/advocates and students for presentation at the Conference. The authors of shortlisted abstracts will be provided with an email/google form for full paper submission.

The papers will be selected after a plagiarism check, the permissible limit being 10% of a Turnitin report. The abstract and full paper will undergo a Blind peer review process by the expert review committee before selection. The selected papers are to be presented in the conference and will be published as conference proceedings with ISBN. 


The Paper Presentation is open to undergraduate/postgraduate students, Research Scholars, Academicians, Professionals, and NGOs. Any interested persons may also attend the Conference, without manuscript submission.


  • Judicial Activism for Animal Welfare: A Constitutional Imperative
  • International Perspectives: Comparing Constitutional Approaches to Animal Rights
  • Alternatives to Animal Testing: Ethical Imperatives and Scientific Progress
  • Sentient Beings: Recognizing Animal Rights in Legal Jurisprudence
  • Wildlife Protection Laws: Safeguarding Biodiversity and Preventing Cruelty
  • The use of artificial intelligence in animal law enforcement and animal welfare monitoring
  • The rise of plant-based meat alternatives and their potential to reduce animal consumption
  • Impact of habitat loss and climate change on animal welfare and conservation
  • Executive liability on animal slaughtering
  • Killing of animals for the insurance claim
  • The Role of Blockchain in Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade
  • Bhartiya Nyaya Samhita 2023: Overlooking Animal Welfare
  • Guardians at the Gate: Unraveling the Web of Poaching and Animal Laws
  • The Crisis of Animal Abandonment and Legal Remedies
  • Unmasking the Legal Realities of Exotic Pet Commerce
  • Unraveling the Global Web of Wildlife Trafficking and Legal Protections
  • Animals Caught in the Crossfire of Legal Conflicts
  • Animal sentience and legal recognition
  • Intersectional Approaches to Animal Justice
  • Redefining Animal Rights in the 21st Century
  • Regulations on Marketing of Cloned Animals

The appended themes are suggestive, and the authors have the liberty to deviate from the given themes.


  • Every Submission should have the abstract attached to it. The abstract should not exceed 500 words including 3 – 5 keywords.
  • The submission should include a “separate” cover page document which clearly indicates the name(s) of the author(s), complete mailing address(s), telephone number(s) and email address(s).
  • The text of the full paper and abstract must include title of the paper, but must not include the name(s) of the author(s), as the papers will be anonymously reviewed.
  • Citations should strictly conform to the rules in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st edition).
  • The abstract should reach latest by 5th March 2024 in Word File.
  • Co-authorship is allowed only up to two authors.
  • The abstract and the full paper should be typed in Times New Roman, with 1.5 line spacing and font size 12 (title font size 14).
  • The footnotes shall be typed in Times New Roman with 1-line spacing and font size 10.
  • All submitted articles will be double-blind peer-reviewed and only 10 percent plagiarism is allowed.
  • Only original unpublished work is sought. Any proposal submitted to present identical or substantially similar work already published or under review for any other publication will not be considered.


Community Individual Co-Authorship
Student 700 1000
Research Scholar 1200 2000
Academician 2000 3000


  • The Editorial Board will follow a transparent and anonymous Peer-Review policy for evaluating the submissions.
  • The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject any paper on the condition that it does not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties and that the work does not contain any obscene, offensive, defamatory, or racially prejudiced material and whose content is offensive or defamatory, explicitly unethical or if it supports racism, sexual or religious discrimination, illegal activities or terrorism; similarly, an article may be refused if the Editorial Board deems that it might harm the political or religious sentiments of interested readers in any manner.
  • The Editorial Board reserves the right to disqualify the paper on account of plagiarism.
  • The research paper should not infringe the copyright or any other right of a third party, if so, the Animal Law Study Club disclaims any responsibility for copyright violation or any other liability.
  • The research paper shall be considered the property of the Animal Law Study Club which reserves the right of publication of the same in any book or in any other manner as it may deem appropriate, without providing any royalty or compensation.
  • The editorial board reserves the right to vary, repeal, alter any of the rules, if as required, as it deems appropriate.
  • The Final Manuscript must be uploaded by 30th March 2024, 11.59 PM.


  • Last date for registration: 29th February 2024
  • Abstract submission: 5th March 2024
  • Acceptance of Shortlisted Abstract: 10th March 2024
  • Last date of payment: 15th March, 2024
  • Submission of Manuscript: 30th March 2024
  • Conference Date: 5th April 2024


  • Cash Prize of Rs. 5000 and Trophies for Best Manuscript.
  • Cash Prize of Rs. 5000 and Trophies for Best Presenter.
  • The shortlisted manuscripts will be published as conference proceedings with ISBN Numbers.
  • E- Certificates will be issued to all presenters and participants.


Participants are requested to register themselves online at: LINK FOR REGISTRATION


Kindly find herewith the important documents for the competition for your kind perusal: IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS


  1. Brochure
  2. Rulebook
  3. Poster


For any further queries, kindly mail to alsc.sol@ddn.upes.ac.in

Student Coordinator: Rakshit Kapoor (+91-8847342353), Saket Jain (+91-8302439089)

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