About the Organisers: Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia (Prof. Ghulam Yazdani, Prof. Mohd Asad Malik, Dr. Momin Noorjahan, Dr. Sohail Nazim)
Details of the event: In India, the elderly population is growing rapidly. With an incremental growth in the number of people older than 60 and India’s normal life expectancy which is expected to rise to 73.3 years it is expected that by 2050 it will account to a substantial 19% of the total population. There are biological, psychological, and social factors that make the elderly more vulnerable. Ageing predisposes the older persons to weakness, infirmity, and dependency, making them different from the rest of the population. While improved life expectancy and evolved healthcare have proved to be a boon for humanity at large, as a by-product it has exposed the elderly population to several concerns in the wake of the existing vacuum in addressing their specific necessities. Companionship problems, mental health issues, and financial exclusion are among the challenges they face. It becomes paramount that elderly issues and challenges must be addressed and attempt is made to provide them necessary help and holistic assistance. His an essential prerequisite for ensuring a dignified life for the senior population.
The framers of the Constitution have inserted certain provisions in Part IV as the Directive Principles of State Policy and it places an obligation upon the State to provide opportunities and help to the elderly so that they can earn and live a respectful and dignified life. Article 41 of the Constitution provides that, “The State shall, within the limits of its economic capacity and development, make effective provision for securing the right to work, to education and to public assistance in cases of unemployment, old age, sickness and disablement, and in other cases of undeserved want.” There are many other Directives that, though not expressly, but can be interpreted to address the interests of the elderly people. And the Government enacted the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 to assist senior citizens with financial security, welfare, and protection.
Furthermore, although not explicitly stated as a Fundamental Right but the judiciary reads the rights of the elderly as a facet of Article 21 of the Constitution.
In India, the field of gerontology is gaining recognition as the population continues to age and ageing is a natural phenomenon. Efforts are being made to identify and strengthen existing policies and laws that protect and support elderly citizens. Additionally, caregivers and community involvement play crucial roles in ensuring the rejuvenation and rehabilitation of older adults, allowing them to lead fulfilling lives in their later years. The major challenge is to ensure that elderly citizens not only live longer but also live a dignified and productive life. In regards to an age-related issue that has historically been associated with a wide range of unmet needs; the use of a human- rights-based approach has marked a paradigm shift. This has been facilitated by an extremely valuable contribution from the international and national legal framework.
Eligibility: Articles from students, scholars, academicians, professionals pertaining to the field of law and legal research
Location: Hybrid Mode (Offline in New Delhi as well as Online)
Registration/submission procedure: Detailed procedure given in the brochure with guidelines.
Important Dates: Last Date for Submission – 30th March, 2024 (Revised)
Intimation of acceptance Abstract – 2nd April, 2024 (Revised)
Last Date for payment of Registration fees – 3rd April, 2024
Submission of Full Paper – 10th April, 2024
Fee details (if any): For Single Author – ₹1000, For Co-authors – ₹1500 [Physical Mode]
For Single Author – ₹700, For Co-authors – ₹1000 [Virtual Mode]
Deadlines/Dates: 30th March 2024 (Revised)

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