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02 May, 2023

Cfp: International Seminar (sixteenth virtual) on ‘Role of international law in controlling weaponization and arms race in outer space [June 24th]: Submit Abstract by May 17th

Kerala Law Academy Law College is inviting submissions for its 16th International Seminar on the ‘Role of international law in controlling weaponization and arms race in outer space’ scheduled on June 24th, 2023.

About the Organization

The Kerala Law Academy Law College (KLA), established in 1966 is a Centre for legal studies, legal research, and law reforms. Its acclaimed peer-reviewed Research Journal has been published continuously since 1977.

The College, affiliated with the University of Kerala, offers Undergraduate programs in BA LL.B. and B. Com LL.B. five-year integrated courses, LLB Unitary three-year course and post-Graduate courses of LL.M (Administrative Law), LL.M (International Law) and MBL (Master of Business Law).

About the Seminar

Kerala Law Academy Law College in association with the Centre for Advanced Legal Studies and Research (CALSAR) and IQAC, KLA is organizing a One Day International Seminar on ‘Role of international law in controlling weaponization and arms race in outer space’ on June 24th, 2023 from the Kerala Law Academy Campus, Peroorkada, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Call for Papers

The Organizing Committee is calling for Research Articles from Law Students, Academicians, Lawyers, Social Workers, Policy Makers, and Officials from various Departments- Representatives from Institutions and Professionals; NGOs, Social Activists, Social Science Researchers, and Faculty and Research Scholars.

Outer Space is the ‘province of all mankind’ and is to be used for peaceful purposes only. At the same time, however, space has always been a militarized environment. Space law comprises all the laws that may govern or apply to outer space and activities in and relating to outer space. It is a special branch of public international law developed to deal with potential problems related to the exploration and use of space. Space weapons have been actively developed since the 1960s. Recently, however, there seems to be renewed interest in the prospects and opportunities offered by the space domain. There arises a gap between the idealist space law regime and the progressive militarization and weaponization of space. The Outer Space Treaty reflects a significant dose of aspiration and idealism. The preamble of the Outer Space Treaty emphasizes the common interest of all mankind in the peaceful use of space.

This Seminar aims to focus on outer space, the common heritage, and laws relating to its control and administration, regarding the need for a space dispute settlement mechanism. About the relevance of sanctions and enforcement in existing space treaties. Moreover, this seminar provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the field of space law and outer space.


The Seminar is conducted through the online platform ZOOM. All the participants should have good access to the internet and be able to access the above said online platform.


• Outer space, the common heritage and laws relating to its control and administration

• The need for codification of international law relating to Outer space

• The development of artificial intelligence in space, weapons system, and related laws

• The relevance of sanctions and enforcement in existing space treaties

• The issue of space debris

• The need for a space dispute settlement mechanism Kindly send the abstract on or before 30th May 2023 by e-mail to :

Publication Opportunity

The Research Articles received would be published in Proceedings with ISBN.

Guidelines for Paper Submission

• Kindly confine yourself to the areas identifiable with the title of the seminar.

• The papers must be in Times New Roman, Font Size: Heading-14, Text-12 in A4 format, single line spacing, in justifying not exceeding 2500 words including Title, details of the Author/s, and Footnotes.

• Authors are encouraged to use The Bluebook (20th ed.) citation format for footnoting and it should be in Times New Roman Font 10 size. Further, speaking footnotes is discouraged.

• An Abstract not exceeding 250 words shall be submitted for consideration.

• The Abstract shall contain the Synopsis of the Paper, Subtitles, Reference materials, and conclusion indicating the author’s perspective.

• The Abstract must be mailed to on or before May 17th, 2023. It must be accompanied by a cover page, stating the following: Title of the paper; Sub-Theme; Name of Author(s); Name of Institute/Organization; Official Designation; E-mail Address; Postal Address, and Contact Number.

• The Submission should be in WORD FORMAT.

• All footnotes must adhere to the 20th edition of Bluebook standards and must be styled using the footnote option in Word. Borders, underlines, or other design objects must not be included in the paper.

• References need not be mentioned at the end of a paper and must be included within footnotes.

• Precedents may be in Italics but not bold.

• All subheadings must be left aligned, in bold.

• The Papers shall be screened by a Committee. The Full Papers (2500 words) approved by the Committee shall be accepted for presentation in the Seminar. The intimation of selection will be made through E-mail.

• The final paper should contain a cover page that includes Name, Designation, Relevant Discipline and Year of Study, Address, E-mail id and Contact number. Authors are to give details in the Full Paper.

• Abstracts and papers should be written in English, the working language of the Seminar will be English, and presentations shall be done in English.

• Submissions should be made by the author who will attend the Seminar.

• Co-Authorship is allowed but limited to one Co-Author only.

• Only one paper per participant will be permitted. Multiple submissions will lead to disqualification.

• No part of the paper should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication. Any form of Plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.

• The Organizers will take an earnest effort to publish the best articles selected from among those received, subject to their acceptance by reputed journals as per their criteria.

• Publishing Charges if any demand for the journal is to be paid by the author.

Submission Procedure

Kindly send the abstract on or before May 17th, 2023 by e-mail to

Important Dates

• Submission of Abstracts: 17th May 2023.

• Communication of Abstract Acceptance: 19th May 2023.

• Submission of Full paper: 15th June 2023.

• Intimation of Full Paper Acceptance: 16th June 2023.

• Date of payment of Registration fee: 20th June 2023.

• International Seminar: 24th June 2023

Registration Fees and Payment Details

There is a registration fee of INR 1000 per Author (An additional fee of INR 500 should be paid in the case of a maximum of one Co-Author).

For Seminar Participation only: INR 200.

The payment can be made through the online link provided on the Kerala Law Academy website.


All the Participants registered for the Presentation and Participation will be awarded with a respective E-certificate.

Contact Information

Faculty Convenor

1. Sri. A V Avijith (Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy Law College):- +91 9446474220

Faculty Co-Convenors

1. Dr. Dakshina Saraswathy (General Secretary- MCS, Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy Law College): – +91 9744169215

2. Smt. Serin Elza John (Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy Law College):- +91 9995599669

3. Sri. Sakthiprabha M. (Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy Law College): – +91 9495897855.

4. Sri. Sajith Sankaranarayanaru (Assistant Professor, Kerala Law Academy Law College): – +91 8089808424.

Student Convenors

1. Arya M A- +91 7356877165

2. Lekshmi Ramesh- +91 8547706242

3. Roshni S- +91 8838785373

4. Nandakishore S- +91 7306241424

5. Megha M L- +91 9847003074

6. Navami R S- +91 9544984544

7. Namitha Babu Benedict- +91 8301872349

For more details visit The Kerala Law Academy website