September 30, 2022

(Date Extended) National Seminar on Reparative and Restorative Justice, Organizing by UILS, PU Chandigarh

University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh is organizing a National Seminar on Reparative and Restorative Justice for Victims of Crime: Issues and Solutions under the guidance of Prof. (Dr.) Rajinder Kaur, Director, University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Dr. Pushpinder Kaur, Associate Professor (Law), University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

National Seminar on Reparative and Restorative Justice for Victims of Crime: Issues and Solutions

Victims of crime have been neglected in the context of criminal justice proceedings throughout the world until the past few decades.

The victims of crimes have to go through the pain and agony for the injuries, losses and harms caused to them. Recognising the importance of setting minimum standards in the delivery of justice to the victims of crime, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power in 1985. Efforts have been made by the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Europe, and various Asian countries to respect the rights of the Victim. Apex Court in case of Chairman Railway Board versus Chandrima Das (2000 (2) SCC 465) keeping in mind the plight of a victim of crime made an order for the paying compensation to the victims of rape. Criminal statistics in India report high incidents of rape, bride burning, acid attacks, human trafficking, etc. To live a normal life many times become next to impossible for these victims. The loss of physical appearance, deformities caused by the violence committed against them, stigma and humiliation attached to some of the offenses becomes a hindrance in leading a normal life. Keeping in mind the concept of reparative justice amendments have been made in the India Penal Code 1860 and the Criminal Procedure Code 1973. The Legal Service Authority Act, 1987 has established the National Legal Service Authority, the State Legal Service Authority, and the District Legal Service Authority to provide an opportunity for securing justice to weaker sections of the society so that justice is not denied to any person due to economic or other disability.

To ponder over the limitations and deficiencies of the existing legal, social, political, and economic arrangements and to find the way forward, the University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh has planned to organise one day National Seminar on Reparative and Restorative Justice for Victims of Crime: Issues and Solutions on 4th April, 2021,


1.      Victims of Crime and Reparative and Rehabilitative Justice Historical Perspective

2.      Victims of Crime Reparative and Rehabilitative Justice International Trends

3.      Impact of Crime on Victims and Rehabilitative Challenges

4.      Legislative and Judicial Initiatives for Restorative Justice to Victims of Crime

5.      Adequacy of Victim Compensation, Awards and Benefits

6.      Emergency/Interim Awards to Victims of Crime

7.      Procedural Impediments in availing Victim Compensation Schemes

8.      Victim Service Institutions: Governmental and Non-Governmental Organisation


Research papers are invited from the academicians, practitioners, research scholars and students on the issues related to the themes. The quality-based selected paper with similarity index less than 10 % will be considered for publication in the form of an E- Book with International Standards Book Number. Only full papers submitted on or before the deadline shall be considered for publication. The authors of selected abstracts will be given an opportunity to present their papers during various sessions on the day of the Webinar.


The abstract should not contain more than 200-300 words along with the particulars of the author indicating his email id, contact number and address for correspondence. A paper cannot have more than two co-authors.

The Word Limit of paper is 4000-4500 words (excluding footnotes). The format is Times New Roman, Font Size 12, 1.5 line spacing, on an A4 sheet with 1” margin on all sides, to be sent in .doc/.docx format. A uniform style of citation must be strictly adhered to while submitting the paper. The abstracts and papers should be sent to [email protected].


Last Date of Submission of Abstract10th March, 2021 [EXTENDED]
Full Paper Submission (Soft Copy)25th March, 2011 [EXTENDED]
Seminar Date4th April, 2021


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