One of the oldest law schools in India, School of Legal Studies was established in the year 1962 as a part of Kerala University offering post graduate courses and research in law. The versatility and quality of the skills of SLS graduates are evident from having its graduates at helm of Indian judiciary as Justices of various High Courts in India. Having groomed teachers and scholars apart from lawyers and judges for four decades, SLS has entered into yet another era of producing skilled and versatile graduates working with corporate houses, consulting firms, Public Sector Undertakings, SEBI, other Government bodies, NGOs and judicial offices. The School is in a constant attempt to improve itself and as a result engages in a plethora of knowledge generating activities making it one of the most sought after institutions in the country.

According to International Labour Organisation (ILO), Social Security means the protection that a society provides to individuals and households to ensure access to health care and to guarantee income security, particularly in cases of old age, unemployment, sickness, invalidity, work injury, maternity or loss of a breadwinner. With a view of achieving this security ILO has introduced various instruments, most of which India is a party to. Apart from this the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights asserts that social security is an inalienable human right. The same is reiterated in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of 1966. In spite of the existence of these documents, the reality is very bleak. Only 20% of the world population i.e. one in five person is adequately covered with social security benefits. More than half of the world’s population lacks any kind of social security benefit. In middle income countries the percentage of population covered under such schemes range from 20% to 60% only. Social security has always been a primary focus area of various plans and policies of Government of India since independence. In spite of this the reality in India is not much different from the rest of the developing middle income countries. One of the major reasons for this is that the majority of the work force is employed in unorganized sectors. It is in the light of these facts, the School of Legal Studies is organizing this international seminar to delve into the different aspects of social security. The intention is to establish a background as to the scope of present coverage of the different social security measure to the different stakeholders and to identify the gaps in the existing laws. The aim of this International Seminar is to come out with a concrete suggestions for the improvement of existing legal frameworks, based on the jurisprudential understanding of the concept and its working, so that the right of social security can be achieved in reality.

The themes for discussion are classified based on social security measures and various stakeholders. The themes identified are not exhaustive and participants are free to choose themes which are within the scope of this framework.
The various stakeholders whose interests are of concern are: 
a) Women 
b) Children 
c) Migrant workers 
d) Disabled person 
e) Senior citizens
The various social security measures that are of concern are:
a) Pension and other retirement benefits 
b) Health and maternity benefits 
c) Insurance 
d) Gratuity 
e) Unemployment benefit

  •  Full papers must be submitted electronically via email to [email protected]
  •  The abstract and full paper must be submitted only in Microsoft WORD format.
  •  An abstract containing not more than 350 words.
  • The abstract must also contain the following details such as Title of the Paper, Theme of the Paper, Name of the Author, University/ Institution/ Organization, Email Address and Mobile Number.
  •  The full paper should be between 3500 – 4000 words (excluding the footnotes).
  • All references must be in the form of footnotes. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single spacing. The authors should follow OSCOLA standard of footnoting.
  • Co-authorship is allowed only up to two authors.
  • All entries must be original and unpublished work of the author(s) and should not have been submitted for publication/published elsewhere in any form. Any sort of plagiarism will not be entertained.


    The organizers propose to publish selected best papers of the Seminar as an edited book with ISBN Number.

    For students and research scholars:    Rs. 1000 
    For all others:                                     Rs. 1500

    Last Date of Sending Full Paper & Abstract:  20 January 2020 
    Intimation regarding Selection of Papers: 22nd January 2020 
    Seminar Dates:  10th-11th February 2020

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     Email us: [email protected] or 
     Call at: 09847982918; 08606558242