International Dispute Resolution Conference by IMS Unison University Dehradun & Kathmandu University Nepal

IMS Unison University, Dehradun in collaboration with Kathmandu University, Nepal is organizing an International Conference on “Transforming International Dispute Resolution Mechanisms During a Paradigm Shift in Geopolitics”. The conference is scheduled to be held on 10th – 11th February 2023, in hybrid mode. 


IMS Unison University Dehradun, a constituent of Unison Group has made fast strides in the horizon of education as a premier educational and research. IMS Unison University aspires to become a renowned center for the creation & dissemination of knowledge. It aims to provide a holistic career-oriented education that develops the intellectual, moral, and physical capabilities of the students, nurturing creativity and innovation. 


Kathmandu University (KU) is an autonomous, not-for-profit, self-funding public institution established in 1991. It is an institution of higher learning dedicated to maintaining the standard of academic excellence in various classical and professional disciplines. The mission statement of the University is “to provide quality education for leadership”. The vision is “to become a world-class university devoted to bringing knowledge and technology to the service of mankind”. The University aspires to serve the nation by fulfilling the needs of society through the motto of taking knowledge and skills “from the campus to the community.” 


It is our pleasure to invite you to the International Dispute Resolution Conference 2023 to be held on February 10th – 11th February 2023, at IMS Unison University, Dehradun. The two-day Conference on the theme ‘Transforming International Dispute Resolution Mechanisms During a Paradigm Shift in Geopolitics’ is jointly organized by the School of Law IMS Unison University, India, and Kathmandu University, Nepal. 

On 20 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (“Mediation Convention”). It opens enormous business opportunities for enterprises and dispute-resolution professionals. The term ‘paradigm shift in geopolitics’ in the theme of the Conference aims to foster discussion on emerging trends in dispute resolution and the impact of the Mediation Convention on the international business environment. 

During these days, scholars, lawyers, and ADR practitioners will share views and experiences as to how their unique perspectives on mediation, negotiation, arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution mechanisms have the capacity to shape and transform conflict across the globe.  


Research papers are invited from research scholars, academicians, lawyers, jurists, and students on the abovementioned theme. The following sub-themes are only illustrative in nature and may include any paper covering the major themes of the Seminar. 


The trend of using IDR to address Trading and Investment Disputes 

The Evolving World of Commercial Dispute Resolution 

Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation 

State-to-State Dispute Resolution 

Investor-State Dispute Resolution 

Mediation a Smart Way to Resolve International IP Disputes 

International Arbitration in the Digital Era 

Challenges and Opportunities in Commercial Arbitration and Commercial Mediation 

Dispute resolution mechanisms and climate change/environmental issues (law reform).  

The above sub-themes are not exhaustive, the author(s) may select any other relevant issue giving a comprehensive and indispensable review of developments in the area of International Dispute Resolution. (You may refer to the brochure for more sub-themes) 



The abstract must be developed on an A4 sheet in Word Document Format typed in Times New Roman in 12 font size with 1.5 line spacing in not more than 300 words. It should not contain more than EIGHT keywords. 

The abstract should contain personal details of the author(s) in the order: Title of the paper, Name, Designation, Institute/ University/ College/Organization, Contact number, E-mail and address of correspondence of the author(s). 

Kindly indicate the name of the main author for correspondence in case of more than one author. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and evaluated on the basis of originality, research rigor, relevance to the conference, and contribution to the theory and practice. 


Submissions are to be made only in electronic form. The same may be e-mailed to in MS Word format along with a covering letter addressed to Organizing Secretary. 

The title Must be written in bold, size 14 and centered margin. Original Manuscripts must be in single spacing, font size 12 in Times New Roman and all margins: 1.5 inches (left) and 1 inch (top, right and bottom). 

Tables- Tables must be placed as part of the text. DO NOT attach tables at the end of the manuscript. Soft Manuscript must be submitted in Microsoft Word 2007 in the above format ONLY. 

Sub-Title Written in bold, size 12 and left margin. 

Tables/Figures Title of the tables/figure should be written on the top of the tables/figure. Times New Roman, font 12, Bold and centered margin. 

Footnoting should be done strictly according to Bluebook 20th Edition, Times New Roman, Size 10, Line -Spacing 1 

The word Limit of the research paper should be of 3000-5000 words (excluding references and footnotes). 


No abstract or full paper shall be accepted after the last date of submission. 

Registration is mandatory on confirmation of acceptance of the abstract, with the payment of required fees to be deposited in the bank account. 

Only registered participants will be allowed to take part in International Conference.

No refund will be allowed once a participant/paper presenter is registered. All the registered participants will be provided participation certificate. The selected paper of each session will be acknowledged and published in the form of an edited book. 

In the event of the seminar being conducted in the offline mode the participants will be responsible for the arrangement of their personal accommodation. 

Breakfast and lunch to the participants will be provided by the university.

Up to two co-authors are allowed. 

No in-absentia presentations will be allowed. At least one author must be present for the presentation. 

Important Dates Last date for 

Abstract Submission- 20th January 2023 

Date for confirmation of acceptance of Abstract-   25th January 2023

Last Date for Registration-    30th January 2023

Submission of full Paper-     07th February 2023

The participants are requested to send their abstracts & papers to


Academicians / Organization Representatives –  Rs. 1500  

Research Scholars/ Students-   Rs. 1000 

*GST Included in registration fees  

*No Registration Fees for Participants From Outside of India 

* If any of the co-authors would be Academicians/ Organization Representatives, then the registration fee will be charged as applicable for the Academicians.

Official Email ID-

You are requested to refer to the brochure attached herewith for more details and the registration link. 


School of Law

IMS Unison University

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

PIN: 248009