International Symposium on Health Governance in a Political Landscape: Interplay of Health Law, Society and Political Economy

Friday, January 26, 2024

On the 21st and 22nd March 2024, an International Symposium on Health Governance in a Political Landscape: Interplay of Health Law, Society and Political Economy will be organized by: The Centre for Justice, Law, and Society (CJLS), Jindal Global Law Review (JGLR) at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), O.P. Jindal Global University and The Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL) at the Indian Institute for Foreign Trade (established by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India) and WTO Chairs Programme (India Chair) in New Delhi, India.

To advance discussions at the Symposium, the organisers invite abstract submissions ranging from 350 to 500 words from diverse contributors. Abstracts may broadly address any one of the following themes:
• The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Political Economy;
• Health as a Universal Right;
• TWAIL, Health and Political Economy;
• Healthcare and Public Health;
• Health, Neoliberalism and Privatization;
• Health Regulation and Economics;
• Health and Feminist Economics;
• Rights-based Approaches to Healthcare;
• Alternative Approaches to Modern Medicine;
• International Investment in the Health Sector or Healthcare;
• Health, Law and Marginalization;
• Access to Drugs and International Law;
• Emergency Preparedness and Regulations (particularly during health crisis);
• International Trade Law and Health;
• TRIPS and Public Health;
• Health, International Law, and WTO Agreements such as TRIPS and GATS;
• Vaccine Diplomacy, including WTO Waivers;
• Health Governance and International Relations.

Send your abstract, ranging between 350-500 words, to Use the subject line- “Abstract Submission – Intl’ Symposium on Health Governance in a Political Landscape”. The deadline for submissions is 26th January 2024. The selection results will be announced by 30th January 2024. If accepted, please note that the draft paper, spanning 3000-5000 words, must be submitted by 28th February 2024. For any questions or clarifications, reach out to Prof Dipika Jain (, Prof Anmol Diwan ( and Mr. Pranav Narang (

Selected papers from the Symposium will have the opportunity to be featured in the Scopus Indexed Jindal Global Law Review's June 2025 Issue. It's important to highlight that the editorial team at JGLR will adhere to a stringent selection process. Authors should also be aware that their submissions will undergo a double-blind anonymous peer review within the journal's framework.

Please be informed that the Symposium will be held in-person in New Delhi, India. While participants are expected to manage their own travel arrangements, the accommodation and meals for the duration of the Symposium will be covered. Additionally, limited funding support for travel expenses is available for select participants from the Global South. If you are interested in the applying for the funding, kindly detail your reasons in the cover letter accompanying your abstract.

More information available in the document enclosed.