KILAW’s  Fifth Annual Conference

Contemporary Challenges to Legal Guarantees in a Changing World

9 – 10 May 2018

Throughout its long career, human societies have succeeded in establishing and developing a range of guarantees covering all areas of law (public, private, penal, international, financial, commercial, etc.) covering various areas of public and private activity. These guarantees, together with other factors, have been a source of stability and development, which have given them increased importance and vitality in the lives of nations and contemporary societies. However, these guarantees have faced many challenges in recent years, both in terms of development and implementation or towards establishing their presence, especially because of the current changes and transformations taking place in the world.

Due to the importance of this topic, and in the context of its keenness to link academic research with contemporary societal challenges, Kuwait International Law School decided to hold its Fifth Annual Conference entitled “Contemporary Challenges of Legal Guarantees in a Changing World” on 9 and 10 May 2018. The School has the honor to invite legal researchers to participate with research papers in any of the proposed themes to enrich the conference through discussing this important and vital subject. The School will pay the travel and accommodation expenses for researchers whose research papers are accepted by the Conference’s Academic Committee.

The main themes of the conference are as follows:

  • Legal problems related to the widespread of media freedoms and their challenges.
  • Political rights and freedoms and their challenges.
  • Exceptional laws and their impact on rights and freedoms.
  • The positive role of the State and its authorities and organs in protecting and regulating rights and freedoms.
  • The manifestations of judicial protection and the trends of its expansion.
  • The role of civil society organizations in promoting rights and freedoms and addressing violations.
  • The role of United Nations organizations (in particular the Security Council).
  • Reasons and factors for activating the International Criminal Court and the international private courts.
  • Violations of the rights and freedoms of minorities in Western countries.
  • The risk of the rise of alt-right tendencies against human rights and freedoms.
  • Treatment of refugees and migrants.
  • The role of international law and judiciary in the protection of rights and freedoms.
  • The nature of new cybercrime (States as new actors in these crimes – independent or recruited gangs…).
  • The risks of these crimes to security, the economy, social, administrative and electoral information systems and international relations.
  • The reality of international and national comparative legislation in combating cybercrime (proof – trials – extradition …) and prospects for international cooperation.
  • Legal challenges to the establishment of electronic armies and electronic warfare.
  • Legal problems to restoring the role of religion, family, school and the media.
  • Mechanisms to deal with the challenges of globalization, openness and integration.
  • Political reform, participation and promotion of regional integration to prevent external interventions.
  • Promoting disciplined cultural freedom.
  • Legal challenges raised by Arab and Islamic reservations to some international human rights conventions.
  • International law and the protection of cultural identity and community privacy.
  • Legal problems to regulate and develop the work of stock exchanges, financial institutions and banks.
  • Legal challenges facing the protection of competition rights.
  • Protection of minority rights in large companies.
  • Challenges facing corporate governance.
  • Challenges of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
  • Consumer Protection.
  • Mechanisms and methods of enhancing social support.
  • The role of social insurance institutions in the light of economic changes.
  • Supporting small and medium enterprises in the face of market forces.
  • Challenges facing civil society organizations.

Dates & Procedures for participation:

  • The researcher shall first submit an abstract of the proposed research, provided that it does not exceed (500) words, in addition to a copy of his/her resume before 15/01/2018.
  • The Organizing Committee shall inform the researchers whose research has been accepted before 01/02/2018.
  • Full text submissions shall be sent before 15/03/2018.
  • The research submitted will be refereed. Researchers shall be provided with the reports of the referees in order to take their observations into consideration before 04/04/2018. Research shall not be accepted unless approved by the referees.
  • Papers will be sent to the Conference Committee in final form before 20/04/2018.
  • Abstracts and research should be sent to:

Formal specifications of the research presented:

  • Maximum number of pages: 30 pages – Number of lines per page: 30 including margins.
  • Font Type: Times new roman – Font size: 14 – Distance between lines:15 – Margins: Font Type / Times new roman – Font size: 11

 For inquiries, please contact:

  • Fathi Al-Hamdi: +96522280222 Ext. 487/ +96560396665/
  • Maysoun Al-Samad: + 96522280181 /