International Conference on Harmful Practices Related to Accusations of Witchcraft and Ritual Attacks is being organised by the Centre for Human Rights Law and Policy, School of Legal Studies, REVA University.

About the Organizers

The Centre for Human Rights Law and Policy, School of Legal Studies, REVA University is organizing an International E-Conference on ‘Harmful Practices Related to Accusations of Witchcraft and Ritual Attacks: Challenges for Marginalized Groups’ in collaboration with The Staffordshire Law School, The School of Justice, Security and Sustainability, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom and The Department of Languages & Cultures, Lancaster University, United Kingdom.

About the Conference

The international conference focuses on the challenges faced by marginalized groups who can be most vulnerable to harmful practices. It offers a space for researchers and practitioners to engage in inclusive interdisciplinary dialogues about the many facets of harmful practices resulting from the belief in witchcraft and ritual attacks that often target these groups and other vulnerable individuals. 

Themes and Sub-themes

The conference invites presentations on sub-themes including but not limited to:

  • Accusations of Witchcraft and Human Rights
  • Spiritual Abuse
  • Harmful Practices and Gender Based Violence
  • Disability and Harmful Practices
  • Elder Abuse
  • Harmful Practices and Rights of the Child Effective Responses to Harmful practices.
  • Social Justice and Equality

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts are invited from Academics, Students, Researchers, Practitioners. The abstract shall not exceed 250 words and must be accompanied by a short bio of 50 words. The abstract is to be sent to

Registration Guidelines

  • Academics and Practitioners: Rs.1500/- (15 GBP approx.) for Single authorship and Rs.2000/- (i.e., 20 GBP approx.) for co-authorship
  • For Students/Research Scholars: Rs.1000/- (10 GBP approx.) for single authorship and Rs.1500/- (i.e., 15 GBP approx.) for co-authorship
  • Participants (without presentation): Rs.500/- (5 GBP approx.)

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstract: 1 April 2023
  • Notification of selection of abstract: 15 April 2023
  • Last date for registration: 22 April 2023 

Contact Information

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