Human Rights Law Centre

Life Imprisonment in Asia: Law and Practice

Tuesday 5th (07:00) - Wednesday 6th October 2021 (11:00)

The Human Rights Law Centre of the University of Nottingham, the School of Law of Vietnam National University, the International Organization of Educators and Researchers Inc. (IOER) and the Asian Law Centre of Melbourne Law School are delighted to co-host an international conference on “Life Imprisonment in Asia: Law and Practice” which will be held online on 5‐6 October 2021 at 7am-11am UK time.

We are inviting scholars and practitioners working in this area to submit abstracts that would fit within the broad framework of the conference. Papers should focus on one or more of the themes below, and may adopt a national or comparative perspective:  

  • Imposing life imprisonment (on whom, for what, and how is life imprisonment imposed)
  • The treatment of life sentence prisoners (regime, conditions, access to rehabilitation)
  • Release of life sentence prisoners (including conditional release, recall to prison, if applicable)
  • The application of international human rights standards to life sentences  
  • Life sentence prison population statistics

Authors should submit a 200‐400‐word abstract, which includes a title of the proposed paper and their short biographical details (including name, email, academic appointment, affiliations). 

Abstracts are to be submitted by 30 July 2021 via this link. If you have difficulties in submitting this form, please email Kathryn Taylor at

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