Invitation to the 12th International Consumer Law Conference, 25th to 27th February, 2009

We cordially invite you to participate in the "12TH INTERNATIONAL
CONSUMER LAW CONFERENCE jointly organized by International Association
of Consumer Law and NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. The
conference will be held from 25th -27th February 2008 at NALSAR
University of Law, Hyderabad.

About the Conference:

The theme of the conference is 'CONSUMER LAW - GLOBALIZATION, POVERTY
AND DEVELOPMENT' and consumer law scholars from all parts of the world
are invited to participate. The general theme of the conference
includes numerous sub-themes. In the following some of the sub themes
are mentioned.

 Creating a Legal Infrastructure to Protect Consumers in a Global Economy
 Green and Ethical Consumerism in the Global Economy
 Vulnerable Consumers and Poverty as an Issue of Consumer Law
 Rights and Responsibilities of Service Providers, including Financial Services
 Adjudicating Bodies and Consumer Redress in a Global Economy

The description is not meant to be exhaustive, and other perspectives
to the issue at hand are welcome as well. The structure and programme
of the conference will be finalized after the deadline of the call for

This conference is organized once in every two years. Previous
conferences were held in various parts of the world including Brazil,
Malta, South Africa and various other European countries. This
conference is of international acclaim and has had participation from
the policy makers and renowned academicians around the world.

Interested participants can send in a short summary (½ page) of their
paper to the organizing committee in Hyderabad. Papers are to be sent
to Dr. Vidyullatha Reddy, (e-mail 12consumerconference@gmail.com/
vidyullathareddy@gmail.com ), as well as to the President of the IACL,
Professor Thomas Wilhelmsson (thomas.wilhelmsson@helsinki.fi ).

Final deadline for abstracts is September 30, 2008. Those selected
will be informed as soon as possible after submission of their
proposals. Finalized papers should be provided before December 31,
2008. The registration fee, that includes the conference material,
lunches during the conference and a dinner, is 250 USD for
participants from abroad and 5000 Indian rupees for participants from
India. Details of the conference venue and reasonable accommodation
facilities are provided at www.nalsar.ac.in.

About Hyderabad:

Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh consists of twin cities of
Hyderabad and Secundrabad and is a bustling 400 year old metropolis
which is famous as the former seat of the fabulously wealthy Nizams of
Hyderabad. Major attractions include the following:

 Charminar:
It consists of four graceful minarets, forty four prayer spaces and a
mosque. Charminar was built around 1591 at the centre of the original
city layout. It is as much the signature of Hyderabad as Taj Mahal is
of Agra and Eiffel Tower is of Paris.
 Golconda Fort:
It is one of the famous forts in India. It is famous for its
acoustics, palaces, ingenious water supply system and the famous
fatheh rahben gun, one of the canons used in the last siege of
Golconda by Aurangzeb, to whom the fort finally fell. Its past is
narrated effectively with the unique Sound and Light Show which shows
the past of Golconda.
 Mecca Masjid:
A two hundred yards south west of Charminar it is so named because the
bricks were brought from mecca to build the central arch. Mecca Masjid
is poetry in stone with a magnificent wall and 15 graceful arches.
Towards the southern end of the mosque lie the marble grave of the
members of the Azam Jahi Dynasty
 Birla Mandir:
This white marble temple of Lord Venkateswara floats on the city
skyline, on Kala Pahad. The idol in the temple is the replica of one
at Trirupati.
 Hussain Sagar Lake:
Excavated in 1562 by Hussain Shah Wali, the lake has one of the
world's tallest monolith statutes of the Buddha standing on the rock
of Gibraltar in the middle of the lake.
 Salarjung Museum:
This museum houses one of the biggest one-man collections of antiques
of the world by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salarjung III. The objects
include Persian Carpets, Mughal miniatures, Chinese porcelain,
Japanese lacquerware, famous statutes including Veiled Rebecca and
Marguerite and Mephistopheles, a superb collection of jade, daggers
belonging to Queen Noor Jahan and Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan,
Aurangzeb's sword and many other fabulous items.
 Shiparamam Arts and Crafts village:
Situated at Madhapur is this 30 acre village which showcases arts and
crafts of the country. It hosts annual bazaars, artists and artisans
from all over the country exhibit their talent.
 Ramoji Film City:
A dream world created for the celluloid on a sprawling 1000 acres with
every imaginable set and location. Visitors can go around in conducted
 Other major destinations include Qutb -Shahi Tombs, Archeological
Museum, Nizam's Silver Jubilee Museum, Chow – Mohalla Complex, and
Lumbini Park

Hyderabadi Cuisine

Hyderabad was known for the spectacular way its aristocracy
entertained. The cuisine owes its origin to the Mughali style of
cooking of the Asaf Jahi Period. There is a variety of Biryani's (rice
and meat preparation seasoned with spices and flavoring) kababs in
many different styles such as Boti, Jhammi, Kalmi, Shikampur, Sheek
and Legan- ke kababs, Dum- ke- kababs, Kurmas and Lukhmi (pastry).

Soliciting your participation at this Conference

Yours Sincerely

Dr. Vidyulatha Reddy

For, Organizing and Co-ordinating Team
12th International Consumer Law Conference
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India