The 12th International Conference on Consumer Law, organised under the auspices of the International Association of Consumer Law is organised by the NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad, India. The theme of the conference is ’Consumer Law - Globalisation, Poverty and Development’. Consumer law has traditionally been an internationalized area of law. Many consumer problems are similar all over the world and solutions are sought for across the borders. The process of globalization have put new deregulatory pressures on consumer law, in the wake of the liberalization of the global economy, but it has also brought in new demands for regulation on the consumer law agenda. The conference will focus on such connections between consumer law and globalisation, from the particular perspective of our growing need to address poverty and development issues in the context of consumer law. What role can and should consumer law play in relieving problems connected with poverty and in promoting development in the context of the global economy?
The conference is open for consumer law scholars from all parts of the world, both members of the IACL and others, to participate and submit papers on the theme ’Consumer Law - Globalisation, Poverty and Development’ that includes numerous sub-themes such as:
Creating a Legal Infrastructure to Protect Consumers in a Global Economy, Creating a Legal Infrastructure to Protect Consumers in a Global Economy, Rights and Responsibilities of Service Providers, including Financial Services, Adjudicating Bodies and Consumer Redress in a Global Economy etc.