Call for papers

[Please click on the image above for full details regarding the original Call for papers.]

Note that the dates for submission of abstracts, registration and payment have been extended - the website reflects the new dates which will thus differ from the dates on the original Call for papers. 


Call for papers

We invite attendees and speakers to explore this conference theme further and how it affects all the various aspects, policies, theories, areas and rights that is considered to be part of consumer protection. This would include for example broad themes in or around:

  • General consumer protection 
  • Financial consumer protection 
  • Credit law
  • E-commerce and online consumers

​We are also introducing two new research streams:

  • Food Law and Food Safety Law; Food Security Law and
  • A stream for postgraduate student presenters

Food Law and the related Food Safety Law, Food Security Law is becoming an important multidisciplinary area playing a prominent role in consumer protection. This includes sub-areas such as Food Security, Food Labelling, IP Law, Counterfeit Goods and Sustainability. The conference will have a separate research stream on Food Law and presenters are invited to submit abstracts for this particular stream.

We have a great responsibility as academic citizens to nurture developing academics and legal professionals and in this regard the UPICLC is inviting postgraduate students to submit abstracts for presentation on the relevant conference themes that my form part of their postgraduate research for this separate research stream.

Submit your abstract of no more than 500 words via the conference website by 15 August 2022

The website is open for submissions as from 6 May 2022:

Abstracts must be submitted no later than 15 August 2022 and must not exceed 500 words. The abstract must contain the following information of the candidate: title, surname, affiliated institution, position held at institution and an e-mail address where the candidate can be reached. This information does not form part of the word count for the abstract.

All abstracts are peer-reviewed. Candidates are requested to proofread their abstracts to ensure that the language and style is of high quality.

All presentations at the conference will be in English and no provision is made for translators. As such, prospective participants need to be proficient in English or make provision for their own translators to accompany them. Feedback on submitted abstracts will be given within two weeks of date of submission of the abstracts.

Important Dates
Conference Duration
15 September 2022 - 17 September 2022
6 May 2022 - 2 September 2022 [CLOSED]
Call For Abstracts
6 May 2022 - 15 August 2022
5th University of Pretoria International Consumer Law Conference (UPICLC) – Consumer protection law in the 21st century: Moving to a new Pangaea or a continental drift?
Department of Mercantile Law Consumer Law Cluster
Contact Email
[email protected]
Contact Number
+27 (0)12 420 2363
  • General consumer protection
  • Financial consumer protection
  • Credit law
  • E-commerce and online consumers
  • Food Law and Food Safety Law; Food Security Law
  • Postgraduate students