Human Right Law Review is inviting a call for blogs throughout the year discussing human rights issues from students, scholars, human rights professionals, lawyers, journalists and all the members associated with the human rights space.
About Human Right Law Review
Human Right Law Review publishes short pieces on issues in international and domestic human rights law. Human Rights Law and Policy Review is an initiative by the academicians of Amity Law School, Amity University, Kolkata.
Through this platform, it desire to provide a space for exchange of knowledge and innovative ideas on the brewing issues concerning Human Rights law in reference to various laws through which every individual has to pass by in their day to day life.
The ultimate objective is to explore the areas of Human Rights law by identifying the niche issues and fostering academic discussions on the same.
- Civil Space & Democracy
- Development and Living in Dignity
- Equality and Non-Discrimination
- Justice & the Rule of Law
- Peace and Security
Authors wishing to contribute their work to the call for blogs by Human Right Law Review should ensure that their submission conforms to the following guidelines:
- Posts should be roughly between 500-1,500 words. If an author would like to submit a longer post, please include a justification for this longer length.
- Posts should have a strong link to human rights law. The topic does not need to be doctrinal, but there should be some reflection of how the piece relates to law and policy, legal implications, lawyering experiences, etc.
- The text and photos of your submission must respect principles of confidentiality. Do not include revealing or identifying information of someone or photos of someone who has not given their consent to be photographed.
- The articles submitted must adhere to a word limit between 500 to 1,500 words and should be analytical in nature.
- References must be hyperlinked within the text of the article with credible online sources. Endnotes to be used in case of unavailability of online sources.
- The content should be original and co-authorship of up to 2 authors is permitted.
- The details of the author(s) should be mentioned in the body of the email including Name, Year of Study (if applicable) and Institution / Organisation of Affiliation.
*Note: The above themes are not exhaustive, the author is free to choose any other topic in the ambit of the theme.
- Posts should be well supported by outside sources. All quotes and statistics should be linked to a source. The number of sources needed will vary by piece, but the more sources the better for bolstering your claims and also directing your viewers to further readings.
- To cite a source, please embed the link onto the relevant word or words to which it refers.
- The post must be entirely your own work. All ideas and information from other sources must be properly cited.
- The blog platform does not allow footnotes. Endnotes should be listed at the bottom of the text as , , etc, and must include all information to identify the source (such as author, title, publication, date, page number).
- Submissions must be in Word format (‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’). Ensure that the title of the document has been renamed to the title of the post.
- The article shall be in Font Times New Roman in Size 12 with double spacing. File name must be in the following format: Topic – Author Name.docx
- The title of the article should be equal or not more than 100 characters.
- Abbreviations of any defined terms used shall be placed inside (parenthesis) at the first occurrence in the manner specified. For example, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”).
- Dates shall be in the following format: January 1, 2021.
- Statutes and legislations must be mentioned by their full name including the year, at the first occurrence. For example, Competition Act 2002.
- When making reference to a particular section/ rule/ article of any law, the first letter should be capitalized. For example, Article 21.
- Emphasis must be indicated by italicising the relevant word or phrase.
- Direct quotations from any judgement or order should be italicised and placed inside “double quotes”. To add emphasis on quoted phrases, the relevant word/ phrase must also be underlined.
- Once we receive your submission, it will be reviewed by our Editorial Team at the HRLR. We will endeavour to post all submissions that conform with the guidelines above. Once the author receive and accept the proposed schedule for publication, they will be required to respond to edits and suggestions made by the Human Right Law Review in a timely manner and to have your final draft ready by the publication date to which they agreed.
- Once published, the HRLR will feature your post on the HRLR’s social media pages.
Terms of Publication
- Re-posting content can be considered from other blogs if that content is particularly timely. If the authors have contributed to another blog and would like to cross-post your piece to the Human Right Law Review Blog, please contact the Editorial Team. They will be responsible for getting the permission of the original blog to do this.
- If an author’s piece is published with us, and they later wish to cross-post your piece elsewhere, they must include a note there indicating that a version of your piece was first published on the Human Right Law Review Blog, and link to your post on our platform accordingly.
- The Best 15 Articles will be published on the website of Human Right of Law Review.
- Authors of Top 3 Article shall receive a Cash Prize of INR 500/-, INR 300/- & INR 200/- + Certificate of Publication (Merit).
- Remaining 12 Authors shall receive a Certificate of Publication.
How to Submit
Send in entries for the call for blogs by Human Rights Law Review at hrlrblogsubmission[at]gmail.com
15th day of Every Month (11:59 am)
For any query, write at humanrightlawreview[at]gmail.com