Call for Chapters: Edited Book on Understanding Human Rights in International Trade and Global Supply Chains: Submit Abstract by June 30

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About the Editors

Diana Hanchak is a corporate and international trade law lawyer & holds LLM in International Trade Law from the University of Turin, Italy & a Masters in International Law from the T.Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine.
Her areas of research and practice are international trade law and business, due diligence and business & human rights and has spent 7 years working in various capacities in law firms in Ukraine, UAE and Austria.

Srishti Singh is currently a Doctoral Fellow at Department of International Law, United Nation’s University for Peace, Costa Rica. She has earned her LL.M in International trade law from University of Turin, Italy and has worked at Supreme Court of India & taught at a law school in India before moving to her current position. Her research interests are labour standards, international trade and business and human rights.

Concept Note

The way we live and do business has undergone huge change in the past few decades. International outsourcing has become pillar of modern economy with complex supply chains becoming order of the day and operating in almost all parts of the world. While there is no doubt that globalization and trade has helped millions rise out of poverty, it has its negative side too. With the trade and business becoming more and more complex with every passing year, it has become very difficult to regulate or monitor it.

The current model of trade is, directly and indirectly, adding to the exploitation and vulnerability of workers and other marginalised sections as most of the trade can be linked back to supply chains which in their turn have their business model entrenched in highly competitive, low-cost markets to keep costs low and profit margins high.

These issues are further complicated by the proliferation of efforts to regulate them being made at both domestic and international level. Through this book, the authors intend to document and analyse various human rights issues in international trade and supply chains and also discuss the role being played by various stakeholders in addressing the pressing issues.

About the Book

Understanding Human Rights in International Trade and Global Supply Chains: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

  • International trade and Human rights: An unfinished debate
  • International trade and labour standards
  • International trade and Child labour standards
  • Role of trade in promoting gender equality
  • Role of EU and USA in promoting human rights and labour standards through trade agreements
  • Recognizing the rights of Indigenous people in international trade
  • International Trade & Food security
  • Relevance of WTO in today’s global scenario
  • Human rights and violation in global supply chains
  • Role of ILO in promoting and protecting the rights of workers in global supply chains
  • United Nations Guiding Principles and their impact on supply chains
  • UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights
  • Voluntary initiatives to protect human rights in supply chains
  • Hard law versus Soft law debate in promoting human rights in supply chains
  • Towards mandatory human rights due diligence in supply chains

Please Note: The topics mentioned here are not exhaustive and contributors may also contribute to other topics related to the broad theme.

Submission Guidelines

  • The work submitted shall be the original and unpublished work of the author. The plagiarism level must be less than 15%.
  • Word Limit (Exclusive of Footnotes): 5000-8000 Words
  • Citation: The Citation style should be in consonance with Bluebook, 20th Edition.
  • The body of the paper shall be: Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12, Line Spacing: 1.5
  • Citations Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 10 and Line Spacing: 1
    Headings should be Bold, in Capitals, Size 14, centre-aligned.

Submission Procedure

  • All submissions shall be sent through email at:  in Microsoft Word (.doc or.docx) format.
  • The author must send in the cover letter in the body of the email, which must contain all the relevant details: (Name of the author(s), Designation, Name of College/University/Institution, Phone Number and Email ID).
  • Co-Authorship is limited up to two only.
  • An abstract of 500 words shall be sent via email latest by 30th June 2021. 
  • The last date for submission of the final paper is 31st August 2021.
  • The decision of the Editorial Committee shall be final and binding.


The book shall be published with a reputed national/international publisher.

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