Call for Papers: Nirma University’s Online Journal of Int’l Humanitarian & Human Rights Law: Submit by Dec 20

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The Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, a research centre at Institute of Law, Nirma University is pleased to announce the launch of the first online “Journal of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law”.


International Humanitarian law deals with multi-disciplinary issues and with the aim to achieve its objectives, the Centre strives to provide a platform to academicians, practitioners, researchers, students and other stakeholders in the field to deliberate and generate a cross current of ideas on emerging matters and provide solutions to pertinent issues on this multifarious branch of law.

The “Journal of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law” is a bi-annual, peer reviewed online journal.


1. The applicability and ramifications for International humanitarian law in Syria and Iraq

2. Human rights violations in the Conflict in Iraq and Syria

3. Targeting cultural property as a specific method of warfare (for e.g. by IS in Syria and Iraq and by jihadist groups in Mali)

4. The annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation: Interaction between State sovereignty, self-determination and IHL, in particular the rules on occupation.

5. Situation of Human Rights in Yemen

6. Syrian Crisis and European Refugee Crisis

7. Challenges in enforcement and accountability for violation of IHL and HR in South Asian Countries

For the First edition, genuine, original and unpublished submissions are invited under the following heads

1. Articles (5,0007,000 words): The article must contain a comprehensive study of the existing law, indicating the lacunae therein, and an attempt to suggest possible changes to the lacunae.

2. Essays (3,0005,000 words): The essay must be considerably more concise than articles, in terms of scope and conceptualization and deal with a specific issue with arguments for or/and against the existing scenario.

3. Case Comments/analysis (2,0004,000 words): Case comments must contain an in-depth analysis of any recent/landmark judicial pronouncement or any recent legislation or bill before the Parliament or State Legislature relating to the above themes, with a discussion on the views expressed and the opinions of the author. (Kindly note that the word limits are exclusive of footnotes)

The soft copy of the contribution, as attachments in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx), must be sent to with the subject of the mail “Submission”.


20th December, 2015

Submission Guidelines

1. General format: Manuscripts should be in pt. 12, Times New Roman, 1.5 Line Spacing. The footnotes should be in pt. 10, Times New Roman, Single Line Spacing.

2. Citation Format: The citation should strictly conform to the rules in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.)

3. Abstract: Every submission should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words describing the relevant conclusions drawn in the manuscript.

4. Cover Letter: A separate cover letter with biographical information of the authors must also be attached including the following details: Name, E mail address, university affiliation, contact details, title and theme of the submission.

5. Co-authorship: The maximum number of authors for Articles and Essays is two while for case comments/Analysis is one.

6. Contributions Evaluation / Review Process: The contributions submitted must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

The contributions shall be evaluated on the basis of originality, innovativeness, conceptual clarity and technical correctness. Authors shall solely be responsible for the accuracy of statements in the article.

Any unacknowledged reference in the contribution shall amount to plagiarism and would lead to outright rejection.

Also, the contributions presented to and accepted for publication therein shall be the intellectual property of the Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, Institute of Law, Nirma University.

Indemnification: Authors submitting their manuscripts warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright, infringement of proprietary right, invasion of privacy, or libel and will indemnify, defend, and hold the Journal or sponsor(s) harmless from any damages, expenses, and costs against any breach of such warranty.

The journal shall be published with ISSN No. and a soft copy of the journal as well as a certificate of publication shall be given to each selected author.

For further details, contact: 

Ayushi Kalyan, Student Chairperson, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Centre, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Ph- +91 8511318047

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