Call for Submissions by The Human Rights Society Blog of JGLS: Rolling Submissions


The Human Rights Society Blog of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) is inviting submissions by way of a Call for Submissions, over vital issues pertaining to peace, conflict and human rights crises across the world. 

About the Blog

The HRS Blog is a student-edited blog that aims to initiate discussions on social forums that will help us in moving a step towards the development of substantive equality. We have established a space where students, academicians, and practitioners of law can voice and share their informed opinions about human rights and their violations.

This initiative has been established under the guidance of our exemplary Advisory Board comprising Professor Ajita Sharma, Peter John and Rachana Mudraboyina.  

Call for Submissions

The HRS Blog welcomes submissions for case commentaries, issue briefs, research articles, opinion pieces, fictional narratives and book/film reviews to engage in dialogue over vital issues pertaining to peace, conflict and human rights crisis across the world. 

Submission Categories and Word Limits

  • Case Commentaries: 500-1000 words
  • Issue Briefs: 1500- 2000 words
  • Research Articles: 1500-2000 words
  • Book/Film Reviews: 500-1000 words
  • Opinion Pieces: 1000-1200 words
  • Fictional narratives: 500-1000 words

The word limit may be flexible depending on the quality of the submission.

It is to be noted that the categories are not exhaustive in nature. The blog invite submissions under the broad purview of human rights, its violations, and related issues. However, it is advised that the submissions comprise a legal review of the subject matter.

General Submission Guidelines

  • The nature of submissions may be analytical or descriptive. However, it is strongly advised that the nature of submission be of an analytical nature.
  • The submission should be in Garamond Font only.
  • The main text should be in font size 12 and endnotes in font size 10.
  • All paragraphs must begin with a 0.5-inch indent and the text should be double spaced and justified.
  • The author should ensure that there are no page borders, page numbers, designs and nothing is mentioned on headers and footers.
  • Co-Authorship is allowed to a maximum of 2 authors.


  • All references to sources must only be as hyperlinks. However, sources which cannot be found online should be referenced as endnotes in Bluebook format, 20th Edition.
  • All hyperlinks must be underlined and in black. Quotes, if used verbatim, should be in inverted commas and in italics.
  • Speaking endnotes are not allowed.
  • A maximum of 32 percent of the piece can be hyperlinked/included in endnotes. Plagiarism exceeding the prescribed limit shall not be considered for publication.


  • The authors are advised to accompany each piece with two-three keywords.
  • The keywords would be the ones which help segregating the focus area within the human rights framework. For instance, if the topic of the paper is Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Myanmar, the keywords could be- Myanmar refugee crisis, international human rights, international refugee law and protection, etc.

How to Submit?

  • Each submission must be accompanied by a 100-200 word abstract.
  • The submission must be via Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format only.
  • The name of the word file has to be the title of the manuscript.
  • The manuscript must not contain the name of the authors or any other details relating to their identity.
  • The author(s) are requested to provide a short bio of themselves in the email body only.
  • All script submissions along with their abstracts should be made to

To know more, refer to the website of the blog.

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