Call for Papers: Book on Fundamental Rights & Policy Implications; Submit by July 1

In the past six decades, Fundamental Rights guaranteed under Part III of our Constitution have been expanded in the light of Directive Principles by the Supreme Court.

Thereby, several socio-economic rights were recognised as Fundamental Rights. At times, the Supreme Court even took up the task of enforcing these rights. Recognition of new socio-economic rights by the Judiciary has paved the way for the Parliament to pass specific legislations for the enforcement of these socio-economic rights.

Research papers are invited from advocates, academicians, researchers and law students on the broad theme of “Fundamental Rights and Policy Implications.”

Authors are expected to choose a “specific right” and explore the International Conventions, Constitutional status, legislations and policy framework relating to the right along with a critical analysis of the issues. We are expecting the citations to be in Standard Indian Legal Citation (SILC).


Right to food
Right to know – new dimensions
Privacy rights in digital era
Rights of minority groups
Rights of the socially excluded groups
Rights of LGBT
Constitutional rights and Social Media
Various rights implicit in right to life
Constitutional morality
Right to self determination
Right to education and private educational institutions
Rights of arrested persons and prisoners
Religious rights versus abolition of untouchability
Corruption and accountability
Right to employment
Right to housing
Environmental rights
Hate speech versus freedom of speech
Election reforms
Freedom of expression versus public order
Rights of women and children
Rights of IT and ITeS employees
Reforms in legal aid – comparative study with USA
Any other related themes


Word limit: 2,000-3,000 words (papers beyond this word limit can be discussed with the editors)
Font: Garamond, 12 pt
Line Spacing: Single
Headings should be in upper case, bold
Sub-headings should be in title-case, bold
Citation style: Standard Indian Legal Citation (SILC) available at
Co-authorship of up to two authors is allowed
British English is to be used.
Format of the manuscript file: *.doc
Manuscripts should contain the name(s) of the author(s)
Author’s full name, institutional affiliation / designation, postal address, email and phone number should be provided in a covering letter.
Manuscripts along with covering letters should be emailed to

Submission procedure

Title of the paper with an abstract no more than 150 words explaining the objective and scope of the paper should be emailed by July 1st, 2014.

On approval of the abstracts, full papers should be sent by August 20th, 2014.

After the submission of full papers, a review committee will blind review the manuscripts and those papers meeting the quality criteria will be accepted for publication in the book with ISBN.

The authors will be required to incorporate the changes suggested by the review committee during the review process.

Important dates

Last date for submission of abstracts: July 1st, 2014
Last date for submission of full papers: August 20th, 2014

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