Call for Chapters: Dr. Manoj Kumar & Dr. Vikas Bhati ‘s Book on Health Laws and Policies in India: Submit by Oct 31

About the Editors

Dr. Manoj Kumar and Dr. Vikas Bhati are Assistant Professors at Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University Lucknow. They are inviting contributors to submit chapters for their book on Health Laws and Policies in India.

Health is crucial and central for every human being and thus is a subject of continual interest for all. Health Law is a discipline that is attracting an increasing amount of scholarly attention. It has several contours, constitutional, human rights, and many more. Starting from the constitutional roots enshrined in the Constitution of India, particularly, under its Article 21 it is also recognized as a basic human right by several international agreements.

Health policies are crucial for the well being of any nation and its citizenry and in particular the vulnerable groups like women, children particularly infants, disabled, mental health patients, old age group, patients of leprosy, HIV/AIDS and others which require special care and attention.

Themes (with some illustrative sub-themes)

  • The under-mentioned themes are not exhaustive and contributors may also contribute works relevant to the broad area.
  • Constitutional Aspects (Part III, IV of the Constitution of India, Role of Union and State Legislature and relevant Judgements of the Supreme Court and High Courts);
  • Human Rights Aspects (Focus on Health as Human Right issue with discussion on UDHR, ICESCR, WHO, Convention on Child Rights, CEDAW, Rights of Disabled, and Passive Euthanasia Judgment amongst others);
  • Health Policies (like AAYUSHMAN, AYUSH, Drug Control and Pricing Medical Council of India, Import/Export Regulation of medicines and implants. NRHM, Policies like Mohalla Clinic, Family Planning and Welfare, Vaccination among others);
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Health, Issues of Access and Pricing of medicines, Generic Medicines;
  • Traditional Knowledge and Healing;
  • Medical Negligence and Consumer Protection Laws, Issues of Spurious Medicines;
  • Health Law and Policies for Disabled, Mental Health, Infants and Old Age persons;
  • Insurance Law and Health;
  • Health, Environment and Pollution, Issues like Mobile Tower and Fire Crackers;
  • PCPNDT and MTP Act;
  • Patients Right to consent and privacy;
  • Human Transplantation of Organ’s Act;
  • Reproductive Rights;
  • Clinical Trials;
  • Occupational Hazard and Health;
  • Data Exclusivity and Health;
  • Drugs and Cosmetics Act: Critical Analysis;
  • Food Safety and Right to Health, GM Crops;
  • Johnson’s & Johnson’s Case Study in the prism of right to health
  • Mediation in the Medical Sector;
  • Rights of HIV/AIDS Patient.

Submission Procedure

Contributors are invited to submit on or before October 31, 2019, an abstract of not less than 800 words clearly explaining the topic, methodology and objectives of the proposed paper to healthlaw2020[at]

Authors will be notified by November 5, 2019, about the status of their proposals. Full papers are expected to be submitted by or before November 30, 2019, as per the guidelines.

All manuscripts will be accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.


This book is scheduled to be published by Reputed International/National Publisher with an ISBN number.

Important Dates

  • October 31, 2019: Abstract Submission Deadline
  • There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts. This publication is anticipated to be released in March 2020.
  • October 31, 2019: Notification of Acceptance of Abstract
  • November 30, 2019: Full Paper Submission
  • December 15, 2019: Review Results Returned
  • January 15, 2020: Final Chapter Submission
  • January 25, 2020: Final Acceptance Notification

Publication Guidelines

  1. Contributors please carefully note and follow the guidelines below as you write. Any manuscript not meeting these guidelines will be returned to the author(s) for correction, which may cause significant delays in the publication process.
  2. Word Count for the book chapter- 4000 to 8000 (excluding footnotes)
  3. Only ORIGINAL submissions will be accepted for publication. Manuscripts may not have been previously published or be submitted for publication elsewhere.
  4. Manuscripts should be submitted in Times New Roman, with font size 12, line spacing 1.5’; justified, with sufficient margins of 1.5’ to the left and 1.0’ on all sides. Manuscripts can be in the form of articles. ‘Article’ refers to a comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues related to the theme.
  5. Co-authorship is permitted but there can be a maximum of two authors.
  6. Footnotes should be numbered sequentially in Indian Law Institute Mode of Citation or Harvard Bluebook 19th Edition style.
  7. The Papers shall go through strict plagiarism check and the plagiarism shall not be more than the permitted limit by the University Grant Commission Rules.

Contact Details

E-mail: healthlaw2020[at] 

Mobile number: +91-8429457581, 9891601151

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