Call for Blogs: RGNUL’s Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution: Submissions on a Rolling Basis

The Editorial Board of the Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, RGNUL (CADR-RGNUL) invites blog posts from legal practitioners, academics, research fellows, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

About the University

The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law is a National Law University located in Patiala, Punjab, India. It was established in 2006 by the Punjab Government as a university dedicated to the field of Legal Education.

About the Centre 

The Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, RGNUL (CADR-RGNUL) was established in the year 2018 as a Centre dedicated to research and capacity-building in ADR. One of the foremost aims was to fill voids that plague existing literature and bridge the often daunting gap between the academia and practicalities of a career in ADR.

About the CADR Blog 

The CADR Blog is aimed at integrating insights from the professional and the academic world. To that extent, the Blog publishes articles on contemporary issues plaguing and developing in ADR.

Call for Articles

The CADR Blog runs on a rolling basis and accepts articles for submission throughout the year.  After an overwhelming response to the previous Call for Blogs, CADR is pleased to invite submissions on all topics related to ADR in the form of articles and case comments.

Themes

1. Arbitration

1.1 EU-UK Trade Cooperation Agreement: Investment protection and the absence of ISDS mechanism
1.2 Future of Intra-EU Investment Protection after termination of Intra-EU BITs
1.3 Multi-Tiered Dispute Resolution Clauses: Practical and Jurisdictional issues
1.4 Anti-Suit Injunctions: The position in India and Abroad
1.5 Analysis of Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021
1.6 Bhaven Construction case: A Step in the Right Direction to Limit Judicial Intervention
1.7 Future of Emergency Arbitration in India
1.8 Analysing Arbitrability of Tenancy Disputes in light of Vidya Drolia Case

2. Online Dispute Resolution
2.1 Issues Surrounding Enforceability of Online Arbitration Award
2.2 Online Dispute Resolution: Uncovering the Gap between Developed Countries and Under- Developed Countries
2.3 Analysing the ODR Policy Plan for India
2.4 Mapping the Future of ODR Post COVID-19

3. Mediation
3.1 Investor-State Mediation
3.2 Potential Role of Mediation in Farmers’ Protests

General Submission Guidelines

  1. Co-authorship is limited to a maximum of two authors.
  2. All submissions must be in Times New Roman, font size 12, and Spacing 1.5.
  3. Word limit for all submissions is between 800 – 2500 words. This stipulation is, however, flexible at the Editor’s discretion in exceptional cases.
  4. All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number, and email address for future reference.
  5. All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format.
  6. The submissions must be original, unpublished, and an outcome of the author’s own efforts.  The authors must also include a declaration as to the bona fides of their submission in their email. A sample declaration to that effect can be: “The article is an original work of the author(s). I(We) certify that my(our) submission is original, has not been published elsewhere, and is not under review or consideration elsewhere.
  7. Authors must acknowledge and give due reference to any source. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited, and articles found to be plagiarized will not be considered for publication.
  8. On submission, authors shall be deemed to have divested the copyright to CADR. However, all moral rights shall vest with the author(s).

For a detailed elaboration of the manner of content the Editorial Board is looking for, please refer to the CADR Blog Submission Guidelines here.

Citation Format

In keeping with the informal tenor of Blog posts, unlike research articles, we prefer hyperlinks over footnotes and endnotes. Use of footnotes/endnotes should be limited to offline sources only. We request the authors to use “The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation” (20th Ed.) for the same.

Submission Deadline

The blogs are invited on a rolling basis. All submissions must be emailed to submissions.cadr@rgnul.ac.in with the subject “Submission for CADR Blog: [Name of Article]”.

Contact Details

For any queries, please contact the Editorial Board at submissions.cadr@rgnul.ac.in.

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