Call for Papers: The NLIU CRIL e-Journal [Vol 2]: Submit by Feb 16, 2020

About the Organisation

National Law Institute University is a law school and centre for research located in Bhopal, India. Established in 1997 by the State of Madhya Pradesh, it is one of the first three law schools to have been established under the National Law School system.

The Centre for Research in International Law (CRIL) is a student-run body at National Law Institute University, Bhopal, which was established with an aim to increase awareness of international law and policy among students.

About the Journal

The Board of Editors of the NLIU CRIL e-Journal is pleased to invite original and unpublished manuscripts for publication in Volume 2 of the Journal.

The NLIU CRIL e-Journal is coming out with its second volume with a tentative publication date of March 2020. The Journal is an online journal which publishes scholarly articles in the field of international law. It seeks to secure collaboration between students, research scholars and professionals interested in international law, from all over the world.

The previous volume featured articles covering a diverse array of themes ranging from international criminal and humanitarian law to trade law and state responsibility.


The NLIU CRIL e-journal aims to serve as a platform for discourse on various contemporary international law issues having a trans-jurisdictional impact. The mandate of the Journal thus includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Public International Law
  2. International Criminal Law
  3. International Trade Law
  4. Refugee Law
  5. International Humanitarian Law
  6. International Human Rights Law

Guidelines for Submissions

  1. The Journal shall accept articles with a word limit of 5000-8000 words, including footnotes.
  2. The deadline for sending submissions for the forthcoming volume is February 16, 2020.
  3. Submissions must be made in the electronic form to cril.ejournal[at] under the subject heading ‘NLIU CRIL Vol. 2 | Submission’.
  4. All submissions must be in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx), with Garamond font (Main text: size 12 and double spaced, footnotes: size 10 and single-spaced).
  5. All manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter with the name(s) of the author(s), institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript and contact information.
  6. An abstract of not more than 250 words shall be provided.
  7. Co-authorship (up to 2 authors) is permitted.
  8. No biographical information or references, including the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s) and acknowledgements should be included in the text of the manuscript, file name or document properties. All such information may be incorporated in the covering letter accompanying the manuscripts.
  9. The NLIU CRIL e-Journal uses only footnotes (and not endnotes) as a method of citation. Submissions must conform to Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015, 20th ed.).
  10. Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties.
  11. Submissions made to NLIU CRIL e-Journal shall be on an exclusive basis and must not be concurrently under consideration by any other publication.

Important Dates

The final deadline for submitting articles for consideration is 16th February 2020.This means that articles can be submitted to us anytime before this date.

The authors shall be notified if their manuscripts have cleared the internal review stage and moved on to the Peer Review stage (which shall take place in the month of March 2020).

Contact Information

E-mail: cril[at]

Nidhi Kulkarni (Mobile number: +91 9167118188)

Saara Mehta (Mobile number: +91 9871027256)

The website link is here.

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