December 1, 2022

Call For Blog

Human Right Law Review is inviting a call for blogs throughout the year discussing human rights issues from students, scholars, human rights professionals, lawyers, journalists and all the members associated with the human rights space.

About Human Right Law Review

Human Right Law Review publishes short pieces on issues in international and domestic human rights law. Human Rights Law and Policy Review is an initiative by the academicians of Amity Law School, Amity University, Kolkata. Through this platform, we desire to provide a space for exchange of knowledge and innovative ideas on the brewing issues concerning Human Rights law in reference to various laws through which every individual has to pass by in there day to day life. The ultimate objective is to explore the areas of Human Rights law by identifying the niche issues and fostering academic discussions on the same.

Content

  • Posts should be roughly between 500-1,500 words. If you would like to submit a longer post, please include a justification for this longer length.
  • Posts should have a strong link to human rights law. The topic does not need to be doctrinal, but there should be some reflection of how the piece relates to law and policy, legal implications, lawyering experiences, etc.
  • The text and photos of your submission must respect principles of confidentiality. Do not include revealing or identifying information of someone or photos of someone who has not given their consent to be photographed.
  • We will consider re-posting your content from other blogs if that content is particularly timely. If you have contributed to another blog and would like to cross-post your piece to the Human Right Law Review Blog, please contact the Editorial Team. You will be responsible for getting the permission of the original blog to do this.
  • If your piece is published with us, and you later wish to cross-post your piece elsewhere, we request that you include a note there indicating that a version of your piece was first published on the Human Right Law Review Blog, and link to your post on our platform accordingly.

Themes

Civil Space & Democracy

  • Civil Space & Human Rights Defender
  • Democracy, Right to Participate and the electoral process
  • Digital space and human rights
  • Freedom of assembly and of association
  • Freedom of expression and opinion

Development and Living in Dignity

  • Business and Human Rights
  • Climate Change & Environment
  • Coercive Measure
  • Education and Cultural Rights
  • Health
  • Land and Housing
  • Poverty, the right to food and social protection
  • Right to development
  • Sustainable development through human rights
  • Water and Sanitization

Equality and Non-Discrimination

  • Albinism
  • Children and Youth
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Indigenous People
  • LGBTI People
  • Migration
  • Minorities
  • Older Person
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • Racism, Xenophobia & Intolerance
  • Gender Equality and Women’s Right

Justice & the Rule of Law

  • Administration of Justice & Law Enforcement
  • Death Penalty
  • Detention
  • Disappearance & Execution
  • Slavery & Trafficking
  • Terrorism & Violent Extremism
  • Torture

 Peace and Security

  • Conflict Prevention, Early Warning & Security
  • Humanitarian Emergencies & Conflict Situation
  • Transitional Justice & Post-Conflict Peacekeeping

*Note: The above theme and sub-themes are not exhaustive, the author is free to choose any other topic in the ambit of the theme.

Sources

  • Posts should be well supported by outside sources. All quotes and statistics should be linked to a source. The number of sources needed will vary by piece, but the more sources the better for bolstering your claims and also directing your viewers to further readings.
  • To cite a source, please embed the link onto the relevant word or words to which it refers.
  • Your post must be entirely your own work. All ideas and information from other sources must be properly cited.
  • The blog platform does not allow footnotes. If you would like to include endnotes at the end of your piece, they should be listed at the bottom of the text as [1], [2], etc., and must include all information to identify the source (such as author, title, publication, date, page number).

Photos

  • Posts must include at least one high-resolution photo, which will be presented as the thumbnail image for the post. You may also want to include other photos throughout the piece, particularly for longer pieces to break up the text.
  • To include a photo, please paste the image in the document at the place in the text which you would like it to appear. Underneath the photo, include a short caption (about one sentence) and the source of the photo. If it is your own photo, list your name. If the image is not your own, please ensure it is public domain, license-free or otherwise authorized for this use.
  • Please also email each photo as an attachment when you send in your submission. This allows us to upload the photo in the highest possible quality.
  • For help finding images, we recommend that you try looking through Unsplash, which offers a selection of high-quality free photos.

Submission Guidelines

Authors wishing to contribute their work to the call for blogs by Human Right Law Review should ensure that their submission conforms to the following guidelines:

  • The articles submitted must adhere to a word limit between 500 to 1,500 words and should be analytical in nature.
  • References must be hyperlinked within the text of the article with credible online sources. Endnotes to be used in case of unavailability of online sources. 
  • The content should be original and co-authorship up to 2 authors is permitted.
  • The details of the author(s) should be mentioned in the body of the email including Name, Year of Study (if applicable) and Institution / Organization of Affiliation.

Formatting Guidelines:

  • The article shall be in Font Times New Roman in Size 12 with double spacing.  File name must be in the following format: Topic – Author Name.docx
  • The title of the article should be equal or not more than 100 characters.
  • Abbreviations of any defined terms used shall be placed inside (parenthesis) at the first occurrence in the manner specified. For example, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”).
  • Cases should be cited in italics using the full name of the parties along with the full citation in the first instance. If used as a defined term, it should be made bold, italicized and placed inside (parenthesis) at the first occurrence. Thereafter, the defined term should continue to be used in italics. For example, ABC v Union of India (“ABC’).​
  • Dates shall be in the following format: January 1, 2021.
  • Statutes and legislations must be mentioned by their full name including the year, at the first occurrence. For example, Competition Act 2002.
  • When making reference to a particular section/ rule/ article of any law, first letter should be capitalized. For example, Article 21. 
  • Emphasis must be indicated by italicizing the relevant word or phrase. 
  • Direct quotations from any judgement or order should be italicized and placed inside “double quotes”. To add emphasis on quoted phrases, the relevant word/ phrase must also be underlined.

Author Information

  • Authors of accepted submissions will be listed on a Blog. Please submit a short bio and a headshot photo. If you do not want your photo to be included, please let us know. Your short bio will also be included at the bottom of your post.
  • The HRLR features each blog post on the HRLR’s social media pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. If you have accounts on these platforms and would like us to tag you in the posts, please share your social media handles with us.

Timeline

  • Once we receive your submission, it will be reviewed by our Editorial Team at the HRLR. We will endeavor to post all submissions that conform with the guidelines above. Once you receive and accept the proposed schedule for publication, you will be required to respond to edits and suggestions made by the HRLR in a timely manner and to have your final draft ready by the publication date to which you agreed.
  • Once published, the HRLR will feature your post on the HRLR’s social media pages. We highly encourage you to also share it with your social networks.

Rewards

  • The Best 15 Articles will be published on the website of Human Right of Law Review.
  • Authors of Top 3 Article shall receive a Cash Prize of Rs. 500/-, Rs. 300/- & Rs. 200/- + Certificate of Publication (Merit).
  • Remaining 12 Authors shall receive a Certificate of Publication.

Submission Format

  • Submissions must be in Word format (‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’). Ensure that the title of the document has been renamed to the title of the post.

Submission Deadline

  • 15th of Every Month (11:59 am)
  • Send in your entries at hrlrblogsubmission@gmail.com

Contact Details

  • For any query, write to us at humanrightlawreview[at]gmail.com