Concept Note:

We live in an extremely turbulent time. The threat to security of life and livelihood are at an unprecedented scale and the need for ‘social security’ is at its maximum. According to International Labour Organisation (ILO), Social Security means the protection that a society provides to individuals and households to ensure access to health care and to guarantee income security, particularly in cases of old age, unemployment, sickness, invalidity, work injury, maternity or loss of a breadwinner. With a view of achieving this security ILO has introduced various instruments, most of which India is a party to. Apart from this the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights asserts that social security is an inalienable human right. The same is reiterated in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and
Cultural Rights of 1966. In spite of the existence of these documents, the reality is very bleak. Only 20% of the world population i.e. one in five person is adequately covered with social security benefits. More than half of the world’s population lacks any kind of social security benefit. In middle income countries the percentage of population covered under such schemes
range from 20% to 60% only. Social security has always been a primary focus area of various plans and policies of Government of India since independence leading to the enactment of the Code on Social Security, 2020. In spite of this the reality in India is not much different from the rest of the
developing middle income countries. One of the major reasons for this is that the majority of the work force is employed in unorganized sectors. This coupled with the current scenario of the pandemic has made social security one of the most needed measures of the era.
In this backdrop, our effort is to bring the discussions and debates regarding legal protection to the concept of social security to the forefront. We request you to take this opportunity to share your thoughts, experience and analysis on the various issues related to laws on social security.

Call for Chapters:

The aim of this book is to rejuvenate the discussion on laws related to Social Security and add well researched views to the existing debates. We would be highly obliged if you could contribute a legal paper in any of the topics mentioned below or its allied areas.

The topics are:

  •  Legal and Constitutional Background ofSocial security
  •  Social Security and Justice
  •  Law relating to Pension and other retirement benefits
  •  Health and maternity benefits under human rights law
  •  Insurance Laws & Social Security
  •  Gratuity Laws & Social Security
  •  Women and Social Security Legislations
  •  Children and Social security Legislations
  •  Impact of COVID 19and Social Security Legislations
  •  Senior citizens and social security laws
  •  Differently–abled persons and social security laws
  •  Rights ofInter State Migrant workers
  •  Unorganized sector and social security
  •  Farmers and social security legislations
  •  Domestic workers and social security
  •  International Labour Standards on Social Security

The list is not exhaustive and papers on issues related to these are also entertained.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The Research Article may be between 4500 and 8,000 words including footnotes.
  • Details about the author(s), including qualifications and institutional affiliations, if any, are to be mentioned in the covering letter. Co-authorship (up to 2 authors) is permitted.
  • Only original and un-plagiarised work needs to be submitted. The plagiarism level must be less than 10 %.
  • The research paper must be accompanied by an abstract of 300–500 words.
  • A uniform mode of citation i.e. OSCOLA must be followed throughout the work.
  • The submissions received would be reviewed by the panel of Editors to determine whether the subject matter is within the scope of the topic and assess the quality of the manuscript.
  • The Book will be published by the publisher of repute with ISBN No.
  • Last Date for Receipt of the book Chapter is December 25th, 2020.
  • All submissions are to be made via e-mail as MS word documents at:

We are sure with your kind cooperation and support, we will complete this work successfully within the prescribed time limit by producing a high quality book with the above said title.

Contact Details of Editors:

Dr. Aneesh V. Pillai, Assistant Professor, School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, Mob. 8606558242
Arathi Ashok,Assistant Professor, School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, Mob. 9847982918

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