Call for Papers: Edited Book on “Contemporary Issues and Challenges in International Law: An Asian Perspective”: Submit by 31st October, 2022

About the Book

International Law is understood to be a law applicable among all the states in equal measure in their relations with each other. As Oppenheim, in its latest edition, declares: “International law does not recognize any distinctions in the membership of the international community based on religious, geographical or cultural differences.”

But although modern international law is now recognized as universally applicable to all states and all new entities, as soon as they emerge as independent states, whether members of the United Nations or not, are accepted as members of the ever-expanding international society and are bound by its rules and seek its protection, this is only a recent phenomenon not older than the United Nations itself.

When we look at international law from a historical perspective, especially in the context of the role of Asian and even African countries in its origin and development, there are several questions which have been raised but not satisfactorily answered. Like, most of the European countries had entered into trade and commerce relations with Asian countries, especially with India and East Indies. But most European international lawyers talk about the development of international law without any reference to Asian states or their role in its development.

The present book would try to answer these questions satisfactorily and discuss some contemporary issues having geo-political significance.

About the Editors

Mr. Gururaj Devarhubli is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad. He has teaching experience of more than 2 years in institutions like Parul Institute of Law, Parul University, Vadodara, and Anand College of Legal Studies, Anand. He has completed Master in Law in the specialization of Intellectual Property Laws from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.

He has published several Research Articles in reputed International and National Journals and also presented Research Papers in International and National Conferences and Seminars. He has also published a book titled ‘Animal Laws in India’ published by Lambert Academic Publishing. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.

Ms. Samiksha Gupta is working as a Legal Researcher to Hon’ble Justice Dinesh Mehta at the Rajasthan High Court, Jodhpur. She has completed B.B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, and an LL.M. in Transnational Crime and Justice from the University for Peace – United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, Italy.

She has published multiple research papers and book chapters in reputed National journals. She writes blogs on contemporary child rights issues.

She is the Founder and Managing Editor of Leagle Samiksha, a platform dedicated to initiating conversations around International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. She has been a Visiting Professor at Symbiosis Law School, Pune and teaches specialized online courses on International Criminal Law.


The Chapters may be submitted on the following topics:

  • International Trade Law – Relations of Asian Countries within themselves, Trade Relations of Asia with the rest of the world, Indo-China Relations
  • International Humanitarian Law, Peace and Sustainable Development – Ongoing Conflicts in Asian Region, Political Instability, Change of regimes and coups, Strength of Sovereignty and Democracy in Asian Continent
  • Intellectual Property – Access to technology for the Developing World, Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Communities, IP and conflict with equitable healthcare
  • Human Rights Regime – Freedom of Expression in Asian Democracies, Migration and Refugees, Rights of Women in Military-Ruled Countries,
  • Cyber Security – Safeguarding national security interests online, Cyber Warfare, Cyber Laws and Privacy Regulations, Cyber Laws and Transnational Crime
  • Environment – Cross-border Smuggling of Wildlife and Natural resources, Climate Change and Contribution of Asia, Climate Change impacting sovereignty of sinking islands in Asia.

This list is just illustrative and not exhaustive. Researchers are welcomed for papers on any topic which is related to the core theme.


  • Articles of length: 3000-5000 words (exclusive of footnotes; however, speaking footnotes must be limited to 50 words); articles exceeding the word limit may be considered on merit.
    • Short Notes (between 1500 and 5000 words)
    • Book Reviews/Case Comments (minimum of 1500 words)
    • Longer submissions may be considered based on merit.
  • Submissions are to be made only in electronic form and must be sent only through this Google Form Link:   
  • Please note that any submissions made through the mail will not be considered.
  • The last date for submissions is 31st October 2022 (Monday).
  • By submitting an article, the author undertakes that the article is an original work and has not been submitted, accepted, or published elsewhere.
  • Plagiarism will result in summary rejection of the submission. Plagiarism limit- 15%.
  • Co-authorship is allowed for a maximum of two authors.

Formatting Guidelines

  • All submissions must follow the Bluebook (20th Edition) style of citation; non-conformity will be a ground for rejection.
    • Submissions must be in Times New Roman font, with size 12 and line spacing 1.5.
    • All footnotes must be in Times New Roman font, with size 10 and line spacing 1.
    • Submissions must be made in .doc/.docx formats only.
  • The documents must not contain any identification markers. Eg: Name of the author after the title, Author as recognized by Word, or any other metadata.
  • The receipt of submission will be intimated to the authors within two weeks of submission.

Publication Details

The edited book would be published by Satyam Law International, Delhi. There would be no publication charges.

Contact Information

For clarifications, contact us on: [email protected] or Mobile:

Mr. Gururaj Devarhubli: +91 98989 04046

Ms. Samiksha Gupta: +91 91720 60387

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