About the Centre
The Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Rights (‘CASIHR’) is a research centre under the aegis of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (‘RGNUL’). The Centre’s primary objective is to undertake, support and promote advanced study and interdisciplinary research on the emerging trends in human rights and its allied fields.
About the Human Rights Blog
The Human Rights Blog is an egalitarian space welcoming original contributions involving critical interdisciplinary research on human rights developments across the world. It aims to initiate and promote dialogue, discussion, and discourse between various actors and stakeholders in the field of human rights. It intends to provide an accessible forum for timely, relevant, well-researched, and edited scholarly articles. It is based on a contributor-based model.
- The Human Rights Blog seeks submission on a rolling basis on contemporary human rights issues.
- Under exceptional circumstances, the editorial board may accept pieces that revisit important issues which may have gone dormant, if they provide a unique and novel perspective or have renewed scope for discussion.
- The contributions must include niche, high-quality interdisciplinary and legal analysis of human rights issues, case laws, legislation and policy making, and activism.
- High quality and adherence to guidelines are necessary requirements for acceptance.
Guidelines for Authors
They invite and welcome original contributions involving critical interdisciplinary research on human rights developments across the world. The contributions must include niche, high- quality interdisciplinary and legal analysis of human rights issues, case laws, legislation and policy making, and activism. At the same time, under exceptional circumstances, the editorial board may accept pieces which revisit important issues which may have gone dormant, unresearched, provide a unique and novel perspective or have renewed scope for discussion.
They encourage manuscripts that provide policy focus and concrete recommendations, as well as manuscripts that take a local approach to global issues. The Human Rights Blog seeks interesting and innovative analysis and would be delighted to discuss or develop your ideas. Contributors are requested to read the Human Rights Blog’s Submission Guidelines before submitting a proposed blog to us.
Who can write?
Our forum is an egalitarian space and submissions are welcome from students, human right researchers, academicians, practitioners, members of civil society organizations and policymakers. However, high quality and adherence to guidelines are necessary requirements for acceptance.
How to Contribute ?
- The Human Right Blog accepts submissions on a rolling basis from external contributors.
- The submissions will be reviewed and edited by our Editorial Board.
- The word limit for the submission shall be 1000-1500 words accompanied by an abstract of not more than 150 words.
- All word limits are exclusive of end-notes and abstract. T
- he Blog is flexible regarding the word count, depending on the quality of the submission.
- Co-authorship to a maximum of two authors, of the same or different institutions is permissible.
Formatting and Citation Guidelines
The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing. The end-notes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single line spacing. The text alignment should be justified.
Referencing and citations must be put up in the form of in text hyperlinks for internet sources. Endnotes for offline sources shall adhere to any uniform citation format.
How to Submit?
The Human Rights Blog accepts electronic submissions only. All submissions must contain the following:
- Submissions may be emailed to [email protected] under the subject heading “Blog– Submission”.
- The manuscript should be in .doc or .docx format. The manuscript should not contain the name of the author or his/ her institutional affiliation or any other identification mark.
- Along with the manuscript, a separate cover letter in .doc or .docx format has to be attached. The Cover letter should contain the name of the author, professional information, the title of the manuscript, contact information and a declaration stating that the manuscript is an original and a bona fide work of the author(s) and they undertake to grant the copyright of the work to The Human Rights Blog. However, we prefer that declaration should be made in the declaration form.
- Manuscript shall be send along with the declaration form stating that the manuscript is an original and a bona fide work of the author(s) and they undertake to divest the copyright of the work to The Human Rights Blog, if accepted for publication.
- Authors must indicate their academic qualifications including their year of study or degree(s) completed and the name of the university/ institution to which they are affiliated.
- The title of the manuscript should indicate the sub-theme that the author has chosen.
Authors are also requested to read our Editorial Policy before submitting their articles.
In case of any query, feel free to contact us at [email protected].
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