JOURNAL OF LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY [JLPP] 2017
Special Issue on ‘Uniform Civil Code’
JLPP is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary Journal, published by the National Law School of India
University, Bengaluru. JLPP aims to be a forum that encourages and engages students, Academicians,
Administrators, Practitioners and Research Scholars to come together for the cause of continuing Legal
education, with special focus on law and public policy.
The Editorial Board of the Journal consists of:
Prof.(Dr.) R. Venkata Rao – Patron-in-Chief
Prof. (Dr.) Sairam Bhat – Chief Editor
Call for Papers Special Issue on Uniform Civil Code
Article 44 of the Constitution of India provides that; “The state shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a
uniform civil code throughout the territory of India”. In the landmark Shah Bano case, the Supreme
Court regretted that Article 44 of the Constitution of India in relation to bringing of Uniform Civil Code
in India remained a dead letter and held that a common civil code will help the cause of national
integration by removing disparate loyalties to laws which have conflicting ideologies. Recently, the Law
Commission examined the implications of implementing uniform civil code, thereby resurfacing the
debate on whether the constitutional mandate under the Directive Principles of State Policy should be
made a reality. It has been argued that the personal laws should be replaced and a code on marriage,
divorce, succession, custody, adoption and maintenance should be common, governing every citizen.
The JLPP solicits submissions for its fourth issue to be launched in June 2017. Original unpublished
research papers are invited in the area of Uniform Civil Code and any of the following sub themes;
Common civil code/law v/s Uniform civil code; Uniform civil code: from status to contracts; Uniformity
or pluralism; UCC, Constitution of India and Constitutionalism; UCC, Multi culturalism and secularism;
The Jurisprudence on Uniform Civil Code; Uniform Civil Code and conflict of Personal Laws; UCC and
Human Rights; Gender equality and family law; Uniform Civil Code in Comparative International Law;
and any other related themes.
The author/s can make submissions under the following heads:
1. Scholarly articles and research Papers (5000-8000 words, inclusive of
2. Short Articles (3000 -5000 words, inclusive of footnotes).
3. Case Comments, Legislative Briefs, Law Commission report/review and book review (1500-2500
words, inclusive of footnotes).
4. Book Review
The deadline for accepting submissions is March 31st, 2017. Submissions are to be made only in
electronic form. The same may be e-mailed to email@example.com (in MS Word format) along with a
covering letter addressed to Dr.Sairam Bhat (Coordinator & Chief Editor, Journal of Law and Public
Policy,(2017). The covering letter should include the author’s contact information and a short abstract
that outlines the main
or themes addressed in the paper. All submissions will go through an
initial round of review by the editorial board and the selected pieces will subsequently be sent for peer-
review before finalization for publication. We encourage potential contributors to adhere to
a uniform mode of citation throughout the whole work.https://www.nls.ac.in/resources/year2017/JLPPucc2017.pdf