Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) is going to organize the 18th
Human Rights Summer School (HRSS) on ‘Human Rights and Women’ in late
September, 2017. Carrying forward the legacy of HRSS, ELCOP has initiated efforts for the 18th
HRSS Publication. In this connection, ELCOP will publish its ELCOP Yearbook of Human
Rights (2017) dedicated to focus on women.
In view of the above, ELCOP hereby invites the interested authors to submit manuscripts for
the upcoming issue of ELCOP Yearbook of Human Rights (2017). Acceptance of
manuscript is subject to peer-review process and editorial discretion. Manuscripts should be
between 5,000 and 8000 words (including figures and tables, but excluding the footnotes) and
written in English.
We cordially welcome scholarly writings from academicians, practicing lawyers, judges, human
rights activist, and NGO activist. We also have a separate section at the end of the journal
exclusively reserved for the law students to encourage the young student researchers.
For ages, women have been subjected to discrimination and violence by their male counterparts
almost in all societies that today claim themselves as civilized. Even toady, the dignity of woman
as a human being, whether in family, workplace, or in community, has not been fully recognized
let alone their contributions. Realizing the need to ensure equality between men and women for
overall development and welfare of mankind, international community has agreed and installed a
number of human rights conventions or treaties that generally and categorically address women’s
In Bangladesh, political commitments, societal consciousness, religious viewpoints, economic
realities seem to be at odds when it comes to the issue of human rights of women despite fact
that Bangladesh is not only a party to a number of human rights treaties that address rights of
women, but also the Constitution of Bangladesh enjoin on the government to make special
provision, adopt special measures in favour of women. Therefore, the aim of the 18th HRSS
would be to provide a springboard for discussing and debating conventional and contemporary
issues challenging the protection of women’s rights vis-à-vis human rights.
In the light of the above, the interested authors may consider the following areas for writing:
Women’s Rights and Personal Law.
Feminine Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Gender-Biased Legislation.
Preventing discrimination, exploitation, and abuse of Women migrant’s workers.
Religion and Women Rights.
Trafficking in Women and Protection Mechanism.
Role of NGOs (Global/Regional/Local) in Protection of Women Rights.
Women’s Economic Security and Rights.
Judicial Activism and Women Empowerment.
Can Laws Protect Women’s Rights Successfully?
Embryo Ethics and Women’s Rights.
Surrogacy and Women’s Rights.
Reproductive Technologies and Rights of Women.
Development vs. Women’s Rights.
Women’s Rights in Cyberspace.
The impact of proposed Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2014 on Women’s rights and its
social and economic implication on Women’s rights
Women as a victim of rape during armed conflicts/The case of
Women as a target of religious extremism/radicalism
Women as a target of “honour killing”
The “Birangonas” -War heroines or war victims?
Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR): Case Study of Bangladesh and
Participation of Women in Development and Justice Process
Presentation of Women in Media: Regulatory Mechanisms of the States
Legal Aid Services to Combat Violence Against Women in Slums
Position of Women in Informal Labour Sector: Domestic and International Legal
Poverty and Women in Post-MDGs World: Realization of SDGs for the Empowerment
Supreme Court of Bangladesh’s Decision in Fatwa and Sexual Harassment Cases
Women in Legal Profession: Bangladesh Scenario
Intersectionality and its impact on women’s empowerment.
Abortion as human right: international and Bangladesh perspective.
Defining women’s right ignoring or overemphasizing cultural context: dangers and
Legal feminism, feminism and patriarchy.
Hegemony and dominance in law making.
Constitutionality and family law: how the connection is vital for women’s rights.
Revisiting women in Bangladesh: why having three female leaders of parliament don’t help.
Battered women’s syndrome and other domestic violence issues: the unspoken issues in
Revisiting polygamy in Islam: Are we interpreting correctly?
Presentation and Style Information
The authors are requested to follow the Oxford Referencing Style (OSCOLA), which can be
downloaded from internet
f). Footnotes should be collated at the bottom of each page. Footnotes indicating title of the
manuscript and name/affiliation of the author should be designated as *, † etc. Footnotes to the
text should be designated numerically, such as 1, 2, 3 etc.
It is a condition of ELCOP Publications that authors’ grant an exclusive license to ELCOP
permitting it to reproduce and/or disseminate the author’s contribution or elements of it (e.g.
abstract). In signing the license the authors retain the right to use their own material and we
request that ELCOP Publication is acknowledged as the original place of publication.
The ELCOP Yearbook of Human Rights requires exclusive submissions. All submissions should
be accompanied by a statement that the material is not under consideration elsewhere, and that it
has not been published or is not pending publication elsewhere.
Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts in electronic form (in word format) as an
email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject of your e-mail should be as
follows: Name of the author, title of the manuscript.
The deadline for submitting your manuscript is 30th June, 2017.