CALL FOR PAPERS : Journal ‘Child Rights Law and Policy Review,NLU-ASSAM. LAST DATE : 15TH MAY,2018.

Centre for Child Rights, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam invites original scholarly research articles, book reviews, statute reviews and case comments for the first issue of its Journal ‘Child Rights Law and Policy Review. The research work may reflect on any topic of researcher’s choice relating to Child Rights, Child Protection, Laws and Policies and other issues of children such as: Care and Protection of Children; Juvenile Justice Board; Children in Conflict with Law; Child Welfare Committees; Children in Need of Care and Protection; Rehabilitation and Social Re-Integration; Adoption; Institutional and Non Institutional Care; Right to Education; Child Labour; Health and Nutrition; Juvenile Justice; Protection of Children from Sexual Offences; Migration; Displacement and Status of Children in Conflict Zones; Rights and care of Differently Abled Children; Issue of Custody of Children in Divorce Cases-Relevance of a child’s perspective; and Functioning of Child Care Institutions, etc.

About The Journal
‘Child Rights, Law and Policy Review’ is a peer-reviewed Journal and will be published bi-annually henceforth by the Centre for Child Rights, National Law University, Assam. It is an endeavour of the Centre for Child Rights to become a beacon in the field of “Law Relating to Children” by encouraging synthesis of knowledge and best practices cutting across academia and research fraternity. The Journal welcomes submissions from academicians, judges, practitioners, civil society activists, research scholars and students across the globe.
Centre for Child Rights, National Law University, Assam hereby invites articles/research papers, short notes / comments, case reviews, and book reviews on the topics and themes of law relating to children for publication in the maiden issue of its Journal. The University has already obtained ISSN No for three of its journals and the process for obtaining ISSN No for ‘Child Rights Law and Policy Review’ (CRLPR) is in progress, which shall be obtained before the Journal’s Publication.

About National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam

National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam; established by National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam Act, 2009 (Assam Act No. XXV of 2009); is the fourteenth National Law University of the country and the very first to be established in the picturesque North-Eastern Region of India. Hon’ble Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court is the Chancellor of the University. Ever since its’ inception, NLUJAA is actively engaged in providing world class modern legal education and research to its students, scholars and faculties and has acquired desired distinction of being one of the fastest growing National Law Schools in the country.

About Centre for Child Rights

National Law University, Assam established several specialized research Centres including Centre for Child Rights (CCR). In furtherance of the research objectives of National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA) Assam and its commitment towards children, a dedicated Centre was established as ‘Centre for Child Rights (CCR)’. The Centre for Child Rights started in March, 2015 and ever since the Centre has engaged itself in various activities ranging from training, workshop, conferences, development of IEC material, technical support to various allied departments of the government dealing with children. In May, 2015 the University and UNICEF, Assam through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) joined hands and partnered with Centre for Child Rights and ever since the Centre and UNICEF have been working together to bring about positive change in the lives of children.

MoU between NLUJA, Assam and UNICEF

In order to achieve the common objectives of research, advocacy, sensitisation and capacity development of stakeholders on child related laws and also to promote, protect and fulfil the rights of children in the state of Assam and other parts of North East India, NLUJA, Assam and UNICEF (Assam Field Office) have joined hands and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which came into force on June 01, 2015 and thereafter UNICEF (Assam Field Office) and CCR is working tirelessly with the financial support from UNICEF.

Categories for Submission

1. Research Papers: Between 5000 and 7000 words, inclusive of footnotes. Papers in this category are expected to engage with the theme comprehensively, examine literature comprehensively and offer an innovative reassessment of the current understanding of that theme. Purely theoretical pieces are also welcome.
2. Notes/Comments: Between 3000 and 5000 words, inclusive of footnotes. This section should include a thought provoking and innovative piece consisting chiefly of personal opinions and analysis.
3. Case Comments: Between 2500 and 3000 words, inclusive of footnotes. This part should entail an analysis of contemporary Indian or International judicial pronouncements relevant to the themes. It must identify and examine the line of cases in which the decision in question came about, and comment on implications for the evolution of that branch of law.
4. Book Review: Word limit is between 2000 and 3000 for review of a book relevant to the themes. The review should identify the relevant arguments put forth by the author and present a comprehensive analysis of the same.

Guidelines for Submissions:
– Submissions should be in Times New Roman, 10 font of size with 1.5 line spacing, justified text and 1 inch margins on all sides of an A4 sheet. (Page number at the bottom and centre aligned).
– Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, 10 font of size with 1.0 line spacing and text justified. Endnotes are not allowed.
– Graphics, Charts, Tables, and Diagrams should be numbered consecutively and included in the body of the work. Submission must be compatible with Microsoft Word.
Headings should follow the following standard:
1. LEVEL 1 HEADING: All Capitals & Bold
1.1. LEVEL 2 SUB-HEADING First Letter CAPITAL & BOLD;
1.1.1. Level 3 Sub-Sub-Heading: First Letter CAPITAL & BOLD & ITALIC; and
1.1.1.1. Level 4 Sub-Sub-Sub-Heading: Normal

– Submissions must be emailed at ccr@nluassam.ac.in along with a covering letter addressed to Ms. Gitanjali Ghosh, Assistant Professor of Law (Editor-in-Chief), of the Editorial Board of Centre for Child Rights. The covering letter should include the author’s contact information and a short abstract (250-300 words) that outlines the main questions or themes addressed in the paper.
– Authors shall be required to submit an author profile, post submission of 200 words before their contribution can be considered for publication.
– The submission must be the original work of the author(s). Any form of plagiarism will lead to disqualification.
– Submitted entries must not have been sent for consideration at any other place for presentation or publication.
– Co-authorship is allowed. Maximum number of Co-author for a submission shall only be one.
– Authors should provide their contact details, designation and institutional affiliation in the covering letter for the submission.
– Footnotes must conform to ‘Blue Book’ 19th Edition.
– Copyright of all entries shall exclusively vest with Centre for Child Rights, NLUJA, Assam. The submission would imply that the author has assigned such rights to Centre for Child Rights, NLUJA, Assam.
– All articles, book reviews and case comments should be original and not published elsewhere. A certificate to that affect is required to be attached with the article.
– Last Date for Submission: 15th of May, 2018

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