November 27, 2020

Call for Blogs: Dharmashastra National Law University’s blog Vidhi Mitra: Submit by July 25

About the Institution

Vidhi Mitra, The Legal Aid Cell, Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur was established in the year 2018. Its aim is to make the legal system and justice more accessible to the general public and create awareness amongst the people about the contemporary legal issues and established rights of the people.

About the Blog

The Vidhi Mitra Blog is aimed to provide an active forum to the legal fraternity to express and share their experiences and opinions on contemporary legal issues and themes prescribed by the cell. The Editorial Board of the Blog is inviting articles, case notes, blog posts, book reviews, and discussion within the aim and scope of the subject matter, i.e., International Criminal Law.

Theme

The Blog is open to any topic which revolves around “International Criminal Law” or any other contemporary legal issue(s).

Sub-Themes

  1. Evolution of International Criminal Law from Nuremberg to The Hague.
  2. Introduction of criminal liability in new areas of law.
  3. International crimes – war crimes, Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, Torture, Terrorism and piracy.
  4. Complexity in defining Jurisdiction.
  5. The value and degree of deterrence in International Criminal Justice.
  6. Correlation of International Criminal Law and Human Rights.
  7. Role of victims of crimes in transitional justice processes.
  8. Gaining custody of the accused: extradition, luring, abduction, and targeted killing.
  9. The role of other bodies of UN in promoting criminal justice.
  10. The absence of statutory limitations for certain crimes in international law.
  11. The forgotten role of Anti-Slavery in the development of International Criminal Justice.

Submission Guidelines

  1. The author may choose one or more sub-themes for his/her manuscript.
  2. The article should be an original work of the author and neither published nor under consideration for publication in any other journal or blog. The work must not be plagiarized.
  3. Co-authorship (limited to 2 authors) is allowed.
  4. The Word Limit for, Articles: 2500-3500 words; Case Notes: 1000-2000 words; Book Review: 1500-2500 words; Blog: 1000-1500 words. Manuscripts above the prescribed word limit shall not be considered as a general rule, except under special circumstances.
  5. Subject to the sole discretion of the Editorial Board. In case the author(s) want(s) to roll out a series of blogs, the decision on the word limit shall be taken by the editorial board accordingly.
  6. All submissions should be typed in font Times New Roman with heading size 14, font size 12, line spacing 1.5′; Justified.
  7. The submissions should be made online in an MS Word format document to [email protected] mentioning the details of the author(s), the category of the manuscript, and the sub-theme(s).
  8. Citation Format: The Bluebook, a Uniform System of Citation (20th Ed.) is to be followed for citation. All endnotes must be in Times New Roman, font size 10, single-spacing, and justified text.

Deadline

The last date for all the submissions will be 25th July, 2020.

Contact Details

  1. Email ID: [email protected]
  2. Abhinav Jena: +91 7327097374
  3. Ashutosh Khandelwal: +91 8909507047

The Official website link to the Vidhi Mitra blog is here.

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