January 18, 2022

Call for Blogs| RGNUL’s Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Rights [CASIHR]: Submit by Nov 22


About the Organization

The Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Rights (‘CASIHR’) is a research centre under the aegis of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. 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 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 right to dissent is one of the most important rights granted to us by the Constitution. This right is intrinsic to the very idea of democracy. However, in recent times we have witnessed attacks on the right to dissent across the world, to curtail the freedom of speech and expression of individuals.


  1. Evolution of Dissent: A Human Rights Jurisprudence Perspective
  2. Dissent and Democracy: Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis?
  3. Using National Security Laws to Curb Dissent
  4. The Decline into a Police State: The Effects of Arbitrary Use of Force to Suppress Dissent
  5. Of the Minority Opinion: The Intersection of the Judiciary and Dissent
  6. The Balance between Free Speech and Dissent: The Rights of Media
  7. Black Markers and Blacklisting: Censorship and Dissent
  8. To Believe or not to Believe: Fake News or Dissent
  9. Pixelated Dissent: Dissent in a Digital Age
  10. The Future of Dissent: A Post COVID-19 Narrative

The sub-themes are only illustrative and submissions are not restricted to the aforementioned subthemes, provided that they fall within the ambit of the main theme.

Submission Guidelines

  1. The Human Rights Blog invites submissions from students, human right researchers, academicians, practitioners, members of civil society organizations and policymakers.
  2. The title of the manuscript should indicate the sub-theme that has been chosen by the author(s).
  3. The word limit for the submission shall be 1000-1500 words, accompanied by an abstract of not more than 150 words. The word limit is exclusive of end-notes and abstract.
  4. Co-authorship to a maximum of two authors, of the same or different institutions is permissible.
  5. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited.
  6. 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.
  7. The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing. The endnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single line spacing. The text alignment should be justified.
  8. Submissions should include the manuscript 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.

How to Submit?

Submissions shall only be made through Google Form. The same can be accessed here. Authors are requested to read our Guidelines for Authors and the Editorial Policy before submitting their articles.

The last date of submission is 22nd November 2020 by 11:59 PM IST.

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