Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law and International Affairs,  Volume 4 Issue 2: Submit by 31 st July, 2020

Indian Journal of Law and International Affairs is now accepting submission for its  Volume 4 Issue 2, to be published in September 2020. This edition of the Journal will be an E-Edition and will be published solely on our Website.

The journal is peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, bi-annual international journal seeking to publish the original research article, academic or empirical report, review of the books and other forms of scholarly writing, which are specifically dealt in the field of international law. The journal is one the few academic journals exclusively reserved to the wide arenas of international law and affairs in India. The purpose of the journal is an endeavor to create a culture of promoting scholarly works and practical jurisprudence to address the contemporary issues of international law.

Submission Deadline

Indian Journal of Law and International Affairs aims to publish innovative and original papers that make significant contribution to the wide spectrum of international law and also other related disciplines. The IJLIA welcomes article from professors, experts, lawyers, research scholars and students and may send original, previously unpublished and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere and the content to by latest by 31st July 2020.

Submission Categories

  1. Articles (5000-10000 words, inclusive of footnotes). The papers in this category must comprehensively and critically analyze the theme that the author seeks to contribute. They may be either doctrinal or theoretical (or both) specifically dealing with contemporary and academic issues in international law and related disciplines.
  2. Essays: (3000-5000, inclusive of footnotes) – The papers that concisely in terms of scope and conceptualization of the theme intended to highlight by the author. The essay seeks to solve existing paradigms and contemporary issues in international law and related disciplines.
  3. Case Comment (1000-3000, inclusive of footnotes)– The paper related to the case comments should comprehensively deal with the study of contemporary or landmark judicial pronouncement by International Court of Justice, International Criminal Law, Regional human rights court, International Tribunal for Law of Sea etc.
  4. Book Review: (1500-3000, inclusive of footnotes)– A critical review may be undertaken in relation to the book published in the field of international law and related disciplines.

Guidelines for Submission

  • The theme of the submission should be within the ambit of international law and discipline subjects
  • The research article should be unpublished, original and should not be under consideration anywhere
  • Submission should be made in the electronic form to under the subject heading “IJLIA Vol.4 Issue 2” submission ‘Paper Title’
  • All the submission must be in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx) with the Times New Roman Font (Main text: size 12 and 1.5 spaced, footnotes: size 10 and single-spaced).
  • Page borders should not be used.
  • An abstract of not more than 300 words should be accompanied in the paper.
  • Manuscripts with plagiarism above 25% shall be summarily rejected.
  • Co-authorship (upto 3 authors) is permitted.
  • All the manuscripts must be accompanied by cover letter with the name(s) of the author(s), institution/organization, the title of the manuscript and contact information(email id & phone number)
  • No personal information or references, including name(s) of the author(s), institution/organization and contact information be mentioned in the text of the manuscript and file name.
  • All the manuscript must be in compliance with the Harvard BlueBook (20th Edition) of footnotes. The non-compliance to the citation of footnotes shall be subjected to rejection.
  • Every submission of the manuscript shall be acknowledged within 48 hours and subject to the preliminary review process by peer review group.
  • In case of acceptance or rejection, the authors of submitted manuscripts shall be informed about the decision of peer-review of the manuscript not late than 30th August, 2020.   
  • In case the submission is accepted, the editorial board shall inform the author of reviewers’ comment and authors shall be afforded reasonable time to submit the revised draft keeping in mind the reviewer’s comment.


Indian Journal of Law and International Affairs (IJLIA) expects the authors to make their submissions on themes and sub-themes given below: –


  • Detention of migrants and refugees and their protection under international law
  • Internally displaced people and their protection under international law during COVID – 19
  • Right to universal healthcare and its protection under IHL – in light of global pandemics
  • Use of Mediation in the resolution of international armed conflicts.
  • Impact of COVID – 19 on the global economy and the affordability of armed conflicts, including sanctions, investments, and reparations.


  • Article 2(4)- Use of Force under the UN Charter in the era of proxy wars
  • Use of Force and Third World countries
  • Jus ad Bellum or an attack on sovereignty? Recent shifts in justification for use of force in light of the ongoing US-Iran altercation.


  • India’s foreign policy and the recent shifts in India’s interests in the middle-east.
  • National Foreign Policy – National Interest or Government Interest? A holistic view of changing foreign policies with changes in regimes.
  • India’s trade relations with South-East Asian Countries.
  • India’s interests in the UN-Iran dispute vis-à-vis the petrodollar and the Chabahar Port.
  • The Galwan Valley crisis in light of 1993 and 1996 LAC bilateral treaties, and India’s evolving foreign policy qua increasing border disputes.
  • Pangong and Arunachal Pradesh: A potential Galwan Deja Vu? The validity and enforceability of the 1993 and 1996 bilateral treaties under International Law.
  • Nepal-India crisis: 1950 Indo-Nepal Friendship Treaty and the implication of its potential violation.

The aforementioned sub-themes are merely suggestions. Original works on any other issues related to the above-mentioned themes shall be highly appreciable.


Queries may be directed to with ‘Query’ in the subject line of the email.