Call for Papers: Christ University Law Journal (Submit by Mar 30)

Call for Papers: Christ University Law Journal (Submit by Mar 30)

Christ University Law Journal (CULJ) is a double blind peer-reviewed journal which seeks to facilitate greater interest and deeper insight in various fields of law among students, academicians and legal scholars.

It provides space for discussions, comments and concerns in recent legal issues and developments. The Journal targets academic institutions, research centres, policy makers and government organizations.


The theme for Volume 10, No. 2 July-December (2021) issue is “Labour Law Reforms in India and its Implications”.

It is estimated that our country has more than 44 central legislations under four heads (yet to be enforced ) viz - Code on Wages, Code on Social Security and Occupational Safety, Code on Industrial Relations, and Code on Health and Working Conditions, for regulating and protecting labour and we also have laws for ensuring the health, safety and better working conditions of workers.

However, Indian labour laws are often characterized as “inflexible”. Investors claim that majority of the firms hesitate from hiring new workers because of the stringent permission provisions existing in the present legal system, thus hindering the growth of Indian companies.

Though the amalgamation of labour legislations can be considered as a major step towards reform, another concern will be regarding the dilution of the socialistic oriented labour perspective, which existed in Indian industrial jurisprudence. Liberalized policies will create more contractual freedom, but reduce healthy environment for workers, specifically in terms of their rights.

The daunting challenge before governments will be to balance market, labour, and the employer. To examine these issues further, CULJ, invites research paper submissions on the following sub-themes:

• Labour Reforms in India: Issues & Challenges

• Economic Perspective on Labour Reforms in India

• The Code on Wages, 2019: A Critical Analysis

• The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code - Issues and concerns

• The Code on Social Security and informal sector in India

• Industrial Relations: Challenges


• Collective bargaining and the role of trade unions at the outset of labour reforms in India

• The Code on Social Security: Issues & Challenges

Submission Deadline

30th March 2021

Submission Guidelines

CULJ invites contributions in the form of articles and all submissions are subject to peer review and modification as per the journal style sheet.

The word limit for articles is between 6000 - 7000 words (inclusive of footnotes) and the citation format to be used is The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Harvard Law Review (19th ed.).

Kindly include the abstract of the article in 150-200 words, 5 Keywords and a summary of the CV of the author in 100-150 words.

Authors are requested to comply with the additional details of submission as mentioned on the website (

Please note, articles are to be submitted through the website only (

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