Call for Papers: Christ University Law Journal's special issue on Covid 19 (Submit by Sept 30)

The theme of the special issue is the impact of the pandemic on the legal framework
Call for Papers: Christ University Law Journal's special issue on Covid 19 (Submit by Sept 30)

The Christ University Law Journal invites submissions for its Special Issue on ‘The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the legal framework’ from jurists, political scientists, activists, and researchers to engage in academic deliberations.

This special issue seeks to invite research articles having qualitative or quantitative research method approach, with a focus on any contemporary topic relating to the impact of Covid-19 on Law, Policy and Society.

Theme: The impact of the Pandemic on the Legal Framework

The COVID-19 Pandemic has disrupted all aspects of human life to unimaginable proportions, globally. The actual impact of the economic slide and massive layoffs can be seen within the next two years. The Pandemic has also exposed how weak health care systems are, even in developed countries, to handle a health crisis of this magnitude.

The worst-hit have been the people of the unorganised sector, who, unfortunately, are always at the receiving end of such calamities. Social isolation, which seems to be the new normal, has also impacted individuals psychologically. According to the National Commission for Women, domestic violence has increased during this period. Courts too have been forced to go on the virtual mode. The Pandemic has also seen gross Human Rights violations across the globe.

Some of the indicative sub-themes are:

• State Accountability and Responsibility in the times of Crisis

• Impact of COVID-19 on Centre-State Relations

• Impact of COVID-19 on Public-Private Health Sector, and Public Health Crises

• Rights of health care workers, including the right to personal protective equipment

• Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Adequacy of Legal Framework and Policy

• Employment Concerns and Rights of Migrant Workers

• Competition Law Concerns in times of COVID-19 Pandemic

• Gender Dimension of COVID-19 and rise in domestic violence

• Right to reproductive health care during times of crisis

• Impact of COVID-19 on service delivery in education and related challenges

• Impact of COVID-19 on Data Privacy and Protection

• Right to privacy and contact tracing during COVID-19

• Force Majeure and COVID-19

• Impact of COVID-19 on court proceedings

• COVID-19, natural disasters and environmental concerns

Please send your articles (5,000-6,000 words) following the guidelines mentioned in our website at the latest by 30 September 2020.

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.

The citation format to be used is The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Harvard Law Review (20th ed.).

Details of submission are on the journal webpage (

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