Call for Papers: Edited Book on "Health Laws and Policies in India" by Dr Manoj Kumar

This edited book will be the second volume in the “Health laws and Policies in India” series.
Call for Papers: Edited Book on "Health Laws and Policies in India" by Dr Manoj Kumar

This edited book will be the second volume in the “Health laws and Policies in India” series and it would aim to explore from various such before mentioned perspectives to offer a full spectrum analysis of Health Laws and Policies in India.

The reach of public health law is as broad as public health itself and both are required to meet the needs of society. The scope of the right to health and its correlation with the right to healthcare was first outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, wherein while the right to health was conceived as an individual’s civil right, states were bound to provide minimum conditions to enable individuals to enjoy this right and provide primary health services in an equal and fair manner.

Moreover, the Constitution of India has provided guarantees and policy directives in Part III (Fundamental Rights) and Part IV (Directive Principles of State Policy) for the right to health and healthcare.

Within the framework of the Constitution of India, public health is a subject for the states to legislate. However, very few states in India have crafted public health legislations.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed the breakdown of existing laws and felt the need for comprehensive health laws and their effective implementation schemes, so that people can have the protection of law even in extraordinary circumstances like the ongoing pandemic.

Suggested Themes

  1. The core theme of the book is "Health Laws and Policies in India". Some of the broad categories of themes under it are as follows.

  2. Constitutional Aspects (Part III, IV of the Constitution of India, Role of Union and State Legislature and relevant Judgements of the Supreme Court and High Courts);

  3. Human Rights Aspects (Focus on Health as Human Right issue with discussion on UDHR, ICESCR, WHO, Convention on Child Rights, CEDAW, Rights of Disabled, and Passive Euthanasia Judgment amongst others);

  4. Health Policies (like AAYUSHMAN, AYUSH, Drug Control and Pricing Medical Council of India, Import/Export Regulation of medicines and implants. NRHM, Policies like Mohalla Clinic, Family Planning and Welfare, Vaccination among others);

  5. Intellectual Property Rights and Health, Issues of Access and Pricing of medicines, Generic Medicines;

  6. Traditional Knowledge and Healing;

  7. Medical Negligence and Consumer Protection Laws, Issues of Spurious Medicines;

  8. Health Law and Policies for Disabled, Mental Health, Infants and Old Age persons;

  9. Insurance Law and Health;

  10. Health, Environment and Pollution, Issues like Mobile Tower and Fire Crackers;

  11. PCPNDT and MTP Act;

  12. Patients Right to consent and privacy;

  13. Human Transplantation of Organ’s Act;

  14. Reproductive Rights;

  15. Clinical Trials;

  16. Occupational Hazard and Health;

  17. Data Exclusivity and Health;

  18. Drugs and Cosmetics Act: Critical Analysis;

  19. Food Safety and Right to Health, GM Crops;

  20. Johnson’s & Johnson’s Case Study in the prism of right to health

  21. Mediation in Medical Sector;

  22. Rights of HIV/AIDS Patient;

  23. COVID- 19 Pandemic:- Causes, Patterns, Issues, Challenges and Impact.

Note: The abovementioned list of themes is illustrative and not exhaustive. The authors are welcome to submit their papers on any topic which is related to the core theme.

Submission Procedure

  1. Academicians, Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit an abstract of 300-350 words clearly explaining the topic and objectives of the proposed research paper on or before 15th February, 2022 to email:-

  2. Receipt of submission will be intimated to the authors within two weeks of submission.

  3. Submissions must be made in .doc/.docx formats only.

  4. Authors have to send their manuscripts along with an abstract in the same file.

  5. Full papers are expected to be submitted by on or before September 30, 2022.

  6. All manuscripts will be accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

  7. There shall be a rigorous review process comprising of 2 stages. The editorial board will ensure a greater standard of review and identification of quality academic writing. The authors shall be intimated about the status of their manuscript at every stage.

  8. The decision of Editors shall be final and binding with regard to the manuscript. They reserve the sole rights to the publication of the selected articles in addition to; inter alia, any edits/amends/reproduction.


This book is scheduled to be published by a reputed international/ national publisher with an ISBN number.

Important Dates

Due to multiple requests by several authors, the deadline has been extended. The papers have to be submitted on or before 30 September, 2022.

There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts.

Contact Us

All communications should be made to the following address:


Dr Manoj Kumar +91 9891601151

Call for Papers (Health Laws) - Brochure.pdf

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