The Indian Constitution completed seventy years of its existence on 26 November 2019. The period of seventy years has been a mix of glorious and inglorious developments. The Government of India and state governments have drawn up an elaborate plan to mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution. The plan includes a year-long awareness campaign across the country on the constitutional rights of the citizens and mandatory reading of the preamble to the constitution by all central and state government officials.
Hidayatullah National Law University has also planned to acknowledge the contribution of the framers of the Constitution and to revisit the prominent values of the Constitution and its complexities in the contemporary era.
The University has decided to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Constitution with year-long programs under the banner "Constitution @ 70." In this series of programme, the University invites quality research papers from the judges, academicians, advocates, law students and research scholars on the given themes. The selected research papers would be published in the form of an edited book.
The research papers by the author(s) must be strictly original, in conformity with the broader theme of "Constitution @ 70". A suggestive list of topics has been provided below; however, authors are free to include any issue(s) within the main theme.
- Constitution and Constitutionalism
- Constitution and the Judiciary
- Constitution and Gender
- Constitution and Human Rights
- Constitution and Federalism
- Constitution and the Bar
- Constitution and the Non-citizens
- Constitution and Media
Word Limit: Manuscripts should be within 5000-8000 words. Each manuscript must contain an abstract of not more than 250 words. This is inclusive of the above-mentioned word limit of 5000-8000 words.
Co-authorship: Co-authorship of papers (maximum two) between individuals from the same or different institutions is allowed.
Last Date for Submission of Full Paper: 20.12.2020
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