Submission Guidelines

General Guidelines

  1. The submission should deal with a relevant/contemporary issue concerning law or policy in reference to Human Rights issues.

  2. The submission should preferably be between 1200-1500 words. This stipulation is flexible at Editor’s discretion in exceptional cases.

  3. Co-authorship of up to two authors is permitted.

  4. References have to be made in the form of hyperlinks, linked to keywords and phrases in the body of the submission. Such words/ phrases shall be underlined and color of the text should be black. Use of endnotes should be limited to sources not available in online domain only.

  5. The submission shall be made in the form of an MS Word file only (.doc/.docx).

  6. Author(s) are requested to attach another .doc/.docx file containing declaration as to the bonafides of the submission. (Details provided further).

  7. The name of the word file has to be the title of the manuscript. 

  8. Author(s) should provide a short bio of themselves in the email body only.

  9. The authors are requested to send their submission after attaching required files to with subject Submission for Guest Post.


Formatting Guidelines:

  1. The submission must be word-processed and in Garamond.

  2. The main text should be in font size 12 and endnotes in font size 10.

  3. A 1.5 line gap must be maintained between all paragraphs and headings.

  4. All paragraphs must begin with a 0.5 inch indent.

  5. All hyperlinks must be in black colour and underlined.



  1. The Human Rights Law & Policy Review strives to ensure a speedy and efficient review process.

  2. The Editorial Board may take up to 6 days to respond to submissions.

  3. A further period of 3-4 days is reserved for any improvement or correction to be done on the manuscript by the author as per the suggestion of the editorial board.

  4. Once accepted, the submission shall be published within 3 days of acceptance.In case of articles on very recent developments which may lose novelty or relevance within days, authors may request an expedited review by adding the words “Urgent” in the subject line. Such articles shall be reviewed within 3 days.

  5. Such exception shall be granted solely on the discretion of the Editorial Board, otherwise, the submission will be relegated to the normal review cycle.

Conditions of Publication


Indemnity for Liability

  1. Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties and that the work does not contain any obscene, offensive, defamatory, or racially prejudiced material.

  2. All submissions will be checked for plagiarism by the Editorial Board. Infringing, offensive or plagiarized submissions will be liable for rejectionSubmissions may be accepted/ rejected based solely on the discretion of the Editorial Board.

  3. The editorial board will evaluate submissions on the basis of criteria including but not limited to originality, argumentation, language, structure and analysis.Purely descriptive pieces are discouraged.

  4. Editors shall compare submissions with existing literature available elsewhere to assess novelty. Furthermore, the Editorial Board reserves the right to reject a piece at any stage, if it is noticed that the above mentioned criterion are not duly met.

  5. After initial acceptance, manuscripts may be returned to the author(s) with suggestions related to substance and/or style.

  6. Final acceptance of a manuscript for publication is contingent on the incorporation of such suggestions to the satisfaction of the Board of Editors. The authors must also include a declaration as to the bonafide of their submission.

  7. A sample declaration to that effect can be: 
     “The article is an original work of the author/s. I certify that the intellectual content of this article is the product of my own work. No part of this article has been copied from any other source without acknowledgement of the so

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