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Call for Blogs: RGNUL’s International Humanitarian Law and Conflict Studies [RIHLCS]: Submit by 10 January 2021

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About the Institute

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, 2006 (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006).

The Act incorporated a University of Law of national stature in Punjab, thereby fulfilling the need for a Centre of Excellence in legal education in the modern era of globalization and liberalization.

About the Blog

The RGNUL International Humanitarian Law and Conflict Studies Blog (RIHLCS) has been established in 2020 and is under the aegis of the RGNUL Centre for Advanced Study in International Humanitarian Law (CASH).

About the Centre

Centre for Advanced Study in International Humanitarian Law (CASH) is an esteemed research centre of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), which is dedicated to research in the field of International Humanitarian Law (IHL). It aims to ensure that future leaders and opinion-makers understand the practical relevance of the subject of IHL and have a thorough knowledge of its basic principles.


The theme for this series is “Gender and Armed Conflict”.

Gender inequality is seen in almost every stratum of life including in armed conflict. Armed conflict gives rise to many gender-specific disadvantages, especially women. Gender inequality is also exacerbated by armed conflict and its aftermath.

Two of the most prominent impacts of armed conflict on gender are forced displacement and gender-based violence. Women and children are particularly subject to physical and sexual violence such as rape, slavery, sex-work, prostitution among many others. However, men are victims to this sort of treatment as well and almost everyone forgets about the existence of transgenders and looking after their needs and rights.

Apart from these very obvious impacts on gender, armed conflict is also responsible for the rise of stereotypical notions of gender such as men are the ones who fight while women stay at home. However, women also form a huge part of the civilian casualties during armed conflicts and warfare among nations. Likewise, women are also combatants in many conflicts with men being victims.

Peace-keeping and making institutions such as the United Nations and various governmental and non-governmental institutions also have gender inequalities in their policies and they take a differential approach towards women since they treat women as the victimised sex forgetting that men too, are victims in many armed conflicts.

Therefore, by inviting discourse on this issue, we acknowledge the need to address this rampant inequality which not only begins with women being under-represented in important positions but also extends towards the failure to acknowledge men as victims, including the stark ignorance that transgenders are subjected to.


  1. Sexual and gender-based violence against refugees
  2. Slavery and human-trafficking during an armed conflict
  3. Impact of armed conflict on women
  4. Masculinity in armed conflicts/warfare
  5. Protection of LGBTQ community during armed conflict

The sub-themes are only illustrative and submissions are not restricted to the aforementioned sub-themes, provided they fall within the ambit of the main theme.


Practitioners, academicians, students of law, or anyone who wishes to express an opinion on the provided IHL theme can submit their manuscripts.

Submission Guidelines

  1. The subject and theme of the blog should pertain to the theme or sub-themes provided. We expect the submissions to be of interpretive, exploratory, and non-descriptive style.
  2. All submissions must be in Times New Roman, Font size 12, Spacing 1.5, Justified. The word limit should range between 800-1500 words.
  3. A maximum of two-level headings is allowed.
  4. References should be incorporated in the body of the article itself through hyperlinks. No endnotes or footnotes shall be used.
  5. Co-authorship of a maximum of 2 is permitted.
  6. We follow a strict no-plagiarism policy. Articles with more than 10 per cent plagiarized content shall be summarily rejected.  The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions, or views stated in the submitted Manuscript.
  7. The manuscripts must be e-mailed at [email protected]. All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format and the file must be titled “CASH Write Up”. The subject of the e-mail should be titled “Submission for CASH Blog- NAME OF THE AUTHOR”.
  8. The manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter specifying the author’s name, year of study, institute, and contact information [Authors are requested to not put their names anywhere in the main manuscript]. This document must be titled “Cover Letter”.
  9. Guest authors should include, in addition to the above information, a short bio in the cover letter and attach a photograph with the mail.
  10. The body of the mail should contain a short brief about the blog (maximum of 100 words).
    Submissions for the blog shall be considered within 10 January, 2020. The Editorial Board may take up to 15 days for the review of submissions.
  11. The Editorial Board reserves the right to summarily reject any topic that has already been covered on our blog. The Editorial Board also has full discretion to reject articles at any stage.
  12. Cross-publications are not allowed.
  13. Copyright of all published blog posts shall remain with the Centre. All Moral Rights shall vest with the author(s).
    While submitting the blog, the author shall mention a declaration in the mail as follows: “If selected for publication, the author gives the copyright of the work to the Centre. The author also declares that this is the original and unpublished work of the author(s)”.
  14. In relation to any dispute, the decision of the Editorial Board shall be final and binding.

Deadline for Submissions

The deadline for submissions is 10 January 2021, 11:59 PM IST.

Contact Information

Email: rgnulcash[at]gmail[dot]com

Gazal Preet Kaur: +917589469744 (RGNUL)

Vijaya Singh (Convenor): +918289013215

Official Website Link: CLICK HERE

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