Call for Blogs: Centre for Research and Studies, DNLU

About DNLU’s CRaSH

The Centre for Research and Studies in Human Rights (CRaSH), Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur, is an endeavor of the University to respond to the emerging regime of Human Rights. The Centre seeks to undertake interdisciplinary studies involving legal academia and other stakeholders and contribute in the best possible manner to the global pool of knowledge on the subject.

Theme

Marriage is a sacrosanct institution comprising two individuals who are then recognised as one in the society. This one entity is then not expected to have different opinions.  The general social understanding on this today is once married, the spouses are one thus no point of force or consent. Everything by default stands consented and if there is consent then how can such a consented act of sexual intercourse be considered as rape.

This act of erasing a woman’s individuality and her right to self-determination is violative of the most basic of human rights. Marital rape violates a woman’s right to privacy and her right to live with dignity. It’s a disgraceful violent act committed against a woman. 

It’s time to now question the exception of marital rape in the realm of the basic human right of consent. What we seek to understand now are the intricacies of the need for the criminalization of the offense, the aspect of infringement of various fundamental rights of married women, the global concept of consent, and ultimately the impact or implications of such a move on the institution of marriage.

Call for Blogs

In furtherance of this initiative, the Centre invites submissions from academicians, legal scholars and practitioners, researchers, and students with an aim to publish as blogs on the theme “Demystifying ‘consent’ in marital rape in India”. The current theme has also been recently taken up by the Centre to hold a Panel Discussion on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022.

In furtherance of the discussion, the Centre invites submissions from interested authors on or before April 20, 2022. All undergraduate and post-graduate students are eligible to submit their articles.

Submission Guidelines

  • Word Limit: The word-limit for the manuscripts is between 1000-1500 words.
  • Font: All submissions must be made in the font Times New Roman, with heading size 14, font size 12 and spacing 1.5.
  • Co-authorship: Upto a maximum of 2 authors is permitted.
  • Citation Format: ·The prescribed citation format is the Bluebook 20th edition. All the relevant authorities should be duly acknowledged. Further, if the author relies on a specific document to support an argument, pinpoint citations must be included.
  • Format: All the entries should be submitted in (.doc) or (.docx) format.
  • Originality: The entries must be original, unpublished, and an outcome of the author(s’) own efforts. Any form of plagiarism will lead to disqualification for publication on the Blog.
  • Title: The title should be brief and one that clearly communicates the topic and conveys the essence of the piece to the reader.

How to Submit?

  • The submission should be made online via submission of the manuscripts at crash@mpdnlu.ac.in
  • The submission email should mention details of the author(s) and a title for the blog piece. 

Note: The subject of the mail for submission should read ‘Submission for CRaSH Blog’.

Selection Process

The number of Manuscripts that will be selected for publication shall be subject to the discretion of the Editorial team. Selected Manuscripts will be published after thorough screening, taking into consideration the parameters of content quality.

Submission Deadline

The last date for submission of the manuscripts is April 20, 2022.

Contact details

In the case of any queries, contact:

  • Ananya Bhargava (Student Coordinator): 9425468809
  • Ashutosh Chopra (Student Secretary): 7985069858

Or write to crash@mpdnlu.ac.in

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