About Dharmashastra National Law University:

Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur is a National Law University located at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. It was established by the Madhya Pradesh Dharmashastra National Law University Ordinance in 2018.

About Vidhi Mitra:

Vidhi Mitra, The Legal Aid Cell, Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur was established in the year 2018. Its aim is to make the legal system and justice more accessible to the general public and create awareness amongst the people about the contemporary legal issues and established rights of the people.

About the Blog:

The Vidhi Mitra Blog is aimed to provide an active forum to the legal fraternity to express and share their experiences and opinions on contemporary legal issues and themes prescribed by the cell.

Theme:

The Editorial Board of the Blog is inviting articles, case notes, blog posts, book reviews and discussion within the aim and scope of the subject matter, i.e., “Justice to Victims of War”.

Justice to Victims of War:

The victims of war, in a narrow sense, are those who directly suffered a loss due to the ongoing war such as the people who lost their lives, got injured or had a loss of property.

But the war does not discriminate between a soldier and a civilian. Thus, in a much broader sense, the victims of war are all those people whose lives were affected due to this internationally unlawful act.

From a humanitarian perspective, armed conflicts and violence are about people – the risks, vulnerabilities and suffering they are exposed to, and the actions that must be undertaken to prevent, mitigate or put an end to that suffering.

In this spirit, the present edition focuses on the people affected by armed violence, and on how they can be better protected, assisted, and treated with dignity.

Objective:

The theme aims to offer a reflection on the needs of the victims of war. The theme also seeks to deepen the intellectual roots by exploring the possibilities in a war-scarred region and the challenges that people face due to the ongoing war. It does not confine the term war to an armed fight but also looks into a broad sense and takes into consideration the wars related to drugs, migration, property, terrorism, etc. It also aims at analysing the potential of the treaties signed post-war in the field of law. The work of the author(s) must represent a new idea or contribution to the jurisprudence of the topic. Arguments must be logical and backed by facts.

Sub-Themes:

There are countless topics to explore for research in the presented theme, but keeping in mind the current subject matters of discussion on the achievement of social justice for children and adolescents, we have divided our theme into the following sub-themes:

  • Issues revolving around Israel-Palestine
  • War in countries affected by terrorism such as Syria, Afghanistan, etc
  • Conventions on War such as the Geneva Convention
  • Countries going through the cold war
  • Drug Wars
  • Post War treaties
  • World Wars affects on the International Law
  • Rights for the Victims of War
  • War and the Crisis of Immigration

Submission Guidelines:

  • The author may choose one or more sub-themes for his/her manuscript.
  • The article should be an original work of the author and neither published nor under consideration for publication in any other journal or blog. The work must not be plagiarized.
  • Co-authorship (limited to 2 authors) is allowed.
  • The Word Limit for, Articles: 2500-3500 words; Case Notes: 1000-2000 words; Book Review: 1500-2500 words; Blog: 1000-1500 words. Manuscripts above the prescribed word limit shall not be considered as a general rule, except under special circumstances subject to the sole discretion of the Editorial Board. In case author(s) want(s) to roll out a series of blogs, the decision on the word limit shall be taken by the editorial board accordingly.
  • All submissions should be typed in font Times New Roman with heading size 14, font size 12, line spacing 1.5′; justified.
  • The submissions should be made online in an MS Word format document to: legalaid@mpdnlu.ac.in mentioning the details of the author(s), the category of the manuscript and the sub-theme(s).

Citation Format:

The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (21st Ed.) is to be followed for citation. All endnotes must be in Times New Roman, font size 10, single-spacing and justified text.

Deadline:

The last date for all the submissions will be 25th July 2021.

Contact Info:

In the case of any queries, contact at: legalaid@mpdnlu.ac.in

Arpit Sanjar – +91 7440480281

Sagar Rai – +91 9753083908

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