Republic Law Review
Call For Papers
Editorial Policy and Guidelines:
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad has been established by the Maharashtra National Law University Act, 2014 (Mah. Act No. VI of 2014), of Maharashtra State Legislature and the university has been successful in instilling a sense of broad perspective along with scholastic and reflexive capabilities, bearing in mind larger national and humanitarian goals in its students. The university intends to invoke discussions and ventilation of thought-provoking ideas on varied legal issues from the faculty, jurists, scholars and students in India and abroad.
Objective: The Republic Law Review aims at providing an anvil on which legislations, judgements and legal policies can be discussed and given a desired and fruitful shape with a holistic approach to serve the cause of justice.
Substance: The Republic Law Review seeks to publish legal writings of scholarly nature. Clarity of thought and expression is mandatory. The interdisciplinary approach on legal issues from specialists of other disciplines is also welcome. Though there are no strict rules for scholarship, but the editorial policy suggests that generally the articles should be of 8000-10,000 words which will either develop a theory or applied law on research findings. A comment of 4,000-5,000 words discussing a legal issue, case law or legal policy or criticism of the flaws (if any) offering a right direction (in the opinion of the author) on the highlighted issue can also be sent. Notes and reviews containing descriptive summary of a judgment, new legislation and legal policy with contemporary importance in social or legal context can also be contributed. Authors can also write a book review for publication. The purpose of notes and reviews is to acquaint the reader with the contemporary developments in the legal field.
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Undertaking: The Republican Law Review intends to publish only the original contributions from the authors on variety of legal issues. Each write up shall be enclosed with an undertaking that the contribution is the author's original work and has not been published or sent for publication elsewhere or should not be the repetition of the published work with incremental changes. MNLUA doesn't hesitate to initiate legal action in cases of plagiarism.
Copyright: The copyright of the published articles is deemed to be assigned to the Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad. However, for non-commercial purposes the use of published material is not prohibited. Proper acknowledgement and intimation to MNLUA is least expected and will be highly appreciated.
Disclaimer: The University/Editorial Board shall not be responsible for the views/opinion of the authors in the Republic LawReview. The Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad does not subscribe to the views/opinions expressed by the authors. They shall be considered personal views and/or opinion of the authors concerned. All articles, comments and reviews, whether solicited or unsolicited, will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and the decisions of the Editorial Board shall be final. Any changes suggested or made by the Editorial Board are intended only to further refine the ideas advanced by the author, and not to replace them. The Editorial Board will try to reach the author whether suggested changes should be made or not and the author's opinion will be given due respect. Authors are requested to verify the references and quotations before submitting their manuscripts. An abstract of one paragraph on the article should also be sent.
This is the first issue of Republic Law Review, which is dedicated to Late Justice P.N. Bhagwati, Former Chief Justice of India, who recently passed away on 15th June 2017 at the age of 95. He was an eminent judge and a great human being, who is rightly regarded as the Father of Public Interest Litigation movement in the country. He was the 17th Chief Justice of India, serving from 12th July 1985 until his retirement on 20th December 1986.
Justice P.N. Bhagwati played a crucial role in promoting judicial activism in the country. He was a prominent defender of human rights as well as human dignity in the apex court. He delivered judgements on a number of serious issues like rights of prisoners, bonded labour, child labour, condition of inmates of various asylums, rights of the poor with regard to education, shelter and other essential amenities, with an additional emphasis on social justice. He also strived hard for the protection of environment. His judgements had far-reaching impact on judicial system of the country.
Justice P.N. Bhagwati was a multi-faceted personality who graced many positions. He was associated with Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Ahmedabad. On two occasions, he acted temporarily as the Governor of Gujarat (in 1967 and 1973). Post-retirement, he held the office of Chancellor of Vidyapeeth. In 2007, Bhagwati was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in public affairs, India's second highest civilian award. Justice Krishna Iyer called him a "jewel among judges". Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled his death calling him "stalwart of India's legal fraternity". As the first issue of Republic Law Review is dedicated to Justice P.N. Bhagwati, authors are requested to contribute articles on this great personality and his
remarkable contribution to the judiciary.
The manuscripts should be addressed to The Editor, Maharashtra National Law University, Padampura, Aurangabad - 431 005.