Call for Papers: The impact of the Pandemic on the legal Framework

2020-09-11

Theme: The impact of the Pandemic on the legal Framework

The COVID 19 Pandemic has disrupted all aspects of human life to unimaginable proportions, globally. The actual impact of the economic slide and massive layoffs can be seen within the next two years.  The Pandemic has also exposed how weak health care systems are, even in developed countries, to handle a health crisis of this magnitude. The worst hit have been the people of the unorganised sector, who unfortunately, are always at the receiving end of such calamities. Social isolation, which seems to be the new normal, has also impacted individuals psychologically. According to the National Commission for Women, domestic violence has increased during this period. Courts too have been forced to go on the virtual mode.  The Pandemic has also seen  gross Human Rights violations across the globe.

In this context, Christ University Law Journal, invites submissions for its Special Issue on ‘The impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic on the legal framework’ from jurists/ political scientists/ economists/ sociologists/ scholars/activists//academicians/industry experts and researchers to engage in academic deliberations on the said issue.  This special issue seeks to invite research articles having qualitative or quantitative research method approach, with a focus on any contemporary topic relating to the impact of Covid-19 on Law, Policy and Society. Some of the indicative sub-themes have been mentioned below:

  • State Accountability and Responsibility in times of Crisis
  • Impact of COVID 19 on Centre- State Relations
  • Impact of COVID 19 on Public-Private Health Sector, and Public Health Crises
  • Rights of health care workers, including the right to personal protective equipment
  • Impact of COVID 19 on Mental Health and Adequacy of Legal Framework and Policy
  • Employment Concerns and Rights of Migrant Workers
  • Competition Law Concerns in times of COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Gender Dimension of COVID-19 and rise in domestic violence
  • Right to reproductive health care during times of crisis
  • Impact of COVID-19 on service delivery in education and related challenges
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Data Privacy and Protection
  • Right to privacy and contact tracing during COVID-19
  • Force Majeure  and COVID 19
  • Impact of COVID 19 on court proceedings
  • COVID-19, natural disasters and environmental concerns

Please send your articles (5000-6000 words )following the guidelines mentioned in our website at the latest by 30 September, 2020. Kindly include the abstract of the article in 150-200 words, 5 Keywords and a summary of the CV of the author in 100-150 words. Details of submission are on the webpage. You should submit the articles through

 http://journals.christuniversity.in/index.php/culj/login

 (submit articles only through this link)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: SEPTEMBER 30th  2020