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About O.P. Jindal Global University

The Jindal Society of International Law is a student-led initiative at O.P. Jindal Global University. It is supported by its acclaimed advisors and undertakes many initiatives to encourage more conversations and engagement with international law as well as instill a passion for the arena before students venture into the sphere as legal professionals.

About Call For Blogs

The International Legal Consortium is a student-run blog, an initiative by the Jindal Society of International Law, that seeks to address various issues and provide solutions, opinions, and approaches to the international legal order.
International Legal Consortium cordially invites students, faculty members, and academicians of Jindal Global University and all international law enthusiasts from law universities across India to submit their blogs.


They cordially invite students, faculty members, and academicians of Jindal Global University and all international law enthusiasts from law universities across India to submit their blogs. They also invite legal practitioners, professionals, researchers, and other enthusiasts to contribute to the academic discourse as well.


The Jindal Society of International Law (JSIL) invites blog pieces for its upcoming blog. As the foremost International Law society at Jindal Global University (JGU), the blog invites high-quality pieces focused on Public International Law (PIL), Private International Law, International Human Rights Law (IHRL), International Relations (IR), International Humanitarian law (IHL), Investment Law, Commercial Arbitration, along with other emerging fields in International Law.

Formatting Guidelines

  • Submissions must be made on a Word file (.doc or .docx format). The blog piece must be written on an A4 sheet with normal margins (2.54 cm on each side) and further, the document should not have borders.
  • The text of the submission must be in font size 12, Times New Roman. Headings and sub-headings can be in font size 14, Times New Roman. Further, the use of all caps and small caps is permitted for headings and sub-headings. Line spacing must be 2.0 (double-spaced).
  • Any picture or similar visual representations, if submitted, must be copyright-free.

Citation and HyperLinks

All sources and research must be hyperlinked. At the end of the sentence/word to be cited, the last word must be hyperlinked to showcase the source referred to. No endnotes, footnotes, or speaking notes are permitted. Authors are requested to consider all technical requirements as would be appropriate for a blog piece. All sources, primary and secondary, must be cited under the following framework:

  • Primary Sources (statutory instruments, conventions, treaties, other international instruments, national and international case laws) – Wherever mentioned, the hyperlink should enable the reader to access the relevant document online.
  • Secondary Sources (journal articles, opinion pieces, blogs, newspaper articles, etc.) – If it is an open-access article, the hyperlink must enable the reader to access the corresponding article. If the article is not open-access, then the hyperlink should redirect the reader to the web page through which the article can be potentially accessed.
  • Other Sources (guidelines by international bodies like the Human Rights Committee, governmental reports, reports by international organizations, etc.) – Hyperlink should redirect the reader to the corresponding sources’ web page.
    The essence of the above guidelines is to enable the reader to easily access the source cited and referred to.: For example, consider the following passage. “Human Rights Treaties confer on States a two-fold obligation, a negative obligation to refrain from violating covenant rights, and a positive obligation to take steps to guarantee rights. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“ICCPR”) recognizes the right to free speech under Article 19 and also prohibits hate speech under Article 20. The same has been recognized by the Human Rights Committee (“HRC”) in its General Comment 34. State parties to the covenant can only restrict the right to free speech if the sanction imposed on the individual is in harmony with the three-part test. It was reaffirmed by the HRC in the case of Svetik vs Belarus (2004) that any restriction on Article 19 must satisfy all 3 prongs, it must be provided by law, it must be in pursuance of a legitimate aim, and finally must be necessary for a democratic society. The Indian Supreme Court has previously recognized India’s obligations under Articles 19 and 20, and further, the need for Indian domestic law to be in harmony with its covenant obligations.”

Please note that the above passage is in no way reflective of the qualitative expectations from the authors. It is merely showcasing an ideal method of citations and referencing appropriate for the ILCB.

Submission Guidelines

  • Each submission will go through an extensive review process with reference to the peer review scoresheet attached above. A piece may be accepted, rejected, or accepted but with recommendations.
  • Authors can expect a reply from the reviewer within 4-8 weeks of the submission of the blog piece. However, some delay may be expected because of the number of submissions to the blog.
  • All blogs submitted must be original and non-plagiarised. Any blogs with plagiarism of more than 30% would be immediately rejected.
  • Any blog piece published at the ILCB shall not be published at any other forum or platform. Copyrights of all entries shall exclusively be vested with JGU.
  • The decision of the editorial board with regard to publishing in the blog shall be final and binding, and further, no appeals shall be allowed against it.

Submission Procedure

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