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NLIU-CRIL Journal of International Law and Policy (Volume III)

Submissions for papers are invited for NLIU-CRIL Journal of International Law and Policy (volume III). The last date of submission is February 15, 2024.

NLIU-CRIL is pleased to invite original and unpublished manuscripts for publication in its annual journal, CRIL Journal of International Law and Policy. This edition of the annual journal seeks to secure collaboration between students, research scholars, and professionals interested in international law, from across the world.

About NLIU

The National Law Institute University is a premier law school, and a centre for research located in Bhopal, India. Established in 1997 by the State of Madhya Pradesh, it is one of the first three law schools to have been established under the National Law University system.

About CRIL

The Centre for Research in International Law (CRIL) is one of the oldest student-run bodies at National Law Institute University, Bhopal, which was established with an aim to increase awareness of international law and policy in the academia.

Submission Categories & Requirements

  • The manuscripts may be submitted in the following manner (the below mentioned word limit is exclusive of the footnotes):
    • Long Article: 5000 – 8000 words;
    • Short Article: 3000 – 5000 words;
    • Case Note / Case Study: 1500 – 3000 words;
    • Book reviews: 1000 – 2000 words.
  • Co-authorship up to a maximum of two authors is permitted.
  • All manuscripts submitted must be original and unpublished. Plagiarism of content as well as that of an idea would lead to a direct rejection of the manuscript. The author(s) of the manuscript bear the responsibility of authorities, facts, or views instated in the manuscript.
  • The Executive Board of CRIL may, at its sole discretion, allow for manuscripts which do not substantially deviate from the given word limits to be considered for publication.

Submission Guidelines

  • Authors are encouraged to visit the CRIL Website for detailed submission guidelines.
  • The submitted document must include an abstract of 250-300 words in the beginning, highlighting the structure and the essence of the manuscript. The abstract is exclusive of the word limit of the manuscript.
  • Title of the manuscript should be formatted to Times New Roman, Bold, Font Size 16, with 1.5 line spacing, all caps, and a center alignment.
  • The main body of the manuscript should be formatted to Times New Roman, Font Size 12, with 1.5 line spacing, have 1-inch margin on all sides, and a justified alignment.
  • The footnotes should be formatted to Times New Roman, Font Size 10, with 1.0 line spacing, and a justified alignment.

Citation Standard

  • The footnotes must adhere to the standards of the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (4th ed., 2012) (OSCOLA 4th edition).
  • The authors are discouraged from using speaking or substantive footnotes.
  • Use of endnotes or hyperlinks would not be accepted.

How to Submit?

Interested candidates can submit entries via the link given at the end of the post.


The deadline to submit the manuscripts is 15th February, 2024 (11:59 PM, Indian Standard Time).


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