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Call for Contributions: Special-Edition Journal, Pakistan

July 15, 2022

The Centre for Human Rights at the University College in Lahore, Pakistan, seeks contributions for a special-edition thematic journal on women’s marriage rights in Pakistan.

This year’s special edition journal aims to advance the research and academic literature on barriers to women’s understanding and enjoyment of their legal rights in marriage and encourage creative solutions to protect and promote marriage rights for all Pakistani women, regardless of religion.
This journal will be peer-reviewed and published in collaboration with our partners, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative. The final publication will be launched at a dedicated symposium including local and international experts scheduled for Fall 2022, where authors will formally present and discuss their articles in Lahore, Pakistan.
Submissions can be made on any of the following research questions and issues; however, this is not an exhaustive list, and authors are free to formulate other stimuli for research on the theme:
Analysis of the legal and policy frameworks for women’s marriage rights in Pakistan Discussion of judicial precedent promoting women’s marriage rights in Pakistan Intersectional analysis of legal, social, and/or economic barriers to protection of women’s marriage rights in Pakistan
Submissions Guidelines
We invite the submission of abstracts from both scholars and professionals. The abstracts must not exceed 500 words. The abstracts should be accompanied by a brief author’s biography, which should not exceed 150 words.
Authors are encouraged to submit a select bibliography along with their abstracts. Authors must ensure that the abstracts are original and previously unpublished. Abstracts will be checked for plagiarism. If plagiarism is found, the submission will be disqualified. The abstracts must be on the thematic area of the journal: women’s marriage rights in Pakistan. The deadline for submission of abstracts is July 15, 2022. Abstracts, accompanied by an author’s biography, must be emailed to the following email address: info@cfhr.com.pk. The submitted abstracts will undergo an internal review and selection process. The authors of selected abstracts will be notified by August 1, 2022. Selected authors will then be invited to submit full papers by October 1, 2022. Final submissions should be between 8500 and 10,000 words total.
The Human Rights Review (HRR) was first published in 2012. The HRR aims to promote legal scholarship within Pakistan by providing a platform for both professionals and students. Since the initiation of this venture, seven volumes of the HRR have successfully been published online and in print.
Please submit any questions to Hamid M. Khan at hamid.murad.khan@gmail.com


July 15, 2022
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