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Call for Papers for Special Issue on Child Rights and Globalization

Law, Social Justice and Global Development is an innovative new electronic law journal covering a range of topics relating to legal issues surrounding the impact of globalisation on social development. This coming issue is edited by Prof. Asha Bajpaj of the TATA Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, and will focus on the impact of globalization on child rights.  

The journal Law, Social Justice and Global Development, published at the University of Warwick, UK, seeks submissions for peer-reviewed and non-refereed articles for publication in a forthcoming special issue on Child Rights, Law and Emerging Challenges. This special issue of the LGD will be edited by Professor Asha Bajpai of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Center for Socio Legal Studies and Human Rights, Mumbai, India and will focus on the impact of globalization on child rights.


There is a clear need to examine globalization and its impact from a child rights perspective. This special issue will critically re-examine the current theory, law, policy and practice of child rights and the potential for more child sensitive globalization. There is in particular the need to consider the potential for concurrent action on domestic and international fronts, comprising policy changes, specific child-focused programmes, and child sensitive laws and initiatives. In this respect the Convention constitutes a benchmark, yet it is also necessary to question whether the Convention and its implementation produce social justice for children.

Contributions are welcome on any topics related to the theme of childrens’ rights, law and global development. The LGD especially welcomes contributions from scholars, child rights advocates, researchers, practitioners, activists and other professionals working in the area of children,in developing countries, transitional economies and international organisations.

Full papers must be submitted for peer review before 30 November 2009. Please note that each paper will be reviewed by two referees in the field of the paper’s subject matter. Submissions of articles on the above topics for publication as non-refereed pieces are also welcome. These should take the form of commentaries, reports on contemporary developments and/or recently-held conferences and events, case summaries and analyses, and book reviews. Non-refereed papers should be submitted by 31 December 2009.

Anyone interested in submitting an article and wishing to clarify substantive issues relating to the scope of the article should contact Prof. Asha Bajpai at For all other inquiries, please contact Sabrina Zheng at Articles may be sent via email to:

For more details about sumbissions and suggested topics, see the call for papers.




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Published Aug. 19, 2009 11:53 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:04 PM
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