Call for Papers for Volume 9 Issue 2 of the RSRR Journal

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The RGNUL Student Research Review (RSRR) is a bi-annual, student-run, blind peer-reviewed legal journal based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. 

About RSRR

The RGNUL Student Research Review (RSRR) Journal is a bi-annual, student-run, blind peer-reviewed, flagship journal based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. It was founded with the objective of facilitating arguments in black and white. 

Call for Papers

The Editorial Board invites submissions from academicians, practitioners, legal luminaries, and students on the theme Instrumentalising Arbitration: Innovation, Interaction and Impact” Serving as a global economic powerhouse, arbitration is not a foreign concept to India as an alternative method of dispute resolution. The Arbitration and Conciliation Act of 1996 came into effect at a time when it was praised for modernizing the legal landscape of Indian arbitration by making it more adaptable to modern needs and foreseeing collaboration between the judicial and arbitral processes while also limiting court intrusion. However, decades after the Act’s implementation, numerous critiques exposing its limitations and bottlenecks have exposed its failures in transforming India’s status to that of a global arbitration hub. 
In light of recent developments in the arbitration sector, RSRR seeks to delve into the theme,  to review and analyse the present legal and policy framework in light of the everyday developments in the sector.      The primary objective behind this theme is to provide a platform for legal analysis, insightful commentary, and in-depth analysis that can bridge the gap between pertinent legal developments in the sector and the likelihood of their actual implementation which, in turn, will improve the discourse about such contentious issues  
We welcome submissions from legal practitioners, academicians, students, and members of the legal fraternity.  
For more details, kindly refer to the link for the ‘Call for Papers’ attached, herein. 


RSRR invites submissions on the following sub-themes: 
              I.  International Investment Arbitration: Interaction, Innovation and Impact  
1.  Investor-State Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Derogation from Protection  
2.  Interpretation of Most Favoured Nation Clauses vis-a-vis Substantive and Procedural Provisions  
3. Negotiations and Renegotiations of ‘Mega-regionals’4. Protection from Expropriation and the ‘Right to Regulate’

 II. Contours of Public Policy: Scaling the Indian Arbitration Scenario

1.  Fraud as a Ground for Arbitrability  
2.  Emergency Arbitration in India   
3.  Two-Tier Arbitration in India  
4.  Limitation Period Issues in Arbitration Proceeding  
5. Validity of Pre-arbitral Dispute Resolution Clauses

III. International Commercial Arbitration: Reimagining the Practise

1.  New Perspectives on Allocation of Costs in ICA    
2.  International Commercial Arbitration and Technology: Challenges of the New Perspective  
3. Delocalisation of Arbitral Practice: Against the Principle of Lex Loci Arbitri?4.  Making a Case for Punitive Damages in ICA5.  Jurisdiction-specific Issues: The Need for Comprehensive Legal Reforms6.  Summary Determinations in International Commercial Arbitration

IV. Mapping New Horizons in Dispute Settlement: Latest Trends and Sectors

1.  Reconciling Cross-Border Insolvency with ICA   
2.  Industry-specific issues in Arbitration (e.g., maritime, construction, oil, and gas, etc.)  
3.  International Arbitration as an Instrument of Economic Development  

Note: The above-mentioned sub-themes and sub-points are only illustrative and not exhaustive, and the authors are free to write upon any other sub-theme, provided they fall within the broad ambit of this journal’s theme.

Submission Categories

The RSRR invites papers under the following categories: –
·       Articles (5,000 to 10,000 words) 
·       Short Notes (3,500 to 5,000 words) 
·       Case Comments (2,000 to 4,000 words) 
·       Legislative Comments (2,500 to 4,000 words) 
·       Normative Law Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words)

Instructions for Authors

1.     All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, spacing 1.5. 
2.    All footnotes shall be in Garamond 10, single-spaced, and should conform to the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) mode of citation

3.     Margins: Left 1 Inch and Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch (A4). 
4.     The word limit is exclusive of all the footnotes.
5.     Co-authorship is allowed for up to 2 authors.   
6.     All submissions must include an abstract of a maximum of 250 words.
8.     All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter in a separate document stating the details of the author(s).
9.     All entries should be submitted in .doc/ .docx format only. 
10.    The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or views stated in the submitted paper. In case of any plagiarism found in the contents of the submitted paper, the Manuscript shall be subject to rejection.

Submission Procedure

The abstracts and the papers must be mailed to, with the subject “Submission for Volume 9, Issue 2 – Type of Submission (Article/ Short Note/ Case Comment/ Normative Law Articles)”. 

The submissions of abstracts and papers should accompany a cover letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number, and email for future reference in the mail body itself. 


The deadline for final paper submission, including the abstract, is by 11th February 2023 by 11:59 P.M.


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