CALL FOR PAPERS for“ELCOP Year Book on Human Rights”

Ref.:- ELCOP/ 20th HRSS / CFP / 071414/….

Call for Papers

For ‘ELCOP Year Book on Human Rights

Dedicated to 20th Human Rights Summer School (HRSS)

Dear Sir/Madam,

Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) is going to organize the 20th Human Rights Summer School (HRSS) on ‘Human Rights and Rebellious Lawyering’ in the month of September 2019. Carrying forward the legacy of HRSS, ELCOP has initiated efforts for the 16th HRSS Publication.

Since 2015, there are two major changes that ELCOP would like to draw your attention, first, the HRSS publication is named as ‘ELCOP Year Book on Human Rights’ and second, there is a separate section at the end of the journal exclusively reserved for law students.  

For ages, in the name of tradition and culture, women are subjected to violence. They are deprived of the reasonable standard of living, access to decent work and public services, the right to leisure and rest. Child marriages are still the norm in many areas, women and girls are trafficked into forced labour and sex slavery. They are denied access to education and political participation, and a section is trapped in conflicts where rape is perpetrated as a weapon of war. The instances of death related to pregnancy and childbirth are high, and women are thwarted from making personal choices in their private lives.

Women’s rights in Bangladesh have been an issue for decades. One of the main reasons for this problem is the religion of the country. Now the government is starting to put rules in order to protect and grant women more rights.  As of today there are three laws that are set in place for women, Anti-Dowry Prohibition Act of 1980, Cruelty of Women Law of 1983 and the Women and Children Repression Act of 2000. These laws have helped women out, but they are not strongly enforced, therefore, there are still many issues that are not taken care of. The main reason for why these rules are not being strongly enforced is because of religious conflicts. On the hand, Bangladesh is a party to CEDAW, ICCPR, ICESCR, Geneva Conventions, ILO, Refugee Conventions and many treaties under which the country is responsible for protection of women’s rights as human beings.  Therefore, the aim of this HRSS is to provide a platform to deliberate various conventional and contemporary issues challenging the protection of women’s rights.

The HRSS maintaining theme-line, ‘Human Rights and Women’ may be construed in the following subheadings:

  • Women’s Rights and Personal Law.
  • Feminine Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Gender-Biased Legislation.
  • Preventing discrimination, exploitation, and abuse of Women migrant’s workers.
  • Perspectives on Terrorism and Religious Extremism.
  • Rights of Women in Conflict Zones.
  • Religion and Women Rights.
  • Trafficking in Women and Protection Mechanism.
  • Revisiting Roles of Government Agencies from a Human Rights Perspective
  • Role of NGOs (Global/Regional/Local) in Protection of Women Rights.
  • Women’s Economic Security and Rights.
  • Judicial Activism and Women Empowerment.
  • Can Laws Protect Women’s Rights Successfully?
  • Role of Human Rights Culture in Preventing Terrorism.
  • Embryo Ethics and Women’s Rights.
  • Surrogacy and Women’s Rights.
  • Reproductive Technologies and Rights of Women.
  • Development vs. Women’s Rights.
  • Women’s Rights in Cyberspace.

The paper should be written in between 5000-8,000 words excluding footnotes.   

Presentation and Style Information

The publication will follow the Oxford Referencing Style. You can have a copy from internet as well. Footnotes should be collated at the end of each page. Footnotes to the title and author(s)’ names should be designated as *, † etc. Footnotes to the text should be designated as 1, 2, 3 etc. The asterisked footnote should give the author’s position, institutional address and any brief acknowledgements if required.


It is a condition of HRSS Publications that authors’ grant an exclusive license to ELCOP permitting it to reproduce and/or disseminate the author’s contribution or elements of it (e.g. abstract, metadata). In signing the license the authors retain the right to use their own material and ELCOP asks that HRSS Publication is acknowledged as the original place of publication.

Submission Deadline and Rules

You should send a single hard copy of your manuscript. The envelope should be marked as “Submission for ELCOP Year Book on Human Rights” on the top. The Deadline for sending your manuscript is: 30th July, 2017.

Articles should also be submitted as an electronic form (in word format) either in CD or as an email attachment to

All submissions should be accompanied by a statement that the material is not under consideration elsewhere, and that it has not been published or is not pending publication elsewhere.

Yours Truly,

Tapas Kanti Baul, Barrister-at-Law

Executive Director

Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP)

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