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About NLU Odisha

The National Law University Odisha was established by Odisha Act IV of 2008 and has been imparting legal education since 2009 and known for its high standard of legal education and community outreach programmes.

It has been running a Child Rights Centre since 2014 with support from UNICEF and has carried on various researches and made suggestions for policy change. Recently it has adopted few villages in its close proximity to convert them into Child Friendly Villages.

About ASCR

The “Annual Survey of Child Rights” will be published as a book (Volume with ISBN no.) entitled, “Latest Developments of Child Rights in India- A Critical Appraisal” to be released during the ISCI conference by NLUO.

ASCR aims to provide a comprehensive platform for presenting critical research and practical policy development in the field of child rights. It also seeks to identify viable solutions to existing issues and challenges, while reflecting upon diverse perspectives.

By upholding the rights of children enshrined in various international human rights and child rights instruments as well as in various laws enacted in India including the Constitution, we acknowledge that children are individuals with their own distinct needs, perspectives, and capacities. Surveying the rights of children leads to a better understanding of their realities and experiences.

It enables informed decision-making and supports efforts towards the realization of desired outcomes for ensuring their well-being. Addressing child rights is not just a legal and moral obligation but also an ethical imperative. Children deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, and fairness, ensuring their voices are heard and their best interests are prioritized.


  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and Protocols
  • International Child Protection and Welfare Framework
  • Children’s Right to Environment
  • Children in Conflict Situation
  • Children affected by Natural Disasters
  • Child Rights to Health and Hygiene
  • Children’s Right to Education
  • Offences against Children
  • Children in Conflict with Law
  • Children in Need of Care and Protection
  • Adoption of Children
  • Family and Alternative Care
  • Children with Disabilities
  • Child Labour
  • Child Protection in the Digital Age
  • Child Marriage
  • Teen Pregnancies, Mother’s health, and Mother Mortality
  • Child Trafficking
  • Child Budgeting in India
  • Child Advocacy
  • Welfare Schemes for Children
  • Children of Women Prisoners
  • Sexual offences against children under the POCSO Act

Submission Guidelines

Submission Category: Submissions are requested as book chapters with similar outlines on the above- mentioned themes as follows-

Scheme of the chapters /chapter outline- Each of the chapters should be focused on the selected themes with a focus on the most recent developments with respect to child rights in the last couple of years and critical analysis covering the following aspects-

International instruments

Domestic laws

White papers, policy statements, commissions’ committee’s reports

Relevant decisions of the court

Critical appraisal of the latest development in summary/conclusion.

Word Count: The word count for the book chapters is 6000-10, 000 words

Submission Guidelines: All manuscripts must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • It should contain an abstract of not more than 250-300 words excluding the keywords.
  • The citation style should conform to the rules prescribed in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edn.)
  • The manuscript must be in Times New Roman, the main body text should be in font size 12 and the footnotes in size 10. The line spacing for the main text should be 1.5, and 1.0 for the footnotes
  • The submissions should be made in MS Word format (.doc). The submissions must not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties.
  • Manuscripts not in conformity with these guidelines may be rejected at the sole discretion of the Editorial Board.

Important dates

  • Submission of Abstract- 1st November 2023
  • Communication of Acceptance of Abstract- 8th November 2023
  • Submission of Full Paper – 4th December 2023

General Guidelines

  • Authors must submit their original work. Plagiarized submissions will be rejected.
  • All manuscripts must be accompanied by:
  • A cover letter with the name(s) of the author(s), official designation institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript and contact information (correspondence address, email, phone number etc).
  • A Certificate that the paper submitted is a piece of original and bona fide research work and has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • Co-authorship only up to two is permitted.
  • Contributions should be in the English language only.


For any queries, please mail to- ccr@nluo.ac.in


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