Tuesday, June 21, 2016


The ABA SIL International Human Rights Committee invites submissions for the 3rd issue of its new publication, CLARION: The IHRC Journal of Human Rights (aka “The Clarion”)!

The Theme of this issue is: HUMAN RIGHTS TO WATER.

Key Dates
  • Abstract & Bio Deadline: February 10, 2017
  • Paper & Publication Agreement Deadline: March 1, 2017
  • Who can submit a paper?  The Clarion seeks articles and submissions of high quality that can serve to educate, inform and challenge our readership. Submissions should meet high professional standards, commensurate with the importance of human rights and the need to ensure these rights for all.
    • Subject Matter: Human rights to Water. When you submit your abstract, Publications Vice-Chairs will reach out to discuss your topic.
    • Global: Submissions from all countries are welcomed!
    • Language: All submissions must be made in English (US or UK). Contributing Authors may  also submit a second copy of the paper in their native language with a request that both papers be published. A decision on such a requests will be made by the Journal Editors on a case-by-case basis.
  • We want diversity: The Clarion encourages submissions from diverse interdisciplinaries, including but not limited to: legal professionals, human rights advocates, law school students, scholars, researchers, educators, journalists, photojournalists, medical practitioners, humanitarian aid workers, social entrepreneurs, environmentalist, technology experts, grassroot activists, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, IGOs, law firms, and governmental agencies and employees.
  • Length of Paper: 500-1500 words approximately. Submissions longer than six pages will not be considered, unless approved by journal editors in advance.
  • Abstract: FEBRUARY 10, 2017 The abstract should include your name, contact information, topic or title of submission, and a paragraph (4-6 sentences) that outlines the purpose and/or areas that will be covered by your submission.
  • Citation format: Please refer to the THE BLUEBOOK: A Uniform System of Citation (Online Version) for instructions on how to cite primary and secondary resources.
  • Contributing Author Guidelines: The Contributing Author Guidelines provide an overview of the ABA SIL publication policies. The type of submission (e.g., legal article, commentary, book review, photojournal essay, etc.) will determine the standard of review employed by the Journal Editors. There may be deviations from or exceptions to these rules based on the type of submission. Nevertheless, all contributing authors should carefully read the guidelines to ensure that applicable journal policies are respected. Contact the Journal Editors if you have questions regarding the guidelines.
  • Publication Agreement: All contributing authors must complete and submit the IHRC Journal Publication Agreement. The Publication Agreement must be submitted with the paper by March 1, 2017.
  • Bios: All contributing authors must submit a 50-word bio with their paper. See the Contributing Authors Guidelines for instructions on how to cite biographical information as a footnote in your paper.  The deadline to submit your bio is February 10, 2017, with your abstract.

Submission Instructions: (1) Carefully proofread your paper, including all footnotes and citations. We further recommend that you allow at least one disinterested or otherwise objective person to proofread your paper. (2) Submit your paper via email to the Journal Editors at IHRCpubs@gmail.com. Be sure to include your bio and the journal publication agreement.

Papers selected for publication may appear in digital format and/or in print. Both members and non-members of the ABA Section of International Law will be able to access the journal through the IHRC’s webpage and blog. Certain papers may be eligible for section publications or selected as topics for committee hosted events, including teleconference and seasonal or regional conference programs.

Deadline: All papers for Winter 2017 Edition must be submitted to the Journal Editors no later than March 1, 2017.

Key Dates
  • Abstract & Bio Deadline: February 10, 2017
  • Paper & Publication Agreement Deadline: March 1, 2017

Questions/ Contact
Contact Journal Editors at IHRCpubs@gmail.com if you have any questions about the above information.

Thanks and good luck to all contributing authors!

ABA SIL International Human Rights Committee

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