Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006). The University has been ranked among the top 10 law schools in India in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) and has been providing undergraduate and post-graduate legal education since then. It is considered one of the best national law schools in India built on the five-year law degree model proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of India.


The Centre for Advanced Study in International Humanitarian Law (CASH) is an esteemed research Centre of the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, which is dedicated to research in the field of International Humanitarian Law (IHL). It aims to ensure creating awareness and interest among the students and promoting teaching and research in the area of IHL. The Centre aims to update the community with the latest developments in this sector via its blog posts, certificate courses, newsletters, and interviews of experts on contemporary developments in the field of International Humanitarian Law.


  1. Early and late-stage students and academics

  2. Development sector professionals with demonstrable research experience and interest in Indian law and policymaking

  3. Practising lawyers and legal professionals


The competition has no thematic restraints, but the submission must conform to the issues related to Humanitarian law and armed conflicts. Hence the submissions are expected on a variety of topics relevant to international law, a few themes are listed below for reference.

  • The Duty to Protect by Military Force: Developing Standards for Humanitarian Intervention?

  • Personnel Protection in Peace Operations: The Safety Convention’s Function in the Context of General International Law

  • Protecting the Environment vis-à-vis Armed Conflict – The Role of Multilateral Environmental Agreements

  • An analysis of the effectiveness and legality of using biological weapons during conflicts under international humanitarian law

  • International Humanitarian Law: Terrorism and counter-terrorism

  • Even wars have limits: The normative framework of IHL

  • Interfaith coexistence: Together and Forever

  • Sexual Violence: An inevitable aspect of armed conflict

  • Humanitarian crises and rights of personals


  • The subject and theme of the blog should deal with any contemporary topic related to international humanitarian law. We expect the submissions to be of interpretive, exploratory, and non-descriptive style.

  • All submissions must be in Times New Roman, Font size 12, Spacing 1.5, Justified. The word limit should range between 1000-1500 words.

  • References should be incorporated in the body of the article itself through hyperlinks. No endnotes or footnotes shall be used.

  • Co-authorship of a maximum of 2 is permitted.

  • We follow a strict no-plagiarism policy. Articles with more than 10 per cent plagiarized content shall be summarily rejected. The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions, or views stated in the submitted Manuscript.

  • The manuscripts must be submitted on cashblogseries@gmail.com. All entries should be submitted in .doc or.docx format and the file must be titled “CASH- Blog submission.”

  • Copyright of all published blog posts shall remain with the Centre. All Moral Rights shall vest with the author(s).

  • While submitting the blog, the author shall mention a declaration in the mail as follows: “If selected for publication, the author gives the copyright of the work to the Centre. The author also declares that this is the original and unpublished work of the author(s).”


In case of any queries, you can write a mail to cashblogseries@gmail.com with the subject “Query for blog” or contact:

Mr Aviral Mishra (Student Convenor, CASH) at + 91-7985026059.

Ms Manvee Sharma at +91- 8619634658

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