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The Editorial Board of the RSRR invites submissions for the RSRR Blog Series on the theme “Regulating the E-Commerce Sector in India: A Work In Progress”

Background

The exponential growth of e-commerce as a mode of conducting business raises a number of regulatory issues and legal questions. Over the past few years, the digital economy has seen a significant increase in the number of e-commerce transactions. With the unprecedented growth of the online retail sector, the need to have an adequate policy to govern it has arisen. The need for such a policy led to contemplations on the Draft E-Commerce Policy of 2018 (“Policy”).

The Policy aims to fill the legal vacuum pertaining to the E-commerce sector and bring certainty regarding the legal requirements and factors that the E-Commerce sector has to keep in mind. It aims at creating a level playing field to ensure fair competition for online marketplaces with respect to brick-and-mortar retailers. To regulate the online marketplace the Policy addresses multiple issues/topics vis-à-vis e-commerce including consumer protection, data localization, competition-distorting M&A etc.

In 2019, certain new FDI Rules issued by Department of Industrial Policy and Planning (DIPP) have been introduced which have barred online marketplaces, with foreign investments, from selling products from sellers in which the online marketplaces hold a stake. The Rules inter-alia prevents the exclusive sale of a product on a particular online marketplace. These rules have stirred the market and concretized the dire need to have a stable regulatory framework to regulate e-commerce in India. The instant series aims to facilitate discussion on the comprehensive legislation and regulation for the e-commerce sector in India.

Sub-Themes
  • Anti-Competitive Practices in the E-Commerce sector w.r.t the Brick & Mortar retailers;
  • Issues around Taxability of E-Commerce transaction;
  • Consumer Protection: Grievance Redressal Mechanism under Indian Laws;
  • Content Regulations on E-Commerce platforms;
  • Draft E-commerce Policy 2018: An Analysis;
  • The Intellectual Property Debate related to E-Commerce;
  • Standard Contracts of E-Commerce vis a vis Indian Laws;
  • Liabilities under E-Commerce transactions
  • FDI policies related to E-Commerce;
  • Curbing the menace of frauds in E-Commerce transactions;
  • Consent Requirement: contractual freedom in E-Commerce sector.

The submissions are, however, not restricted to the aforesaid sub themes, provided they fall within the ambit of the main theme.

Instructions for Authors
  • All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, spacing 1.5.
  • All endnotes should be in Garamond 10, single-spaced.
  • Margins: Left 1.5 Inch, Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch.
  • Word Limit for each post is a maximum of 1500 words (Exclusive of endnotes).
  • Please ensure inclusion of endnotes instead of footnotes. A uniform style of Citation is necessary for acceptance.
  • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format.
Submission Guidelines and Procedure
  • All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, spacing 1.5.
  • All endnotes should be in Garamond 10, single-spaced.
  • Margins: Left 1.5 Inch, Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch.
  • Word Limit for each post is a maximum of 1500 words (exclusive of endnotes).
  • Please ensure inclusion of endnotes instead of footnotes. A uniform style of citation is necessary for acceptance.
  • The manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number, and e-mail for future reference. [Participants are requested to not put their name anywhere in the main manuscript]
  • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format.
  • The manuscripts must be e-mailed to submissionsrslr@rgnul.ac.in
  • The subject should be titled “Submission for RSRR Blog Series Issue”.
  • All selected entries shall be published on the RSRR Blog Series.
  • E-certificates will be awarded to the authors of each published blog.
  • Co-authorship of maximum of 2 is permitted.
  • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or views stated in the submitted Manuscript.
  • In the case of gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted manuscript, the manuscript shall be subject to rejection.
  • Copyright of all blog posts shall remain with RSRR. All Moral Rights shall vest with the author.
Deadline

The last date of submission is March 15, 2019.

Contact

In the case of any query, contact at submissionsrslr@rgnul.ac.in.

Furthermore, the following people can be contacted:

Managing Editor- Yavanika Shah (9872466478)

Executive Editors- Aryan Babele (9926041054)

Shrey Nautiyal (7988767598)

Call For PapersLaw School News

Theme: “Metamorphosis: From An Extensive To An Evolutionary Constitution”

The concept of Transformative Constitutionalism materializes at two levels. On one level, Transformative Constitutionalism facilitates the idea that the Grundnorm of the land itself is an evolving document. And this transformation is brought about either by an enactment amending the Constitution according to the needs and exigencies of the milieu, or by a new interpretation given to the letter of the Constitution by the courts in order to bring it in conformity with its spirit. On another level, this transformative document becomes a catalyst of societal change. It induces a change in the social and political institutions of a country towards a democratic, participatory and egalitarian direction.

The RSRR Journal invites papers for Volume 5 Issue 1 from academicians, practitioners, legal luminaries and students on the topic “Metamorphosis: From An Extensive To An Evolutionary Constitution”. A proposal on the said topic has been prepared by the Editorial Board of RSRR as attached with the mail.

Submission Categories

The RSRR invites papers under the following categories:

  • Articles (5,000 to 10,000 words)
  • Short Notes (3,000 to 8,000 words)
  • Case Comments (3,000 to 5,000 words)
  • Normative Law Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words)

Articles: A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues related to the theme of the Journal. The word limit for articles is between 5,000 to 10,000 words.

Short Notes: These should contain brief, terse and pointed arguments revolving around a specific, current issue or an issue of importance which may have not received due research. The word limit for short notes is between 3,000 to 8,000 words.

Case Comments: An academic writing that analyses or is a critique of a recent case. The word limit for commentaries is between 3,000 to 5,000 words.

Normative Law Articles: The Law Review will explore the opinion of students relating to the specific legislations involved in the theme of the Journal. It seeks to bring out a student’s view on how a particular Legislation or Legislative Provision should have been drafted to bring out clarity into the law. The article must first state briefly the Legislation/Legislative provision and then suggest what changes can be adopted in it. Should you have reason to believe that the particular legislation requires some amendments, you are welcome to DRAFT and/or AMEND the provisions or you can re-draft the entire law if so, be the requirement. Arguments must be logical and can take into account aspects such as Sociological, Political, and Economic implications of the law. Word Limit shall not exceed 5,000 words.

Instructions for Authors

  • All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, Spacing 1.5.
  • All footnotes should be in Garamond 10, single-spaced and should conform to the Standard Indian Legal Citation. (Get your free copy from http://www.silcmanual.org/ormail at rslr@rgnul.ac.in).
  • Margins: Left 1.5 Inch and Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch.
  • All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.
  • Co-authorship is allowed up to 2 authors.
  • All submissions must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 10% of the word limit subject to a maximum of 200-250 words.
  • The paper should be accompanied with a covering letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number and e-mail for future reference.
  • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format only.
  • The papers must be e-mailed at submissionsrslr@rgnul.ac.in, with the subject “Submission for Volume 5 Issue 1 – Type of Submission (Article/Short Note/Case Comment/Normative Law Articles)”.
  • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or views stated in the submitted paper. In case of any gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted paper, the Manuscript shall be subject to rejection.

Submission Deadline

The Last Date for submissions is 10th February, 2019 by 11:59 P.M. (Indian Standard Time).

Copyright

The RSRR Journal shall retain all the copyrights arising out of any publications and only the moral rights will vest with the author.

Contact

For more details about the RSRR, visit www.rsrr.in.

For any further queries, you can contact the Editorial Board at rslr@rgnul.ac.in.

Contact Us:

For any queries contact at rslr@rgnul.ac.in

The following people can be contacted:

Managing Editor: Yavanika Shah (9872466478)

Executive Editors: Aryan Babele (9926041054), Shrey Nautiyal (7988767598)

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