E-Conference on Public Health: Policy, Law and Rights perspective


One Day National E-Conference on Public Health: Policy, Law and Rights perspective


Concept paper and Guidelines for Submission of the paper

Public Health: Policy, Law and Rights Perspectives


The New World Order that emerged after World War II predominantly based on the fundamental principles of peace and security to human kind. The foundational concepts of Human Rights are embedded with in the objectives of the UN Charter. The prime objective of the UN Charter is to secure peace and to provide protection to the people of the globe. However, over a period of 70 years, the world has witnessed several changes in the form of decolonization, Cold War, end of multiculturalism, resurgence of unilateralism and nationalism, growing economic inequality and increasing violence, climate change and problems related to the health global community. Currently we are experiencing the major pandemic, which challenging the existing normative framework of law, policy and rights.

Over a period of 70 years the international community have endeavored to expand the concept of Human Rights in civil, political and economic dimensions of the life of peoples. Stepping beyond the conventional dimensions of right to life, rights against racial discrimination or even torture, commencing from the 1970’s, the right to environment, right to health, gender and LGBT rights have increasingly gained acceptance as fundamental to human existence. Many a parliaments and courts across the world enforce these through enabling legislation.

We are witnessing the emergence of a holistic appreciation that goes beyond conventional understanding of rights and duties – of the states as well as individuals. It is the endeavor of collective human conscience that is liberating us from the shackles of our skewed understanding on Human Rights. They have also negated the belief that rights are what a sovereign deigns to give or what the society merely aspires to achieve. This phenomena is even redefining the notion of citizenship.

The current COVID-19, debates on Human Rights again occupy the center stage in view of enforced lockdowns. The developments, which took place during lockdown, challenged the human rights regime, such as migrants’ movements in India and their conditions. The treatment and response from the state and governments towards the vulnerable population put to a question. The measures to control the pandemic, including that of developing and distributing vaccines to the least developed countries and vulnerable population is raising questions of discrimination impinging on the concept of social justice.

In view of the above, Electronic Journal of Social and Strategic Studies (EJSSS) together with VIT-AP School of Law are coming together to host a webinar with the objective of exploring the concept of public health as a human rights precept.


The webinar aims to look at legal provisions and policy measures and their adequacy concerning public health in India.

Broad Subjects for Debate

The webinar will focus on the following:

  • National and International policy, law and Rights debates on public health during pandemic
  • Constitutional Mandate in India and the role of State as provider of public health
  • Legal and Policy regimes in India concerning public health during Pandemic
  • Response from the Judiciary towards public health policy and
  • Institutional Mechanism and their responses


Professors of Law, Senior Public Health Officials or preferably State/Central Ministry Official and specifically student-presenters from VIT-AP and academic and research institutions across India

Dean VIT-AP School of Law is requested to identify and invite speakers


Law School graduates, postgraduates, researchers, activists and well meaning & socially minded general public.


Dean, VIT-AP School of Law and Editor-in-Chief of EJSSS will co-host the webinar. The webinar will be conducted on Google Meet platform owned by the Journal. The recording will be hosted on the journal’s YouTube Channel.


10th April 2021.

Call for papers

Sub themes of the seminar

1. Public health and policy perspectives

2. Public health: Legal and Rights Perspectives

Above themes are only illustrative but not exhaustive.
The paper presenters may select topic covered under the Main theme.

Call for Papers

Research Papers are invited from faculties, Lawyers, Research scholars and students on any sub thematic areas or it could be submitted on the main theme in general. Selected Quality research paper will be published in Electronic Journal of Social and Strategic Studies

Guidelines for Submission of Research Paper: –

  1. The first page of the article should contain full name of authors with designation and correspondence address. (Both Institution and residential)
  2. The research must be original in nature and is neither published nor under consideration for publication anywhere else.
  3. It is mandatory to mention a valid email and mobile number.
  4. The abstract should not be more than 200-250 words and it should adequately describe the work and highlight its significance. Avoid the use of abbreviations and references in the abstract. The abstract should be followed by relevant keywords (at least seven key words).
  5. The main paper (Manuscripts) should contain minimum 3000 words and should not normally exceed more than 8000 words (including graphs & charts).
  6. Article should be typed in Times New Roman, Font 12, English, with a one and half space and single column with 1” Margin on a A4 size Paper. The Page numbers are NOT to be given since the journal pages are serially numbered. Please avoid header/footer. All headings & sub headings must be in bold letters.
  7. Footnotes, italics, and quotation marks should be kept to the minimum.
  8. Research paper must be submitted in MS WORD (2003/2007) and newer versions.
  9. Style of Citation: – Journal accepts citations only in APA 6th Edition format.
  10. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has been neither published nor submitted for publication, either in whole or in part, in a professional journal or as a part in a book which is formally published or for internal purposes in any institution, and made available to the public. For the mutual benefit and protection of authors and publisher, it is necessary that authors provide formal written consent to publish and transfer of copyright through a Copyright Form before publication of the work. Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication, a Copy Right Form shall be mailed to the author. Only on receipt of a signed Copy Right form from the author, actual publication shall be effected.
  11. Graphs, Charts or Tables must be limited in number (as appropriate to the object of the paper). The title of the table should be placed above the table. They must be serially numbered with their Source mentioned at the Left Bottom of the Graph, Chart or Table. Papers without citing the source of these are liable to be rejected. They must also be referred to in the text preceding the graph, chart or table.
  12. All the tables, charts, graphs, diagrams should be in black and not in colors, to the extent possible or appropriate.

Email Id for submission of Abstract and Manuscripts: –

Abstract and Manuscripts should be send to submission.ejss@gmail.com

Important Dates
Last date for submission of Abstract: – 20th March 2021.
Intimation of acceptance of Abstract: – 25th March 2021.
Last date for submission of Manuscripts: – 5th April 2021.
Conference:- 10th April 2021.



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