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Legal News & Views

Legal News & Views, holding the distinction of being India’s oldest monthly legal magazine, has completed 22 years of its publication this year. The publication of the magazine preceded India’s formal attempt to institutionalise programmes for legal aid. Thus, its publication and other related activities in the Institute have a pioneering position. The primary objective of the magazine is to inform the common populace, in easy and simple language, about its legal rights. The contents of the magazine are divided into different categories like rights of workers, rights of women, rights of SC/STs, rights of children, rights of consumers etc. In addition to relevant articles, the magazine carries important judgements and news pertaining to these categories. The idea behind the dissemination of legal information, through the magazine, is not only to make the reader aware of the law but also about the power of law and how it can be used to protect and promote the fundamental rights of people.

Editorial Board
Dr. M.P. Raju, Advocate, Supreme Court
Mr. Jose Kavi, Editor, UCAN
Mr. K.S. Bhati, Advocate, Supreme Court
Mr. Vidya Bhushan Rawat, Journalist & Social Activist
Mr. Sanjay Jain, Principal, ILS, Law College, Pune

Editorial Team
Ravi Sagar: Editor
Bokali Kasho: Associate Editor
Ruben Minj: Layout & Design


LNV is a non-thematic magazine. Generally, it carries material on current developments in the field of law, justice, and policy having a bearing on the human rights of marginalized people.

The Editorial Team invites you all – Authors, Academicians, Researchers, Policy Makers, Advocates, and Students – to contribute your articles for publication in our monthly magazine “Legal News and Views” (LNV) which is published by the Indian Social Institute. The magazine has been in circulation for over 40 years.  Its primary objective is to inform the common populace, in easy and simple language, about its legal rights and present a theory, practice, analysis, views, and research findings on issues and developments which is relevant to our current and future society and environment.

We encourage authors to cover new developments and invite innovative and stipulating articles. The use of references and/or endnotes is strongly encouraged, as they increase the relevance and significance of an article. The author is responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions for quoted or borrowed material. Kindly note that all articles will be checked for plagiarism. The word count of the article should be approximately 1200-1500 words. The topics mentioned below are the themes lined up for the year 2021.

  • Food Safety and Food Security (June – 2021);
  • International Justice (July – 2021);
  • Rights of Indigenous People (August – 2021);
  • Peace and Non-Violence (September – 2021);
  • Mental Health (October – 2021);
  • Law day / Constitution Day (November – 2021);
  • Consumer Rights (December – 2021).

The final decision for publication of an article is made by the Editorial Board of the magazine. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, it must not be published in any periodical elsewhere without the permission of the Editor. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has neither been published nor submitted for publication, in whole or in part, either in a serial, professional journal or as a part in a book which is formally published and made available to the public. The Editor reserves the right to edit, shorten, revise the article or request the author to do so. The views expressed in the articles shall be solely those of the author.

The Indian Social Institute does not pay any Submission or Acceptance fee for manuscripts submitted for publication.

All submissions/correspondence in this regard should be directed to chrldelhi2019@gmail.com


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