Special Issues

Laws runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Law and Children’s Decision-Making submission deadline 12 Dec 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1994 | Submission Open
Keywords: children’ s law; autonomy; consent; decision-making; children’ s decision-making; human rights; criminal law; health law; family law; child protection; developmental evidence; bioethics
Rule of Law and Human Mobility in the Age of the Global Compacts submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 14943 | Submission Open
Keywords: Asylum; Access to basic services; Border management; Externalization; Global Compact for Migration; Global Compact for Refugees; Human Rights; Migration Governance; Migrants in vulnerable situations; Migrant status; Non-Discrimination; Right to an effective remedy; Rule of Law; Soft Law
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Rights Issues)
Legal Framework for Contemporary EU Cybersecurity submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 392 | Submission Open
Keywords: cybersecurity law; CSIRT/CERT; certification scheme; vulnerabilities disclosure; secure data sharing; security incident handling and response; digital forensics
Emerging Legal Informatics and Legal Tech (LegalInfos) submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 440 | Submission Open
Critical Debates on Human Rights: Vulnerability, Marginality and Politics of Dispossession
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submission deadline 15 Jan 2023 | Viewed by 332 | Submission Open
Keywords: Critical human rights; Mobilities; Vulnerability; Marginality; Minorities; Refugees; Migrants; Non-status people; Stateless people; Global South
New Frontiers in Restorative Justice and Restorative Practice: Expanding ‘What Works’
edited by , James Simon and Becky Beard
submission deadline 15 Jan 2023 | 6 articles | Viewed by 11154 | Submission Open
Keywords: Restorative justice; Restorative practice; Criminal justice; Social justice; Conflict resolution; Problem solving; Reform Education; Young people; Prisons
(This special issue belongs to the Section Criminal Justice Issues)
Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
edited by Marcel Senn
submission deadline 16 Jan 2023 | Viewed by 375 | Submission Open
Keywords: philosophy and history of law; legal theory; epistemology; truth; justice
Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Access to Justice in the Modern Era submission deadline 31 Jan 2023 | Viewed by 315 | Submission Open
Keywords: access to justice; sustainable development goals; rule of law; legal aid; legal assistance and representation; fair trial; persons with disabilities; children; judicial vetting; artificial intelligence
New Horizons in Disability Law: Challenges and Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in Post-pandemic World submission deadline 15 Feb 2023 | Viewed by 228 | Submission Open
Keywords: persons with disabilities; right to legal capacity; accessibility; disability law; disability policies; inclusive education; political participation; digitalization; labor inclusion
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Rights Issues)
Critical Perspectives on Wildlife and Environmental Law and Its Enforcement
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submission deadline 28 Feb 2023 | Viewed by 337 | Submission Open
Keywords: Wildlife Law; Environmental Law; Green Criminology; International Law; International Criminal Law; Criminal Justice
(This special issue belongs to the Section Criminal Justice Issues)
Law and Cultural Heritage submission deadline 28 Feb 2023 | Viewed by 653 | Submission Open
Keywords: cultural heritage; cultural goods; art law
Technology and Economics Law in Energy Markets and Environmental Problems submission deadline 28 Feb 2023 | 4 articles | Viewed by 13641 | Submission Open
Keywords: environment law; technology law; economics law; national legislation; regulations; energy; society; manufacturing; industry; ecosystems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Law Issues)
Criminal Liability and Global Compliance
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submission deadline 28 Feb 2023 | Viewed by 95 | Submission Open
Keywords: corruption; corporate law; civil Law; punishments
(This special issue belongs to the Section Criminal Justice Issues)
Models of Law and in Law: Uses, Opportunities, and Risks submission deadline 15 Mar 2023 | Viewed by 922 | Submission Open
Keywords: models; modelling; decision making; reasoning; systems; machine learning; artificial intelligence; rational actor; behavioral economics; cognitive science; neuroscience
Environmental Legislation and Energy Transition
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submission deadline 31 Mar 2023 | Viewed by 87 | Submission Open
Keywords: energy transition; renewable energies; energy law; environmental legislation; environmental law; climate crisis; biodiversity crisis; European Union
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Law Issues)
Rights of Vulnerable People
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submission deadline 31 Mar 2023 | Viewed by 250 | Submission Open
Keywords: health law; vulnerable people; coercion; (human) rights; convention on the rights of persons with disabilities; discrimination; shortage of caregivers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Health Law Issues)
Police Corruption Prevention in Post-Conflict Societies
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submission deadline 31 Mar 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1551 | Submission Open
Keywords: police corruption; conflict studies; anticorruption; police reform; statebuilding; rule of law; corruption; human rights
Law, Financial Stability and Economy
edited by Lin Zhang
submission deadline 31 Mar 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 3299 | Submission Open
Keywords: Law  ; Financial Market; Stability; Economy  ; Development
Contemporary Issues Relating to International Child Abduction in Contemplation of the Eighth Special Commission into the Operation of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention (2023) submission deadline 21 Apr 2023 | Viewed by 120 | Submission Open
Keywords: international child abduction; 1980 Hague Convention; contemporary challenges; 8th Special Commission (2023)
Ambitions and Critiques of Restorative Justice Post COVID-19
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submission deadline 30 Apr 2023 | 3 articles | Viewed by 13706 | Submission Open
Keywords: COVID-19; ambitions of restorative justice; critiques of restorative justice; criminal justice policy; legislative reforms
Legal and Policy Responses for Addressing a World in Turmoil submission deadline 15 May 2023 | Viewed by 104 | Submission Open
Keywords: global institutional crises (e.g.; WTO); food crisis; energy crisis; monetary crisis
International Law and Human Rights
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submission deadline 15 May 2023 | Viewed by 441 | Submission Open
Keywords: international law; human rights; global crises; states; individuals; groups; UN Charter; human rights treaties; enforcement powers; adjudication
Family Law, Religion and Human Rights submission deadline 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 219 | Submission Open
Keywords: accommodation; divorce; family life; human rights; marriage; minorities; parental responsibility; private international law; public policy; religion
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Rights Issues)
Law, Accessibility and Inclusion for Pedestrians with Disabilities
edited by Maria Orchard, , Victor Santiago Pineda and Jim Walker
submission deadline 1 Jun 2023 | Viewed by 234 | Submission Open
Keywords: disability; accessibility; inclusion; pedestrian; urban design; transport
(This special issue belongs to the Section Human Rights Issues)
Intangible Corporate Intellectual Property Rights Assets: Finance and Governance for Sustainability Transitions
edited by , Onyeka Nwoha and Michelle Okyere
submission deadline 31 Jul 2023 | Viewed by 52 | Submission Open
Keywords: accountability; annual report; branding; directors’ duties; ESG; intangibles; innovation; intellectual property rights; IP management; IP strategy; corporate governance; corporate reporting; greenwashing; materiality; responsible business; sustainable transitions SDG 9; transparency
Business Ethics, Corporate Responsibility and the Law
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submission deadline 1 Sep 2023 | Viewed by 32 | Submission Open
Keywords: business ethics; corporate responsibility; corporate law; environmental law; labor law; human rights enforcement; sustainability; enforcement; corporations; multinational enterprises
Environmental Law
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submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 5 articles | Viewed by 12008 | Submission Open
Keywords: Environmental law; Environmental policy; Environmental constitutionalism; Government and public policy towards the environment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Law Issues)
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