The Statelessness and Citizenship Review (SCR) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the Special Issue “Children Without a State”, to be published in December 2021. Joining the editorial team in the role of Guest Editor for this issue is Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Director of Research at the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights. The Special Issue commemorates the 10th anniversary of Bhabha’s edited collection of the same name (MIT Press, 2011) – the first book to address children's statelessness and lack of legal status as a human rights issue. It is also timely in light of the 60th anniversary in 2021 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, which provides essential safeguards to prevent statelessness at birth.

We invite submissions on any theme or context relating to citizenship and statelessness issues as they affect children. We are especially interested in articles that provide an insight into how scholarship has evolved in the decade since the publication of Professor Bhabha’s book or that unpack challenges that have emerged or developed significantly since the book’s appearance. We welcome submissions from any discipline and particularly encourage scholars and practitioners whose work is situated at the intersection of statelessness/citizenship studies and another field to consider responding to this call.

We are also interested in receiving submissions for the Critique and Comment, Case Notes or Book Review sections of the SCR that align with the subject-matter of this Special Issue.

The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2021
 
Articles should be 8,000–10,000 words in length (incl. footnotes), though longer pieces of up to 12,000 words can also be accommodated. Critique and Comment submissions should be between 2,000–2,700 words. Case Notes should be 3–4 pages (approximately 2,000–2,500  words).  
 
All submissions should be submitted in accordance with the OSCOLA citation system. For section descriptions and more information on look, style and references, please see the submission preparation checklist.