- The paper must be submitted in MS Word format.
- The paper styling must include Sylfaen font size - 11 and spacing - 1.5
- Abstract: covering brief information (200-300 words) about the content of the article (in Georgian and English).
- Keywords: 4-6 words best reflecting the content of the paper.
- Introduction: reflecting the topicality of the paper (not numbered).
- The main text, which includes the research methodology, the content of the paper and the intermediate results; article titles should be in italics and/or italics, separated by headings in a different font. Each title must be assigned an appropriate level as follows:
2.2.1. Subtitle, etc.
- All lines of the paragraph should be evenly spaced from the right field. Paragraphs are separated by omitting one space.
- Beginning of the main text. To use quotes, use Arabic numerals, add a punctuation mark at the end of the sentence, go to the References menu and point to Insert Footnote.
- In the footnote, as in the execution of the whole work, we use Sylfaen, font size-9.
- Conclusion includes findings, possible recommendations and future prospects. Please note that the abstract, introduction and conclusion are not numbered. Only the main part of the text is numbered.
- Bibliography is indicated in Georgian and English.
Standards for referring the sources
- Relevant sources should be properly indicated in the paper.
- The reference to the source should be made in Arabic numerals in the form of a footnote. The footnote in the text must be preceded by a closing punctuation mark (letter, exclamation mark, question mark). Footnotes may be used to describe a particular word or term;
- The rules for indicating the recommended source of papers submitted in Georgian are:
- First reference to the book:
- A) In case of one or two authors(s), title of the book in quotation marks, publishing house, year, page or paragraph;
For example: T. Hobbes, “Leviathan”, Meridian Publishing, 1985. p. 268.
- B) In case of several authors - the first author with reference to "and others" (in the case of a team of authors: the team of authors, the name of the editor), the title of the book in quotation marks, publishing house, year, page or paragraph. For example: Collective of Authors, Editor A. Demetrashvili, “Handbook of Constitutional Law”, “Hollywood Publishing House”, 2005. p. 305.
- Each subsequent reference to the book - surname of the author, see Relevant primary reference footnote number, page, or paragraph. For example: Hobbes, see. Footnote 15, page 88.
- Article in the book: author of the article, title of the article, in the book - by reference to the book. For example: f. Rose, in the book "Evolution of Species" E. Burroughs et al. Roger (Editors), Definition of Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birkes. Oxford University Press, 2006.
- Indication of the periodical article - the author of the article, the title of the article in quotation marks, the publication number and the title of the publication in quotation marks, year, page and/or paragraph. The rule of further reference is similar to the rule of further reference of the book.
For example: g. Kvaratskhelia, “Constitutional Proceedings on a Disputed or Annulled Dispute Act”, 10 “Review of Constitutional Law”, 2016. p. 45-47.
- Indication of a newspaper article - author, title of the article in quotation marks, title of the newspaper in italics, date, pages. For example: T. Pardoa-Shiopa, “Il carattere dell’ Europa”, Carriere della Serra, June 22, 2004, p. 1.
- Indication of Internet sources (blogs, websites) - similar to the rule of a newspaper article, with reference to the website and the date of the last check in square brackets.
For example: m. Klaasen, “The best interests of the child in deportation cases: An analysis of Ejimson v. Germany” Strasbourg Observers Blog, March 30, 2018, available here: www.strasbourgobservers.com/2018/03/30/the-best-interests-of-the-child-in-deportation-cases-an-analysis-of- ejimson-v-germany / [last verified April 17, 2018].
- Reference to the legislation - Article number, title of the act, date of adoption.
For example: Article 7, “Organic Law of Georgia on the Constitutional Court of Georgia”. January 31, 1996;
Article 19, European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950
- Reference to case law - name of the court, if possible, type of court act, case or application number, name of the parties in quotation marks, date of decision, relevant page, or paragraph.
For example: Judgment of the Constitutional Court of Georgia in the case N1 / 1/477 "Public Defender of Georgia v. Parliament of Georgia", December 22, 2011. Paragraph 80.
For example: Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in Case N9815 / 82 Lingens v. Austria, 8 June 1986. Paragraphs 41-42.
- The rules for quoting are defined as follows:
- A) The quotation given in the text or footnote should be placed in double quotes:
The quotation mark should be low („), after the quote - high (“).
- B) If the author removes any part of the quoted text, a semicolon is written in square brackets in the deleted place: "[...]".