SEU - Georgian National University

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  1. The paper must be submitted in MS Word format.
  2. The paper styling must include Sylfaen font size - 11 and spacing - 1.5
  3. Abstract: covering brief information (200-300 words) about the content of the article (in Georgian and English).
  4. Keywords: 4-6 words best reflecting the content of the paper.
  5. Introduction: reflecting the topicality of the paper (not numbered).
  6. 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:

                                  1. Title

                                            1.1. Subtitle

                                                    1.1.1. Subtitle

                                            1.2. Subtitle

                                  2. Title

                                           2.1. Subtitle

                                                  2.2.1. Subtitle, etc.

  1. All lines of the paragraph should be evenly spaced from the right field. Paragraphs are separated by omitting one space.
  2. 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.
  3. In the footnote, as in the execution of the whole work, we use Sylfaen, font size-9.
  4. 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.
  5. Bibliography is indicated in Georgian and English.

Standards for referring the sources

  1. Relevant sources should be properly indicated in the paper.
  2. 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;
  3. The rules for indicating the recommended source of papers submitted in Georgian are:
  4. First reference to the book:
  5. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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: ejimson-v-germany / [last verified April 17, 2018].

  1. 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

  1. 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.

  1. The rules for quoting are defined as follows:
  2. 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 (“).

  1. B) If the author removes any part of the quoted text, a semicolon is written in square brackets in the deleted place: "[...]".