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Secessionist voices from Republika Srpska

The internationally brokered Dayton peace agreement that governs Bosnia and Herzegovina is no longer fit for purpose – the country cannot be reconciled until an honest interrogation of its constitution and the institutions therein are radically reformed.

Elections in Nigeria: A Case of Human Rights Breaches

Various electoral malpractices have taken place in Nigeria at different times which has made it difficult to conduct a free and fair election. The importance of 2023 elections will mark the beginning of a new dispensation in Nigeria which cannot be overemphasised.

In Conversation with Moti Kahana: Discussing the Israeli Philanthropist’s Background and His Significant Humanitarian Work During the Syrian Civil War

Moti Kahana is an Israeli native, who moved to the United States in 1991 to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. Until 2009 he was a businessman in the automotive field when he decided to sell his own company and pursue humanitarian work on a global scale ranging from the United States, Syria and today, Ukraine.


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General guidance on the submission of articles

1. The Blog of the Platform for Peace and Humanity welcomes submissions in the following areas:

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7. The main text shall use a consistent font and styling. Authors are thus entitled to use any font in their submissions.

8. Submissions shall be submitted in (British or American) English. Authors should remain consistent throughout the article.

9. Dates in the text shall appear in the following format: 1 September 2020.

10. Numbers from one to nine shall appear spelt out. Numerals should be used from 10 and above.

11. The use of abbreviations and acronyms is encouraged in both the text body and the footnotes or endnotes, provided the full name is written out the first time it appears in the text and is accompanied by the abbreviation noted in parentheses.

12. Subheadings in the main text shall be in bold.

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14. When finishing the sentence with a quote using “double quotation marks”, the full stop shall be used outside of the quotation mark.

15. Authors are requested to indent quotes with 4 and more sentences in the main text.

Endnotes formatting guidance

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21. Latin phrases and phrases such as “see“, “also“, “e.g.“, “Ibid.” shall be in Italic.

22. No citation style is imposed. Footnotes and endnotes shall be internally coherent and follow the same style throughout the entire text (e.g. OSCOLA).

23. An incomplete or illogical citation style may justify refusing or postponing the peer-reviewing process of the submission.

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