Laws is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of legal systems, theory, and institutions, published bimonthly online by MDPI. 
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  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 26.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021).
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Special Issue in Laws
Protecting the Rights of Children in Migration Guest Editors: Michael Bochenek, Warren Binford
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Special Issue in Laws
Mental Health Care and the Rule of Law – Lessons Learnt from the Corona Crisis Guest Editor: Martin Zinkler
Deadline: 15 July 2022
Special Issue in Laws
Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Access to Justice in the Modern Era Guest Editors: Justine N. Stefanelli, Julinda Beqiraj
Deadline: 31 July 2022
Special Issue in Laws
Police Corruption Prevention in Post-Conflict Societies Guest Editor: Danny Singh
Deadline: 26 August 2022
Topical Collection in Laws
Disability Human Rights Law Collection Editor: Anna Arstein-Kerslake
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