Welcome to the Journal of Human Rights. In recent years, there has been an exponential growth of interest in the study and practice of human rights. The cultural discourse of human rights has become increasingly globalized and now serves as the basis for legal and normative frameworks and social relations in a variety of geographical, social, and cultural settings. In addition, new social organizations and forms of political action are grounded in the idea of human rights. Scholarship on key issues in human rights has also burgeoned and includes scholars from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines.
The Journal of Human Rights serves as an arena for the public discussion and scholarly analysis of human rights, broadly conceived. It seeks to broaden the study of human rights by fostering the critical re-examination of existing approaches to human rights, as well as to develop new perspectives on the theory and practice of human rights. The journal provides the opportunity for the critical examination of the human rights community and of the different visions of human rights and different practical strategies which exist within that community. The editor welcomes papers from scholars and disciplines traditionally associated with the study of human rights, as well as papers from those in other disciplines or fields of inquiry which have traditionally been underrepresented in the field of human rights. The Journal of Human Rights is committed to theoretical and ideological diversity in the study of human rights. The editor welcomes ideas for special issues, symposia, and reviews from scholars and practitioners of human rights
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May 20, 2013
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January 5, 2012
Issue 10.4 Released
Issue 10.4 is now out and it contains some excellent cutting edge scholarship on a variety of human rights issues. Headlining the issue is an article by Rhoda Howard-Hassmann on the relationship between globalization and women's economic rights followed with responses by Shareen Hertel and Zehra Arat. Issue 10.4 also includes a provacative piece by Erin Baines on women's rights during periods of transitional justice.
Rounding out the issue is the aptly titled peice "Dirty Hands, Clean Conscience" on CIA practices during the war on terror by Ruth Blakely, and a new take on understanding economic and social rights fulfillment by LaDawn Haglund and Rimjhim Aggarwal.
October 3, 2011
Issue 10.3 Released
Issue 10.3 is now out and covers an eclectic array of topics. In addition to articles on language rights, property rights and the right to health, the rights of indigenous peoples, and the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, articles also examine various rights in China, the Congo, Peru, and Ghana.
June 17, 2011
Issue 10.2 Released
We are pleased to annouce the release of issue 10.2 which features a special section dedicated to the Right to Health guest edited by Audrey R. Chapman of the UConn Health Center. In addition to the special section, issue 10.2 includes the work of John Eekelaar of Pembroke College, Oxford, and Scott Walker of the University of Canterbury.
May 17, 2011
We are excited to be working with guest editors Dr. Kerry Bystrom and Dr. Glenn Mitoma on an upcomming special issue on humanitarianism and responsibility following the earthquake in Haiti. See our Calls for Papers section for more information.