The Journal of Human Rights in the Commonwealth: Call for Papers

Tuesday 21 May 2013

The Journal of Human Rights in the Commonwealth (JHRC) is an electronic, open access, inter-disciplinary journal which covers a vast range of issues relating to human rights in the Commonwealth of Nations including, but not limited to: human rights and the law, democracy and governance, development, poverty, conflict, transitional justice, climate change, the ecological crisis, colonialism and imperialism, equality and discrimination,ethnicity, religion, gender and women’s human rights, children, class, corporate accountability, refugees, migration, minorities and indigenous peoples.  As well as academic articles, the editors are also itnerested in publishing opinion pieces, book reviews and discussion papers. 

The journal has just published its first issue, which is free to view here.  The editors are delighted that there is a great mix of excellent scholarship in the launch issue – including a timely piece on the May elections in Pakistan; reflections on the threat from hydroelectric development to Innu land in Canada; non-State violence and resource conflict in the Niger Delta; and a neo-Lemkinian analysis of the Kikuyu genocide in 1950s Kenya.

The journal is produced by academic and support staff at the Human Rights Consortium and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

The journal is peer-reviewed, open access and free to read online. Complete issues are published online biannually in May and November, and we are currently calling for papers.

Call for papers

Please send papers of approximately 8,000 words by July 31st, 2013.