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The International Journal of Human Rights covers an exceptionally broad spectrum of human rights issues: human rights and the law, race, religion, gender, children, class, refugees and immigration. In addition to these general areas, the journal publishes articles and reports on the human rights aspects of: genocide, torture, capital punishment and the laws of war and war crimes. To encourage debate, the editors publish Forum pieces and discussion papers from authoritative writers in the field. They also welcome comments, reflections, thematic essays and review articles and critical surveys of the literature.

The journal is essential reading for academics and students of political science and international law, officers in relevant NGOs, lawyers, politicians and civil servants, human rights activists, and the interested general public.

Peer Review

All primary research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and evaluation by at least one anonymous referee. Review articles, comment pieces, and reports are assessed by the journal’s editors.

Special Issues

The journal welcomes submissions of proposals for Special Issues. Please click here for further information and guidelines on submission.

Human Rights Researchers Network

IJHR is affiliated with the Human Rights Researchers Network. Launched in December 2014, the HRRN aims to be a representative group for individuals working across the field, from researchers to practitioners, activists to policy-makers. An annual subscription to the IJHR is one of the benefits available to members. To learn more about the HRRN and sign-up please click here.