Call for Papers: New Human Rights Journal Launches at Queen Mary, University of London

admin - 28th May 2015

The editors, Professor Geraldine van Bueren and Dr. Jessie Hohmann are delighted to announce the publication of the first volume of the Queen Mary Human Rights Law Review

The Queen Mary Human Rights Law Review is distinguished by having as its central goal the effective use of human rights in overcoming vulnerability and inequality, nationally and internationally.  Hence the Review will focus on socio-economic rights, the rights of women and children and on other marginalised or disempowered groups.  We seek out scholarship – and reflections on practice – that engage with these issues from a range of view points, including from beyond the discipline of law.

The first edition showcases original scholarship produced by an international judge, international legal scholars, and Queen Mary’s best students.  Each article considers, though its own focus, the utility and power of human rights, and their potential and limitations.

As is fitting for a journal that seeks to foster equality, the QMHRR will be a freely available, open access publication, with an online presence hosted by the Queen Mary Department of Law.  The first issue of the Review will also be printed on paper, and all future issues will carry an ISSN and will be fully citable internationally.  We seek to enable debate among a global readership, recognising that the richest conversations draw on different and sometimes divergent traditions.

The Queen Mary Human Rights Review is just one of the exciting developments in the Queen Mary Human Right Collegium.   The Collegium is a partnership between the British Institute of Human Rights and the Department of Law at Queen Mary, and provides a home for human rights events, scholarship, and activism at the Department of Law.

The first volume is available here.

We are currently seeking submissions for our next volume, to be published in two issues during the coming academic year.  Articles should be between 8,000 and 15,000 words in length, and footnoted in the Oscola style.  Please send submissions or queries to Dr. Jessie Hohmann at


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