The University of Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal (U OxHRH J) is an open-access and peer-reviewed journal on human rights. The U OxHRH J is dedicated to advancing the study of international and comparative human rights law. It publishes the highest levels of scholarship tackling the most pressing and challenging human rights issues and offers critical insights into current issues, debates and global trends.

The driving impetus behind the journal is the recognition that many academic institutions, NGOs, policy-makers and individuals are unable to afford the cost of high-quality, refereed journals. The U of OxHRH J is available freely online. Anyone can easily access the intellectually rigorous, interdisciplinary research on human rights offered by the U of OxHRH J.

The first edition, arising from our partnership with the International Labour Organization and University of Kent, explores ‘A Better Future for Women at Work’:

Meghan Campbell, Sandra Fredman, Judy Fudge & Shauna Olney, ‘Better Future for Women at Work’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 1

Elizabeth Hill, ‘Early Childhood Education and Care for Informal Workers: An Emancipatory Framework for Better Working Futures’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 16

Aelim Yun, ‘The State Made Informalisation of Women Workers: A Case Study into Care Work in South Korea’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 46

Pamhidzai Bamu-Chipunza, ‘Extending Occupational Health and Safety Law to Informal Workers: The Case of Street Vendors in South Africa’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 61

Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, ‘Intersectional Approach to Addressing Gender and Other Forms of Discrimination in Labour in the Commonwealth Caribbean’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 86

Jill Rubery and Aristea Koukiadaki, ‘Institutional Interactions in Gender Pay Equity: A Call for Inclusive, Equal and Transparent Labour Markets’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 115

Katherine Lippel, ‘Conceptualising Violence through a Gender Lens: Regulation and Strategies for Prevent and Address’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 142

Ludo McFerran, Anna Lee Fos-Tuvera and Jane Acberhard Hodges ‘An Employment Right Standard Provision for Working Women Experiencing Domestic Violence’ (2018) U of OxHRH 167

For those interested in obtaining a traditional print copy of the U of OxHRH J, a print on demand edition will be available shortly.

Editorial Team

The U of OxHRH J editorial team is geographically diverse and brings a wealth of experience to the study and practice of human rights law.

Managing Editor

Meghan Campbell (University of Birmingham)

Editorial Board

Cathi Albertyn (University of Witwatersrand)
Sandra Fredman (University of Oxford)
Judy Fudge (McMaster University)
Richard Hart (Founder of Hart Publishing)
Ndjodi Ndeunyema (DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford)
Kamala Sankaran (Tamil Nadu National Law School)
Helen Taylor (DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford)

Guest Editor

Shauna Olney (ILO)


Tristan Cummings
Alex May
Judith Onwubiko


Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)

Submission Guidelines

We encourage all human rights scholars, from early career researchers to established academics, from around the globe to submit high-level academic submissions to the U of OxHRH J.

  • Submissions should be between 8,000 to 12,000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
  • Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 300 words
  • Submissions should be in Word format
  • The U of OxHRH J uses OSCOLA
  • Footnotes should be brief and not contain substantive text
  • Submissions must be exclusively submitted to U of OxHRH J
  • Submissions should make outstanding, original and argumentative contributions to the study of human rights

The decision to publish submissions will be based on an initial review by the editorial team and double-blind peer review. Journal articles that have successfully completed the review process will be published on a rolling basis to reduce the time between submission and publication.  Each year, the articles published throughout the year will be collected in a print version. Submissions can be emailed to: