Human Rights Review is an interdisciplinary journal which provides a scholarly forum in which human rights issues and their underlying empirical, theoretical and philosophical foundations are explored. The journal seeks to place human rights practices and policies within a theoretical perspective in order to link empirical research to broader human rights issues. Human Rights Review welcomes submissions from all academic areas in order to foster a wide-ranging dialogue on issues of concern to both the academic and the policy-making communities. The journal is receptive to submissions drawing from diverse methodologies and approaches including case studies, quantitative analysis, legal scholarship and philosophical discourse in order to provide a comprehensive discussion concerning human rights issues.

  • Explores the empirical, theoretical and philosophical foundations of human rights

    Addresses scholarly, pedagogical and policy-making issues involving human rights

    Publishes articles and essays from all academic areas

    Provides a forum for dialogue on human rights issues which are in need of reassessment and issue areas that are on the agenda of current policymaking debates

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Steven D. Roper
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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36 days
Submission to first decision
140 days
Submission to acceptance
91,102 (2019)
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1874-6306
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1524-8879
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