Rutgers Law School International Law & Human Rights Journal: Call for Submissions

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The Rutgers International Law & Human Rights Journal (ILHRJ) is pleased to invite articles for the upcoming Fall 2020 digital issue and Spring 2021 peer-reviewed print issue.

Human rights tensions have unfolded across the world, having a disparate impact on the most vulnerable segments of the population. In a year marked by a global pandemic, extensive economic disruption, structural racism, increased exposure to violence, and food insecurity, systemic failures that existed long before the pandemic have drastically exacerbated.  In addition, the impacts of climate change, threats of nuclear proliferation and cyber warfare, as well as social, technological, and political challenges, continue to pose severe risks at regional and a global scale. International human rights law requires governments to take affirmative steps to protect the rights of all people. How can international law help regional or multinational institutions overcome some of the biggest global challenges and strengthen human rights? 


ILHRJ endeavors to publish high-quality scholarship that centers the perspectives of underrepresented groups in today’s most consequential legal discussions. For our Fall 2020 digital issue, we seek submissions including, but not limited to, subcategories such as global health, women and increased exposure to violence, discrimination amid COVID-19, prisoners’ rights, disruption on education, civil rights and reparations, and more. We encourage authors to examine the entanglement and indivisibility of international law and human rights to show readers how to protect the integrity and dignity of all people. Submissions should not exceed 6,000 words, including footnotes. All submissions are due no later than August 24, 2020


For our Spring 2021 peer-reviewed publication, the ILHRJ welcomes diverse contributions focused on one or more subject matter areas, such as international humanitarian law and security, trade and investment, public and private power, environmental law, air and space law, international maritime law, among others. The Editorial Board is interested in practical, doctrinal, comparative, theoretical, and institutional perspectives on the response to regional and global risks in an era of rapid change. Submissions should not exceed 25,000 words, including footnotes. All submissions are due no later than October 2, 2020.


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Senior Articles Editor

Vanessa Gonzalez Ueoka

Rutgers International Law & Human Rights Journal