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Welcome to the Journal of Human Rights

The Journal of Human Rights seeks to broaden the study of human rights by fostering the critical re-examination of existing approaches to human rights, as well as developing new perspectives on the theory and practice of human rights. The journal aims to meet a globally growing interest in the study and practice of human rights by serving as an arena for the public discussion and scholarly analysis of human rights, broadly conceived.

Because the Journal is committed to theoretical and ideological diversity in the study of human rights, the editor welcomes papers from scholars and disciplines traditionally associated with the study of human rights as well as papers from those in other disciplines or fields of inquiry which have traditionally been under-represented in the field.

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Editorial Team

Shareen Hertel
University of Connecticut

Richard P. Hiskes
Grand Valley State University
Associate Editor

Thomas Cushman
Wellesley College
Founder and Editor-at-Large

Catherine Buerger
University of Connecticut
Managing Editor

Glenn Mitoma
University of Connecticut
Book Review Editor

Special Issue News

Special Issue 16.3: Special Issue on Public Opinion Polling and Human Rights, Guest Edited by Professor James Ron

Most human rights activists make assumptions about the public’s views towards them and their
work, but do not subject those assumptions to rigorous empirical investigation. In this
special issue of the Journal of Human Rights, a collection of skilled survey researchers offers a rare,
cross-national view of the general public’s attitudes towards human rights issues, principles and
organizations. This unique collection of scholarly articles draws on original data collected from
Korea to Mexico, and deepens the human rights community’s engagement with the art of survey

See the full list of contributors here

Issue 15.2 Introducing the JHR Quantitative Dataverse

With issue 15.2, JHR introduces a new tool aimed at advancing quantitative human rights scholarship: the launch of an online portal (hosted through Harvard Dataverse) featuring all datasets associated with articles of this nature published in JHR. Dr. Benjamin Carbonetti (former Managing Editor, JHR and now data consultant to the journal) explains the origins of this project along with JHR’s new policy requiring authors who employ quantitative data and regression modeling techniques in their articles to also submit a replication file and description of the data to portal. You can access the Dataverse site here: https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataverse/jhr, and you can read more about this exciting new development in Carbonetti’s piece “Research data and methods policy update for the Journal of Human Rights,” freely available here. Notably, these changes do not affect the submission of qualitatively-oriented work and JHR indeed remains committed to maintaining the interdisciplinary and mixed-methods nature of the journal as well as to encouraging scholarly collaboration across fields, approaches and policy areas.

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Free Content

In conjunction with the 2018 American Political Science Association conference, the Journal of Human Rights has compiled an Editor’s Choice article collection focusing on this year’s conference theme, Democracy and its Discontents. Enjoy free access to the articles until 31 October 2018.

News and Updates

Read Shareen Hertel's piece, "Taking Action in Challenging Times for Human Rights." 

Read David Forsythe's piece "Hard Times for Human Rights," which references his review essay (published in JHR in issue 16.2) on  OpenGlobalRights