Rutgers International Law and Human Rights Journal - Accepting Submissions! (Fall 2022 & Spring 2023)

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The Rutgers International Law and Human Rights Journal is now accept submissions for its digital Fall 2022 issue and its Spring 2023 print peer-reviewed issue.

All manuscripts should be submitted in English with both text and footnotes typed and text double-spaced. Footnotes must conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed.), and authors should be prepared to supply any cited sources upon request.

For our Fall 2022 digital issue, we welcome the submission of articles and essays under 8,000 words (including footnotes). 

For our Spring 2023 print peer-reviewed issue, we welcome the submission of articles and essays under 25,000 words (including footnotes). Articles above 45,000 words are discouraged. 

We accept article submissions from practicing attorneys and legal scholars, as well as Ph.D. and LL.M/S.J.D./J.S.D. students. Current J.D. students at Rutgers Law School are ineligible to publish articles in the print edition, though we encourage those students to submit Notes or Comments, and some features as advertised online at Current J.D. and LL.M. students at other schools are not eligible to publish articles unless they are co-authored with a tenured law faculty member. However, we welcome the submission of student notes for both issues. 

Although young, the International Law & Human Rights Journal has already generated attention through its curation of timely, cutting-edge scholarship. Our inaugural Spring and Fall issues will feature prominent scholars and practitioners such as:

  • His Excellency, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, President of the International Criminal Court
  • Former UN Special Rapporteur Felipe Gonzalez
  • Professor John Bonine
  • Professor Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

Our first year and a half has set the tone for the scholarship and perspectives in the fields of international law and human rights law that we endeavor to promote as a journal. We are committed to bringing into the American discussion on international law and human rights, those scholars which have heretofore been ignored or undervalued, and therefore we welcome the work of scholars or practitioners from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and other overlooked legal communities.

The Journal welcomes scholarship on any issue related to international law and human rights. In particular, we seek contributions on the following topics:

  • International Courts: Enforcement & Responsiveness
  • International Human Rights and the Environment
  • Climate Change, Climate Refugees and Immigration Law
  • Genocide
  • Technological Advancement Impacts on Human Rights and Privacy
  • Humanitarian Intervention and the Law of Armed Conflict
  • Law of War, Use of Force and Human Rights vis-à-vis Drone Strikes and Targeted Killings
  • Homelessness and the Right to Shelter
  • Freedom of Press and Speech
  • International Business Law, including but not limited to business and human rights, global trade policy, and cryptocurrency
  • International Law in the #MeToo era
  • Legal Implications of Pandemics, including but not limited to: global health inequality, emergency health powers, human rights issues arising in quarantine and denial of right to return, and the contractual and economic/market impacts of pandemic emergencies

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