CFP: Review of Human Rights, An International Journal

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Call for Papers
Subject Fields: 
Human Rights, Humanities, Law and Legal History, Political Science, Social Sciences

Review of Human Rights

The journal of Review of Human Rights invites papers and book reviews for its first two annual issues:

In contemporary “precarious times” human rights are frequently violated, violence is perpetrated, and soft democracies back down in the face of emergency regimes. These conditions produce the need to engage in critical reflection on our contemporary human condition. Our interdisciplinary Call for Paper seeks to reflect on these issues. We seek to reflect on multifarious manifestations of violence and derogations from human rights, whether historical or current. We would like to approach them from political, social, psychological, and cultural domains. We also want to devote considerable attention to how the situation of human rights is represented in art genre: literature, film, theatre or visual arts, and local narratives.

We hope that its interdisciplinary method will bring many interesting observations on and intellectual deliberations about the role of human rights in the past and in the present-day world. We invite both experienced scholars and young academics at the start of their careers, as well as doctoral students, to turn in papers. Full-length papers should not exceed 10,000 words. For more details about the submission guideline please visit our website:

The submissions are open and considered on rolling basis. However, papers submitted earlier will be considered on priority basis. For submissions please visit our website: You can directly submit here as well:, We are bringing out two issues together. The review process is already underway.

  Our repertoire of suggested topics includes but is not limited to:

I. Societies

  •  Genocides
  •  Slavery
  •  Nationalism
  •  Ethnic cleansings

II. Individuals

  • Domestic violence
  • Mobbing
  • Sexual abuse
  • Symbolic violence
  • Economic discrimination
  • Youth and Violence

III. Defense of Human Rights

  •  Human rights organizations
  •  Humanitarian missions
  •  Resistance movement
  •  The ethos of a freedom fighter
  •  Conspiracies, protests, revolts
  •  Women's rights
  •  Minority rights
  •  Disability rights
  •  Human rights and animal rights
  •  Human rights Derogations

IV. Violence and Subjectivity

  • Politics of trauma
  • Fear, despair and utopia
  • Violence and language

V. Violence in the (Post-)Modern World

  • Cultural conditioning of violence
  • The regime of political correctness
  • Democracy and the dictatorship of the majority
  • Democracy and liberalism
  • Human rights and the free market
  • Violence in the media

VI. Literature and the Arts

  • Art and Literature about human rights violation
  • Art and Literature about violence

The Review of Human Rights (RHR) is a new international journal published from Pakistan. Its editorial team has young scholars from around the world. This is the first Call For Papers of the journal. For more about the journal and submission process please visit our website:

Contact Info: 

Mr. Irfan Ullah

Managing Editor, Review of Human Rights