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IJHRL

Volume 7: 2012-2013

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law (IJHRL) is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal designed to address international human rights issues more broadly. The IJHRL has been  ranked among the top international law journals on ExpressO rankings. The journal explores political, philosophical, and legal questions related to international human rights from diverse perspectives. It strives to create a more thoughtful polity better able to make informed choices about ethical foreign policymaking.

ISSN: 1933-0049


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Volume 7: 2012-2013

Articles

Aoife Duffy, Detainee as “Exile”: Theorizing the Politico-legal Underpinnings of Executive Detention -
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Brian Alan Kritz, The Crime of the Knowing and Intentional Spreading of HIV/AIDS and the International Criminal Court- View article

Antoine Perret, Privatization of the War on Drugs in Mexico and Colombia: Limiting the Application of Humanitarian Law and Endangering Human Rights-

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Hun Joon Kim and Kathryn Sikkink, How do Human Rights Prosecutions Improve Human Rights After Transition?-View article

William C. Tucker, The Big Lie: Is Climate Change Denial a Crime Against Humanity?-

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Ashagrie G. Abdi, The Ethiopian Civil Society Law in Light of the Principle of the Best Interest of the Child-

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Joaquín González Ibáñez, Legal Pedagogy, The Rule of Law and Human Rights: The Professor, The Magistrate’s Robe and Miguel de Unamuno -

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Book Review

Angel Avila, Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide: Joshua S. Goldstein: (Plume, 2012)-
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Editor-in-Chief: Carla De Ycaza – carla@americanstudents.us

Managing Editor:  Maribeth Mincey- mmincey@americanstudents.us


Editorial Advisory Board:

Elazar Barkan, Columbia University
M. Cherif Bassiouni, DePaul University College of Law
David Crane, Syracuse University College of Law
Alex de Waal, Social Science Research Council
Jack Donnelly, University of Denver
Priscilla Hayner, Independent Consultant
Rene Lemarchand,The University of Florida
Timothy Longman, Boston University
Louise Mallinder, Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster
Mahmood Mamdani, Makerere Institute of Social Research and Columbia University
Filip Reyntjens, University of Antwerp
Naomi Roht-Arriaza, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
William Schabas, Middlesex University
Michael Scharf, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Eric Stover, University of California, Berkeley
Ruti Teitel, New York Law School, London School of Economics
Richard J. Wilson, American University, Washington College of Law

Rates and Availability:

IJHRL is published once annually in the Spring. Individual articles are available online in PDF format free to the public. Hard copies are available to individuals at $40 and to institutions at $200. If you prefer to pay by check, or you represent an institution and would like to set up a subscription, please contact publications@americanstudents.us for details. Articles are available via Westlaw, EBSCO Publishing, HeinOnline, and H.W. Wilson databases.

Archives:

Please visit the Archives for back-issues.

Submission Guidelines

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law (IJHRL) is an annual peer-reviewed scholarly journal designed to address international human rights issues more broadly. The IJHRL has been ranked among the top international law journals on ExpressO rankings. The journal explores political, philosophical, and legal questions related to international human rights from diverse perspectives. It strives to create a more thoughtful polity better able to make informed choices about ethical foreign policymaking.  The journal invites quality submissions from scholars, jurists, and professionals in fields related to human rights. The IJHRL also welcomes review essays, book reviews, and comments/notes from the field.  Occasionally, exceptional student work will be accepted.

Manuscripts must be computer generated in MS Word and submitted electronically in .doc format via e-mail or Berkeley Electronic Press’s ExpressO submission service. Each submission should contain:

  • An abstract of no more than 150 words
  • 5-7 identifying keywords
  • A CV
  • Appropriate contact information
  • A cover letter to the editor confirming that the manuscript has not been submitted or published elsewhere and that the author will not submit the manuscript to any other publication while under consideration with the IJHRL.

Manuscripts should range from 3,000 to 10,000 words (including footnotes) and be typed, double-spaced. Notes from the field run at approximately 4,000-5,000 words.  Book reviews may run from 1,000 to 2,500 words.  Please cite sources in standard American legal format according to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.  Submissions that do not adhere to the aforementioned guidelines may not be considered for publication.  Submissions are subject to external, double-blind peer review. Additionally, authors are encouraged to seek comments on their manuscripts from colleagues within their discipline.

The deadline for submissions for consideration for the 2013-2014 issue is December 15, 2013.  Notification of acceptance, rejection or need for revision will be given within approximately 6-8 weeks of receipt of manuscript.  Submissions and other editorial correspondence should be addressed to ijhrl@americanstudents.us.

Opportunities with the IJHRL

Call for Reviewers

The Advisory Board of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law (IJHRL) is seeking applications for peer reviewers from a broad range of disciplines. Academics and practitioners specializing in issues concerning international human rights law are highly encouraged to apply. Candidates should be available to assume their titles immediately.

Qualifications: Candidates should have strong writing skills and a demonstrated interest and background in international human rights law or related field (sociology, political science, education, peace and conflict studies, history, literature, anthropology, etc.). Junior level faculty members, human rights scholars and practitioners are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant academic experience in their field.

Duties: Peer reviewers are expected to review manuscripts submitted by authors, give constructive comments, and determine the manuscript’s suitability for publication and contribution to the field. Members will be identified according to their availability and expertise.

Applications should include a one-page letter of interest, 3-5 key areas of focus (ie: genocide studies, Cambodia, economic and social rights, transitional justice, international criminal law, etc.), CV, list of publications and relevant writing sample. These materials should be emailed as .doc or .pdf attachments to ijhrl@americanstudents.us.  Please identify the title of the position for which you are applying as the subject of your email.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Call for Assistant Editors

The Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN), along with the Advisory Board of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law (IJHRL), is currently seeking applications for the position of Assistant Editor.  The IJHRL is a scholarly, peer reviewed academic journal focusing on interdisciplinary issues relating to human rights law.  Individuals with editorial experience specializing in issues concerning international human rights law are highly encouraged to apply. Candidates should be available to assume their titles immediately.  Interested candidates must be available to work part-time online from their present location.  Due to the IJHRL’s strict production schedule, editors must consistently adhere to assigned deadlines. The AE serves a renewable one-year, one-volume term.

Assistant Editors are afforded substantial input in the journal’s content and have unparalleled opportunities to work closely with a wide range of international scholars.  Opportunities for additional responsibility and promotion within the organization are available to highly motivated candidates.

Qualifications:    Candidates should have strong editing, research and writing skills, in addition to a demonstrated interest and background in human rights. Applicants should have relevant academic experience in the field of human rights, political science, history, law, sociology, religion, journalism, international affairs, area studies or another relevant field with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in their field of specialty.  Master’s or professional degree preferred.     Lawyers, law students and those with experience working with an academic or law journal, particularly with experience in Bluebook citation formatting, are especially encouraged to apply. 

Duties: Assistant Editors report to the Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the journal.  Primary responsibilities of Assistant Editors include reviewing submissions and preparing them for publication. This includes editing for content, formatting, grammar, style, as well as fact checking, cite checking, final copy editing and typesetting.  Assistant Editors are expected to initially review manuscripts submitted by authors, provide constructive comments, and determine the manuscript’s suitability for publication and contribution to the field. Assistant Editors are also responsible for general editing, copy editing, cite checking and proofreading.  Candidates should also have steady access to email, library/research facilities and databases for fact and citation checking purposes.  Candidates will be identified according to their availability and expertise.

Compensation: All positions with the IJHRL are performed on a volunteer basis. The position of Assistant Editor is thoroughly rewarding: benefits include the satisfaction of producing high-quality scholarly work, engaging with top scholars, and working with highly motivated staff. Past editors have used the position as a staging ground for coveted positions in academia and law.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume/CV, relevant writing sample, contact information for three references and examples of past editing work (if applicable), in .doc or .pdf format to ijhrl@americanstudents.us.  In the letter of interest, please indicate that you are applying as an Assistant Editor for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law. Competitive candidates will be asked to review and edit a sample article.


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