The Northwestern Journal of Human Rights (JHR) offers a forum for scholars, practitioners and law students to debate domestic and international human rights issues. By advancing human rights scholarship, the Journal aims to provide the legal community with the strongest arguments available to address human rights challenges.

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Examples of Human Rights Issues:

  • Death Penalty and Enforced Disappearances
  • Civil and Political Rights
  • Climate Crisis and SLAPP Suits
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Enforcement of International Law (United Nations, International Criminal Court, and the International Court of Justice)
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Gender Equality
  • Government Accountability
  • Human Right to Water and Sanitation
  • Indigenous Rights
  • Migration and Refugee Crisis
  • Mass Incarceration
  • Poverty
  • Racism
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Right to Education
  • War Crimes and Genocide

Human Rights Resources