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4th Annual Human Rights Journal


2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the 20th anniversary of the Human Rights Act. The possibility that the UK may, after all, retain the protections offered under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights goes some way to filling the human rights vacuum threatened by Brexit. But attacks on the independence of the judiciary, the crisis of access to legal representation, and the effects of “hostile” policies all continue apace. This watershed moment in the history of the British approach to human rights calls for an in-depth scrutiny of the various challenges faced by the existing systems of protection.

The HRLA Young Lawyers’ Committee is seeking submissions for the fourth volume of its Journal, the Young Human Rights Lawyer. Submissions are sought from students (at any stage of their studies), pupil barristers and trainee solicitors. Submissions can take the form of a scholarly article on a current human rights topic (1,500 words maximum) or a case commentary relating to a decision from 2017-2018 (750 – 1,000 words).

All articles should be submitted in MS Word format, in Book Antiqua font, size 11. OSCOLA referencing should be used, and references should be in the form of footnotes at the bottom of each page, not in the body of the text or as endnotes. The title of the article should be centred, in bold and underlined. The author’s name (but no further information) should appear at the end of the article on the right-hand side of the page. Please note that any submissions exceeding the provided word limits or not meeting the above criteria will not be considered for publication.


Submissions should be directed to no later than Monday 2 July 2018 (8pm)


The Young Human Rights Lawyer – 2017

The Young Human Rights Lawyer – 2016

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