New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice Working Paper Series - Call For Papers

29 January 2013

Human Rights Working Papers Series

Submission deadline for 2013 e-bulletin Vol 1: 28 February 2013


About the NZCHRLPP and the Working Paper Series:

The New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice was launched in March 2012 with a lecture by Professor Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of Law at All Souls College, Oxford.

The Working Paper Series will be a multi-disciplinary forum for debate. The nature of the series will be such that it will provide a forum for timely comment on contemporary as well as historic human rights issues. We view this forum as an opportunity for post-graduate students and academics to vet their theoretical or empirical claims before submitting articles for more formal publication. We provide students to examine news, seminars and reports published each week to go into the accompanying repository pages of each series. As you may see on the site (above), some particularly insightful papers have been submitted edited and published, prior to the public call for papers. The Centre is in advanced discussions with a publisher on an annual publication of selected papers.

Attached to the working paper series will also be a human rights blog. The blog would allow timely comment (vetted by the Centre) on contemporary human rights issues.

More information about the NZCHLPP and the Working Papers Series can be found online.

About the submissions:

The work you submit should raise important issues relating to one or more of the themes or countries/regions covered by the Working Paper Series (see complete list here, and should not have been published before. However, the NZCHRLPP will accept papers expected to be published elsewhere as long as they are published first or simultaneously in the Working Paper Series.

Papers must be between 600 to 3000 words long (excluding footnotes and bibliography) and written in English, in police Arial 12, using interline 1.5. Contributors must use footnotes when referencing and a bibliography is not necessary as long as the footnotes are complete. Each paper must be preceded by a 60 to 70 word abstract accompanied by 4 to 6 key words. It should also contain a very short biography (no more than 60 words) of the author as well as his/her name and academic affiliation.

You will find an example of a paper as well as the complete guidelines for contributors on the website of the NZCHRLPP.

Papers must be submitted in a Word format (.doc) by email to Chris Mahony, Deputy Director of the New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice. Accepted papers will be peer reviewed by two academics (listed under each series) and published on the Working Paper Series site.