Universal Human Rights Month

This month of December is National Human Rights Month! 

The annual event encourages people across the globe to come together and stand up for equality, justice, and the dignity of all humans


  1. Human Rights Research Series

    Human Rights Research Series

    The Human Rights Research Series’ central research theme is the nature and meaning of international standards in the field of human rights, their application and promotion in the national legal order, their interplay with national standards, and the international supervision of such application. Anyone directly involved in the definition, study, implementation, monitoring, or enforcement of human rights will find this series an indispensable reference tool.

    The Series is published together with the world famous Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research (formerly School of Human Rights Research), a joint effort by human rights researchers in the Netherlands.

    Editorial Board: Prof. dr. Antoine Buyse (Utrecht University), Prof. dr. Fons Coomans (Maastricht University), Prof. dr. Yvonne Donders (Chair - University of Amsterdam), Dr. Antenor Hallo de Wolf (University of Groningen), Prof. dr. Kristin Henrard (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Prof. dr. Nicola Jägers (Tilburg University), Prof. Titia Loenen (Leiden University) Prof. dr. Janne Nijman (T.M.C. Asser Instituut) and Prof. dr. Brigit Toebes (University of Groningen).

    With a subscription to the series you enjoy a 15% discount on each volume!

  2. Maastricht Series in Human Rights

    Maastricht Series in Human Rights

    The Maastricht Series in Human Rights facilitates and supports research in the field of human rights at the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights of Maastricht University’s Faculty of Law. The research is interdisciplinary, with a focus on public international law, criminal law and social sciences.

    Volume in the series have been peer reviewed under the responsibility of the Board of the Centre. The Series is published under the editorial supervision of Professor Menno Kamminga and Professor Fons Coomans.

    With a subscription to the series you enjoy a 15% discount on each volume!

Discover all titles on Human Rights here.

BOOK LAUNCH: European Yearbook on Human Rights 2021

13.12.2021, 17:30 CET
Join here: https://bit.ly/3IxUor4

On the occasion of the presentation of the EYHR 2021, Dunja Mijatovic and Karin Lukas discuss the state of human rights in Europe, the importance to address inequalities and to strengthen social and economic rights.

Panel Discussion:
Dunja Mijatovic Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Karin
 President of the Council of Europe Committee on Social Rights
Gerd Oberleitner UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security, European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, University of Graz

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: European Yearbook on Human Rights 2022

European Yearbook on Human Rights 2021                                                   The European Yearbook on Human Rights is shedding light on current human rights topics of concern and the most pressing issues that impair human rights protection, the rule of law and democracy in Europe and beyond. With special sections dedicated to the three main organisations securing human rights in Europe (European Union, Council of Europe and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) as well as a section on cross-cutting issues the Yearbook provides much-needed analysis and insightful commentary.

The Yearbook is supported by three major Austrian human rights institutions dedicating their work to researching, teaching and promoting human rights – the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy of the University of Graz, the Austrian Human Rights Institute of the University of Salzburg and the Vienna Forum for Democracy and Human Rights – and the Global Campus of Human Rights, Venice. It is published by Intersentia and all contributions are subject to a double-blind review process ensuring the highest academic standards.

We welcome submissions concerning human rights developments within the major European institutions, namely the EU, the CoE and the OSCE. Articles concerning a topic not related to one of the aforementioned institutions but dealing with current and topical human rights developments will be taken into consideration as well.

Authors will be invited to submit full contributions based on an abstract (max 500 words) that should be sent by 15 December 2021. Abstracts should be submitted with a short bio to lisa.heschl@uni-graz.at.

The deadline for submitting the manuscript is the end of March 2022.

You can find further information on the European Yearbook on Human Rights here.


Joy Liddicoat: About Human Rights and the Internet. Read it here.


Discover our titles with open access chapters here.


Domestic Abuse abd Human Rights         


Domestic Abuse and Human Rights

'[...], the book is clear, stimulating and incisive, and in its analysis of the human rights approach to domestic abuse, compelling.'
Alex Ruck Keene, Mental Capacity Law and Policy, 2020

'This book is written in a style that is eminently clear and accessible throughout. The reader’s attention is drawn to the key debates in the academic literature at appropriate junctures, and in this respect, reference is made to a wide range of literature which can be consulted further by the reader.'
-- Ronagh McQuigg, International Journal of Law, Policy and The Family, 2021

Process-based Fundamental Rights Review

Process-based Fundamental Rights Review

'Huijbers' monograph is more than a thorough and well-analysed study. It is an essential and future-oriented tool for courts to consider the merits and appropriateness of process-based review for fundamental rights adjudication, to become aware of the different manifestations of this type of review, and to be aware of the dangers.'
-- Catherine Van de Heyning, European Convention on Human Rights Law Review, 2021

'Leonie M. Huijbers has produced a sound and thorough analysis of process-based fundamental rights review, [...]'
-- Susana de la Sierra, EU Law Live, 2020

Culture in the State Reporting Procedure of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Culture in the State Reporting Procedure of the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

'[…] this book is very well written and addresses a very important question - how to reconcile and balance universalism and cultural relativism. […] it provides an excellent overview and analysis on the work of the UN treaty bodies and addresses their shortcomings meandering their way in the complex world of international politics.' 
-- Darsheenee Singh Raumnauth, Cross-cultural Human Rights Review, 2020

Incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into National Law 

Incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into National Law

'A look at the list of contributors inspires respect – they are frontrunners spreading awareness of children's rights, and they are some of the leading experts in the world.'
-- Hanne Hartoft, International Journal of Law, Policy and The Family, 2021