The Human Rights Essay was launched on 26 April 2015. The current Editor is Merris Amos who is a Reader in Human Rights Law at Queen Mary, University of London and an expert on the Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Convention on Human Rights.

Somewhere between a blog and an online magazine, the purpose of The Human Rights Essay is to provide a space for those wishing to publish their opinions, ideas and research about human rights in the United Kingdom. The simple style of the pages ensures that these words are easy to read whether on a desktop, tablet or phone. There is no provision for readers to make comments on the essays although we are building a loyal Twitter following @humanressay and in this way the debate can continue long after publication.

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The Human Rights Essay is currently seeking submissions. The ideal length is between 1,000 and 5,000 words and we encourage the use of plain language and subheadings. The essay must concern an aspect of human rights law, policy or practice in the UK or Europe, and be interesting and engaging for specialists and non-specialists alike. We encourage submissions from non-lawyers, in particular historians, philosophers, political theorists and sociologists.

Please see the essays already published to get an idea of what we are interested in. We cannot publish anything false, misleading, defamatory or subject to copyright elsewhere. Should you wish to publish without revealing your name on the site (except, of course, to the Editor) this might be possible.

To submit an essay to be considered for publication, please email with your essay (a Word document) attached.


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