Launch of new Global Campus Human Rights Journal

The Global Campus of Human Rights is proud to announce the launch of the Global Campus Human Rights Journal (GCHRJ), a peer-reviewed online publication serving as a forum for rigorous scholarly analysis, critical commentaries, and reports on recent developments pertaining to human rights and democratisation globally. The first issue is now available online at

GCHRJ is edited by a team of three, led by Frans Viljoen, Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, who is assisted by two co-editors: Vahan Bournazian, Professor at Yerevan State University in Armenia, and Matthew Mullen, Lecturer at Mahidol University of Bangkok in Thailand. They are supported by an International Editorial Advisory Board.

“There is an increasing need for a forum fostering dialogue and collaboration between stakeholders, including academics, activists in human rights and democratisation, NGOs and civil society” Prof. Viljoen said. “GCHRJ will be able to fill this need by adopting multi- and inter-disciplinary perspectives, and using comparative approaches.”

The challenges of today’s world are multifaceted and transnational in nature. They cause heated debate and controversy and require multi-layered answers. The contribution of GCHRJ is to provide expertise to guide responses and solutions and to infuse them with ethical, human rights-based perspectives.

GCHRJ consists of two sections, each containing full-length peer-reviewed academic articles. The first section contains solicited and unsolicited articles on various themes. The second section provides an overview of recent regional developments on human rights and democratisation across the globe, including analyses of decisions or findings of relevant courts or other bodies. 

GCHRJ is an open-access journal and is published biannually. Submissions - in English, French or Spanish - are welcome at any time and should be sent to Isabeau de Meyer at The Guidelines for Authors can be found here.

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