Our publications

Global Campus scholars publish a wealth of innovative books and academic articles, which reflect the multi-disciplinarity and regional diversity of our network.

In the repository, you can find books, pamphlets, theses, reports and articles written by our worldwide partners, experts, academics, and students.

Global Campus Human Rights Journal

The Global Campus Human Rights Journal (GCHRJ) is established as a peer-reviewed bi-annual publication dedicated to serving as a forum for rigorous scholarly analysis and critical commentary in the fields of human rights and democratisation at the local, national, regional and global levels. We particularly encourage multi- and inter-disciplinary perspectives and a range of methodological approaches. GCHRJ also aims to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration between stakeholders, including academics, activists in human rights and democratisation, NGOs and civil society. GCHRJ is an open access journal published under the auspices of the Global Campus of Human Rights and supported financially by the European Union.


Awarded Masters’ Theses

Every year the regional master’s programmes also select the best master thesis of the previous academic year that is published online as part of the GC publications. The selected seven GC master theses cover a range of different international human rights topics and challenges. Adding to the GC master theses, are selections of Master’s theses which most Programmes award on a yearly basis (e.g. E.MA Awarded theses).


FRAME Reports

The reports constitute the chief result of the work of over a hundred of scholars gathered under the umbrella of FRAME project researching the means to foster human rights among European policies. FRAME was a large-scale, collaborative research project (2013-2017) funded under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) coordinated by the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and conducted by 19 research institutes from around the world.


European Human Rights Yearbook

The European Yearbook on Human Rights adopts a holistic, critical perspective on recent developments in the area of human rights, particularly in Europe. It contains extensive sections on the three main organisations charged with securing human rights in Europe: EU, Council of Europe and OSCE. The Yearbook also typically addresses the role of civil society in human rights protection and covers a broad range of other multidisciplinary topics. The impressive array of authors – academics and diplomats, practitioners and human rights experts – makes the Yearbook essential reading for anyone interested in human rights in Europe and beyond.



The Global Campus Open Knowledge Repository is a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes all digital materials resulting from the rich and varied production of the Global Campus of Human Rights. It is an ever-growing collection which aims to give visibility to our research outputs, educational content, and multimedia materials; sustain open access for knowledge transfer; and foster communication within and beyond academia.


Publications by GC Scholars

Scholars affiliated with the Global Campus participating universities regularly publish monographies, anthologies and journal articles on topics related to human rights and democracy. An overview of selected recent publications can be found at our recent publications section.


EMA 20 years

The academic year 2016/2017 marked the 20th anniversary of EMA cooperation, which was initiated in 1997 in the context of the UN Decade for Human Rights Education. The anniversary publication 20 Years of EMA celebrates this remarkable accomplishment with a rich collection of articles, photos, testimony by contributors and beneficiaries of this innovative and influential undertaking.