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Call for Submissions by ‘Rights’- A Free Platform on Human Rights: Rolling Submissions

Submissions are invited by way of a call for submissions for ‘Rights!’, a free, open platform to read, write, share and discuss and act on human rights and democratisation.

About Rights

Rights! was initiated in 2015 by a small group of graduates from the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA), with the support of the Board of the E.MAlumni Association. In the spirit of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation and the Global Campus of Master’s Programmes and Diplomas in Human Rights and Democratisation, the blog site connects different disciplines, institutions and experts. It offers varied perspectives across sectors, themes, areas of work and continents. In so doing, it also provides opportunities to reinforce synergies between knowledge and skills; theory and practice; teaching, learning and daily implementation.

If you like to explore and engage in quality and accessible publishing, information sharing and human rights practice, then follow us or get in touch with us. All ideas for new content or commissions are welcome. Please check our guidelines on how to contribute and contact us here.

All writers and editors contribute to Rights! on a voluntary basis. Authors write in their personal capacity and their opinions do not represent the views of the institutions or organisations with whom they are affiliated. The editors do not necessarily endorse the viewpoints expressed by the authors

Call for Submissions

Rights welcomes any submission discussing human rights to create an exchange of ideas and
information from different angles and perspectives.

Who can Contribute?

Students, scholars, human rights professionals and defenders, journalists, as well as witnesses of violations

Categories of Submissions

  • Papers
  • Opinions
  • Reports
  • Accounts

Submission Guidelines

Every submission is reviewed by members of the editorial board, who may ask for amendments/edits before the piece is passed on to the Editor-in-Chief for final approval and publication.


  • Texts should be between 500 and 2500 words.
  • Submissions must be in English (please, make sure your grammar is at a publishable level).
  • You must indicate whether your contribution has already been published or submitted elsewhere.


  • You must use in-text citations in any variant of the Harvard System. Do not use footnotes.
  • Please embed hyperlinks to your sources in addition to, or in the place of, academic referencing.
  • Place all quotations in standard quotation marks and indent longer quotes. Do not write quotations in Italics.
  • If images are used, they must be accompanied by full copyright attribution.

Special Feature Series

Our blog hosts a number of special sections and issues. You can explore each on the website and let us know if you wish to submit your contribution to one such section or issue.

Suggested Format

This template is provided for your reference only: You are not necessarily required to follow it. In drafting your submission, you can answer these questions in order to better structure your text.

Your opening paragraph or paragraphs should cover the following:

  1. What is your argument, opinion, or topic? (State it clearly in your first line or two)
  2. How is it relevant?
  3. What is the overall context? (Help the reader understand the situation)
  4. Why do you care? (Help us understand where are you situated as an author)
  5. Why should we care? (What is the thing we did not know and you are telling us)
  6. How is it connected to human rights?
  7. How do you intend to approach the topic? (Describe your method or style)
  8. How is the text articulated? (Give a preview of how the rest of the text is structured so that a reader can properly follow you).

Please articulate your text according to the overview you have provided. If you rely on sources, please provide a brief description and an embedded hyperlink to the reference. Make sure that you speak to a global audience, who may have no familiarity with your legal or political system, by providing enough information for anyone to fully appreciate what you are trying to convey.

Contact Information

The Editorial Board of Rights! can be reached at

Click here for the official website.

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