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Regarding Rights is a forum for voices from activism and academia to comment on important issues in human rights.
The blog is an initiative from the Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ). Co-edited by Benjamin Authers and Emma Larking under the auspices of Professor Hilary Charlesworth’s ARC Laureate Fellowship Project ‘Strengthening the international human rights system: rights, regulation and ritualism,’ the aim of Regarding Rights is to engage critically with human rights issues from a range of perspectives.
Since its launch in 2012, Regarding Rights has published articles on the history of human rights, the International Criminal Court, Maori rights under constitutional law; the right to asylum, corporations and human rights, prisons in Australia, the November 2012 ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, animal rights, and children’s rights. Contributors include members of the CIGJ and visitors to the Centre, as well as Australian and international commentators and social justice activists. Interspersed with comments on human rights issues, Regarding Rights also provides regular updates on the activities of the CIGJ and RegNet community.
Invitation to contribute to Regarding Rights
Are you interested in contributing to Regarding Rights? We are happy to publish short pieces of around 400 words, but we also regularly feature more sustained comments of up to 2,000 words. Entries may focus on ‘hot topics’ in rights; equally importantly, we provide a space for contributors to intervene in long standing debates and to comment on areas of historical and theoretical concern. Our aim is to publish pieces that represent the breadth of work in human rights.
We welcome articles that are carefully considered, reflective and that cast new light on contentious issues.
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