Welcome to the Harvard Human Rights Journal
The Harvard Human Rights Journal (HHRJ) was founded in 1988 and has since endeavored to be a site for a broad spectrum of scholarship on international and domestic human rights issues.
Winter 2021 Essay Contest Winners
For the Winter 2021 Essay Contest, the Harvard Human Rights Journal asked student authors from across Harvard University to think “beyond the headlines” and highlight issues in human rights that are not heavily featured in mainstream media. We received a variety of excellent submissions and selected two winning pieces, along with a select few honorable mentions. HHRJ is excited to share their insightful work over the following weeks. The list of winner and honorable mentions is below and all pieces will be published on the Online Journal.
Angel Gabriel Cabrera Silva, SJD Candidate ‘23, LLM ‘16 – At the Margins of the Indigenous Rights Ecosystem: Underrepresented Struggles for Self-Determination
Fatoumata Ouedrago, Harvard College ‘23 – The Plight of Talibé Children in Senegal
Janna Ramadan, Harvard College ‘23 – Perpetuating Islamophobic Discrimination in the United States: Examining the Relationship Between News, Social Media, and Hate Crimes
Nathalie Gunasekera, JD ‘21 – The UN Must Deliver Long Overdue Remedies for the Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian Victims of Lead Poisoning in Kosovo