Welcome to the Harvard Human Rights Journal
Since its foundation in 1988, the Harvard Human Rights Journal (“HHRJ” or “the Journal”) has provided a forum for a diverse array of human rights scholarship authored by legal scholars, practitioners, and law students. HHRJ intends to serve as the premier law student-edited legal publication focused on human rights law and policy, publishing content in print and online. The Journal aspires to publish content that sets the cutting edge of international human rights law, in both international and domestic contexts, exploring novel arguments and issues that advance the universal promise of human rights.
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