Este reporte fue elaborado por Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga.
The European Journal of Human Rights was launched in early 2013 as a response to the new pathways through which human rights evolve. International treaties and new laws continue to matter. But the development of human rights has become, first and foremost, the result of a dialogue between courts, at all levels -- international, regional and national --, and other human rights bodies, who contribute to shape the "common law" of human rights in an organic, networked fashion. The Journal therefore aims to encourage doctrinal thinking and dialogue across legal venues, highlighting how concepts and ideas migrate from forum to forum, permanently reshaping human rights law.
The choice for a bilingual Journal mirrors this evolution. It is potentially a strength, but it is also a challenge: the European Journal of International Law was bilingual (French and English) until 2002, when it moved to Oxford University Press.
Under the supervision of Professor Olivier De Schutter, its Editor-in-chief and currently the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, the Journal publishes high quality review articles which are systematically submitted to a “double-blind peer-review” mechanism.
In addition to those, each of the five annual issues of the Journal also comprises an analysis of the developments which took place in two areas of human rights over the year – thus covering ten thematic issues annually. Lastly a “New Developments” section presents, in the form of short summaries, the developments that have occurred in the area of human rights since the last issue of the Journal. This section is divided by themes and not only covers developments of case-law but also political initiatives, negotiation of new instruments and more.
Editorial of the first edition:
For more on the Journal, which welcomes submissions either in French or in English, please visit the website -- or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.