Sunday, October 6, 2019

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Street Protests and Human Rights (Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law)

Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law
Centre for Comparative and Public Law

Call for Papers

Special Issue on Street Protests and Human Rights

In 2019 Hong Kong saw unprecedented confrontations between police and protesters sparked by human rights concerns with a proposed amendment bill that would have enabled the surrender of fugitive offenders to other parts of China.  Street protests leading to clashes with the police also flared up in Moscow, Kashmir, West Papua, Cape Town, Mexico, Zimbabwe, and Honduras. Police powers and public order measures can have severe consequences for protesters, journalists, and other members of the public.  These recent events have given rise to many important human rights law issues that may require the attention of courts, tribunals, legislative bodies, governments, and international organisations. To contribute to a global discussion of these issues, the Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law is soliciting new scholarship on the human rights law issues of street protests in the Asia-Pacific or of potential interest to the region, particularly in terms of international standards.  An editorial committee of experts will peer review submitted papers and the best ones will be published in a special issue of the journal planned for issue 1 of volume 21 (2020). 
  Established in 2000 and now based at The University of Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law is the leading law journal on human rights in Asia.  It has published influential articles on important human rights issues occurring in most Asia-Pacific jurisdictions.  Two issues of the journal are published each year. Abstracts of articles are indexed on Scopus and searchable on Westlaw.  Full text is available on BrillOnline, EBSCO, and HeinOnline. The journal’s website is https://brill.com/view/journals/aphu/aphu-overview.xml.
  Submission instructions. For the special issue, papers should be no longer than 12,000 words (inclusive of footnotes).  Please follow the OSCOLA (4th edn) standard for the citation of legal authorities. Email papers to apjhrl@hku.hk.  For papers to be considered for the special issue, they must be received by 31 January 2020.

                                                             Editors-in-Chief

Simon N. M. Young                                     Kelley Loper
Professor                                                        Associate Professor
Faculty of Law                                               Faculty of Law
                         The University of Hong Kong                    The University of Hong Kong

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