Working Paper Series
Dedicated to interdisciplinary and critical dialogue on international human rights law and discourse, the Human Rights Working Paper Series (WPS) publishes innovative papers by established and early-career researchers as well as practitioners. The WPS provides a lively, productive environment for debate about human rights among academics, policymakers, activists, practitioners, and the wider public. Authors from all disciplines and institutions are welcome to submit paper. Publication in the WPS does not preclude future publication elsewhere; in fact, many of our working papers have since been published in academic journals and edited volumes.
The WPS is edited and coordinated by an interdisciplinary editorial committee that includes graduate students and faculty from across the University of Texas. Submissions undergo a rigorous selection process, and receive detailed comments and feedback from members of the editorial committee.
Each year, the WPS publishes the winning paper from the Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights, an interdisciplinary writing competition organized by the Rapoport Center. The prize honors Audre Rapoport, who worked tirelessly for the advancement of women in the US and internationally, particularly on issues of reproductive health.
The WPS also fosters international human rights scholarship through its collaboration with Sur: International Journal on Human Rights, a São Paulo-based journal that is published biannually in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. WPS editors work with Sur to edit articles that have been translated to English from a variety of languages. Through this partnership, the WPS expands human rights dialogue across linguistic borders.
To learn more about how to submit a paper, click here.
View all of our published papers here:
Archiving Memory After Mass Atrocities
by John D. Ciorciari
Legal Empowerment of the Poor: The Re-emergence of a Lost Strand of Human Rights?
by Marlese von Broembsen
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 (2011): Libya in the Dock
by Barbara Harlow, Daniel Kahozi, Lucas Lixinski, and Caroline Carter
Thinking Past Rights: Towards Feminist Theories of Reparations
by Genevieve Renard Painter
Wearing Out Arizona
by Sandra K. Soto
Continuing Uncertainties: Forced Marriage as a Crime Against Humanity
by Jennifer Del Vecchio