Members of the Human Rights Law Centre conduct ground-breaking research. Current research areas include the promotion and protection of human rights in conflict and post-conflict situations, the professional identity of the human rights field officer, UN treaty body reform, transitional justice, the International Criminal Court, economic, social and cultural rights, human rights, trade and business, and the European Convention on Human Rights.
The Centre edits and/or publishes leading series including the Yearbook of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the International Human rights Reports and the Human Rights Law Review. It also sometimes produces publications as a result of training courses, workshops and conferences.
Nottingham Studies on Human Rights
The Nottingham Studies on Human Rights is a newly established series edited within HRLC by Professor David Harris and Professor Michael O'Flaherty. It will comprise a collection of monographs and edited volumes offering scholarly analysis and discussion of the theory and practice of international and national human rights law.
Human Rights Law Review
The Human Rights Law Review promotes awareness, knowledge, and discussion on matters of human rights law and policy. The Review publishes critical articles that consider human rights in their various contexts, from global to national levels, book reviews, and a section dedicated to analysis of recent jurisprudence and practice of the UN and regional human rights systems.
International Human Rights Reports
Published four times a year, these Reports collect primary source materials on human rights matters, including human rights treaties promoted by the UN and other documents adopted within the UN and other international organisations.
Yearbook of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture
The Human Rights Law Centre annually publishes the Yearbook of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. It documents the implementation of a unique human rights treaty which seeks to prevent human rights violations in places of detention in over forty European states, by means of prison and other visits by its independent European Committee for the Prevention of Torture.
The members of the Human Rights Law Centre's Operational Units continue to produce research in their areas of expertise, including human rights in conflict and post-conflict situations, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the International Criminal Court. For a list of publications produced by each Unit, please see the Unit Publications page.
Published bi-annually, the Human Rights Law Centre newsletter highlights current and forthcoming projects and events at the centre including high-profile guest vists, conferences and training courses. For information and free download of recent newsletters, see our Newsletter page.
Conference Publications and Training Materials
The Human Rights Law Centre sometimes publishes workshop and conference reports as a result of its project activities, as well as materials relevant to its bespoke training courses such as training manuals. You can read many of these materials in our dedicated conference publications and training materials section.
Human Rights Law Commentary
The Human Rights Law Commentary is an annual online journal, produced by Nottingham Law Students from 2005 – 2007. The Commentary gives postgraduate students the opportunity to be involved with all stages of publishing an academic journal, and provides a means of showcasing some of their excellent legal research. Previous articles are available on our Human Rights Law Commentary page.