Human Rights Law Centre


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.


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.  

Nottingham Studies on Human Rights

The Nottingham Studies on Human Rights is a series edited within HRLC by Professor David Harris and Professor Dominic McGoldrick. It comprises a collection of monographs and edited volumes offering scholarly analysis and discussion of the theory and practice of international and national human rights law.

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 edits the Yearbook of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which is now published by Brill. 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.


Published bi-annually, the Human Rights Law Centre newsletter highlights current and forthcoming projects and events at the centre including high-profile guest visits, conferences and training courses. For information and free download of recent newsletters, see our Newsletter page

Human Rights Law Centre

School of Law
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 846 8506