Journal of Human Rights and the Environment

 

The Journal of Human Rights and the Environment is a bi-annual law journal covering the links and tensions between human rights and environmental issues. It is widely recognised by international scholars for its intellectual quality, relevance and for the depth of its contribution to the vital search for new ways of negotiating the human-environment interface. The journal has published works by leading scholars on human rights and the environment, some of which have been referred to by courts and human rights treaty bodies. Read more about the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (JHRE).

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Frequency: 2 issues per year


JHRE has received an Impact Factor of (3) in the ESCI from Clarivate.

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (JHRE) is a bi-annual law journal covering the links and tensions between human rights and environmental issues. The journal is widely recognised by international scholars for its intellectual quality, relevance and for the depth of its contribution to the vital search for new ways of negotiating the human-environment interface. The journal has published works by leading scholars on human rights and the environment, including Dinah Shelton, Christopher Stone, Mary Warnock, Ngaire Naffine, Peadar Kirby, Upendra Baxi, Laura Westra, David Kinley, Lorraine Code, and Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos. Some of these works have been referred to by courts and human rights treaty bodies: for example, in the European Court of Human Rights’ 2022 judgments on the environment Pavlov and Others v. Russia and Kotov and Others v. Russia, Judge Serghides, concurring, made extensive references to the Strasbourg Principles and to various articles from the Human Rights and the Planet special issue.

Peer-review Process

All submissions are double-blind peer reviewed

Subscriptions, Accessing Content, TOC alerts

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If your institution has a subscription, content is accessible via IP ranges. Single articles can also be purhased online.

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Archiving

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Ethics Policy

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Indexing

ESCI (Clarivate Analytics)

EBSCO: Legal Source

The Standard Periodical Directory

Law Journal Rankings Project

ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)

SCOPUS

Editor-in-Chief

  • Anna Grear, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Waikato, New Zealand; Founder of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE)

Coeditor-in-Chief

  • Jana Norman, Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Deakin University, Australia

Senior Editors

  • Sam Adelman, Professor of Law, University of Warwick, UK
  • Vito De Lucia, Professor, Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
  • Carmen Gonzalez, Morris I. Leibman Professor of Law, ​Loyola University Chicago School of Law, US

Editors

  • Sam Varvastian, Lecturer in Law, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University, UK
  • Margherita Pieraccini, Professor of Law, University of Bristol, UK
  • Sarah Riley Case, Assistant Professor, McGill University Faculty of Law, Canada
  • Usha Natarajan, Associate Professor of Law, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Kathleen Birrell, Lecturer, La Trobe Law School, Australia
  • Rosemary Mwanza, Doctoral Researcher, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Tim Lindgren, Doctoral Researcher, Melbourne Law School, Australia

Book Review Editors

  • Giulia Sajeva, Researcher, Department of Culture and Society, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
  • Sanita van Wyk, Lecturer, Tilburg Law School, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Editorial Board

The quality of the editorial board, which is made up of leading scholars with outstanding international reputations, ensures that this journal will make a unique contribution to an informed understanding of the relationship between human rights and the environment.

  • Upendra Baxi, Professor of Law in Development, University of Warwick, UK and University of Delhi, India
  • Klaus Bosselmann, Professor of Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sean Coyle, Professor of English Law, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Bharat Desai, Jawaharlal Nehru Chair in International Environmental Law, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • Qun Du, Professor of Law, Deputy Director, Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University, PRC
  • Kevin Gray, Professor of Law and Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge, UK; Professor of Law, National University of Singapore
  • Parvez Hassan, Senior Partner, Hassan and Hassan, Pakistan
  • Yuji Iwasawa, Professor, Chair of International Law, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Sarah Joseph, Professor of Law, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
  • Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Professor of Law, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Bronwen Morgan, Professor, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, UNSW Law, Sydney, Australia
  • Karen Morrow, Professor of Environmental Law, University of Swansea, UK
  • Bradford Morse, Dean and Professor of Law, Thompson Rivers University, Canada; Professor of Law, University of Waikato, New Zealand; Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Professor of Law and Theory; Director of the Centre for Law and Theory, University of Westminster, UK
  • Benjamin J. Richardson, Professor of Environmental Law, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Philippe Sands QC, Professor of Law, University College London and Matrix Chambers, UK
  • Dinah Shelton, Professor of International Law, George Washington University, US
  • Jenny Steele, Professor of Law, Director of Research, York Law School, University of York, UK
  • Jonathan Verschuuren, Professor of Law, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Christina Voigt, Professor, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo, Norway

 

Submissions

The editors seek high quality contributions on doctrinal scholarship and critical theoretical examinations of between 8,000-12,000 words (including footnotes) from academics, practitioners, and activists. The journal publishes original research articles, commentaries, and book reviews. All submissions are double-blind peer reviewed.

Submissions should be made through the online portal www.manuscriptmanager.net/jhre. If you have any questions regarding the submissions process, please email jhresubmissions@gmail.com and indicate ‘JHRE submission query’ in the subject line.

To propose a book review or for questions in relation to book reviews, please email jhrebookreview@gmail.com.

Style/Submissions Guide

Article manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with our house style guidelines available here: JHRE Guidance.

Terms of publication

Please complete the Author Information form when you submit your final draft. This captures author details, consent to publish, and outlines the terms of publication. All details must be completed before articles can be accepted for publication.