Columbia Human Rights Law Review

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Columbia Human Rights Law Review  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Columbia Hum. Rights L. Rev.
Discipline Jurisprudence
Language English
Publication details
Sheridan (United States)
Publication history
Frequency 3/year

The Columbia Human Rights Law Review is a law review established in 1967 focusing on human rights issues. The journal is produced and edited by students of the Columbia University School of Law and is "dedicated to the analysis and discussion of human rights and civil liberties under both domestic and international law."[1] In 2016, the journal launched HRLR Online, an online publication featuring shorter, cutting-edge pieces focusing on human rights.[2]


The journal has published Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Amal Clooney, Judge Morris Lasker, Vernon Jordan, Michael Posner, Vilma Martinez, Jack Greenberg, Marian Wright Edelman, Albie Sachs, Eben Moglen, Louis Henkin, Gerald Neuman, Jeremy Waldron, James Liebman, Harold Hongju Koh, Mary Robinson, Fionnuala Ni Aolain, Sarah Cleveland, and Justice Arthur Chaskalson, among others.


The journal is currently the highest-ranked human rights law journal in the world.[3] Since 2006, it has been the most cited human rights law journal in the world. [4]

A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual[edit]

Since 1978, the editors of the journal have also published A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual.[5]