The CJHR publishes quality scholarly papers that make a significant, original contribution to legal scholarship or multidisciplinary fields related to human rights and humanitarian law.

Submissions to the CJHR are accepted on an ongoing basis.

As a refereed journal, all submissions are subject to review in two stages. Each submission is subject to an internal review by the Submissions Review Committee of the CJHR Editorial Board. Articles can be rejected during our internal review for numerous reasons and the Board does not provide reasons for its decisions at this stage. Submissions that pass the first stage are then subject to external blind review by peer scholars. The entire review process may take between three and twelve weeks. Manuscripts will not be returned.

  • We do not consider manuscripts that are under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • We do not consider manuscripts that have been previously published.

Authors must indicate in the cover letter that the manuscript is original and has not been previously published. Please also indicate that the manuscript is being submitted for the exclusive consideration of the CJHR.

Please also see our Manuscript Specifications and Style Guide.