Friday, November 07, 2014

Announcing "Business and Human Rights Jounal" a New Cambridge Journal and Call for Papers

It is my great pleasure to pass along an announcement of the start of what will be an excellent and much needed journal established under the aegis of Cambridge University Press--the Business and Human Rights Journal.

A description of the new Journal, on whose editorial board I serve, and the initial call for papers follows, along with a list of the editors in chief and the editorial board of the Journal. Please consider submitting your manuscripts to the BHRJ.

The Business and Human Rights Journal (BHRJ) is a new peer-reviewed academic journal published by Cambridge University Press. The journal will be launched at the 4th UN Business and Human Rights Forum in December 2015.

BHRJ will provide an authoritative platform for scholarly debate on all issues concerning the interface of business and human rights in an open, critical and interdisciplinary manner. It aims to publish original and diverse works of the highest scholarly quality examining any relevant issue from theoretical, empirical and policy/reform-oriented perspective.

In addition to publishing scholarly articles and book reviews, BHRJ will feature a ‘Developments in the Field’ (DiF) section, which will include short pieces highlighting key policy, legal and regulatory developments, as well as case studies and insight pieces by academics, practitioners, human rights advocates, and policy-makers.

The Editors welcome submissions on all business and human rights-related topics from scholars and practitioners working in diverse fields such as business and human rights, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, business management, economics, political science, sociology, international law, international relations, public policy, constitutional law, human rights, labour law, environmental law, trade and investment law, consumer protection law, corporate/business law, corporate governance, sustainability, and globalisation. We encourage submissions from scholars representing all parts of the world and particularly from scholars in the Global South.

BHRJ will consider submissions on a rolling basis. However, in order to be considered for the inaugural issue, the submission deadline is 31 March 2015.

The recommended length (including footnotes) is 9,000-12,000 words for articles, 1,500-2,500 words for DiF pieces, and 1,000-1,500 words for book reviews. The Editors may, however, consider longer or shorter papers. Please consult the BHRJ style sheet for further instructions for contributors.

Manuscripts should be sent as a Word attachment to If you have any queries, please contact any of the Editors-in-Chief:

Surya Deva (,
Anita Ramasastry (,
Michael Santoro (, and
Florian Wettstein (


Professor Anita Ramasastry
Professor Michael Santoro
Professor Florian Wettstein
Associate Professor Surya Deva

Book Review Editor
Associate Professor Karin Buhmann
Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
Porcelaenshaven 18 B
DK- 2000 Frederiksberg

Editorial Board
Dr Michael K Addo
University of Exeter; Member, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, UK
Professor Denis G Arnold
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Professor Dorothee Baumann-Pauly
NYU’s Stern School of Business, USA
Professor David Bilchitz
Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Professor George G Brenkert
McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, USA
Professor Tom Campbell
Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Professor Wang Canfa
China University of Political Science and Law; Director, Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victim, China
Professor Larry Catá Backer
Dickinson Law School, Penn State University, USA
Professor Andrew Clapham
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
Dr Shane Darcy
Irish Centre for Human Rights Galway, Ireland
Professor Thomas Donaldson
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Associate Professor Mary Gallagher
Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, USA
Professor Erika George
College of Law, University of Utah, USA
Associate Professor Nien-hê Hsieh
Harvard Business School, USA
Professor Sarah Joseph
Faculty of Law and Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University, Australia
Professor David Kinley
Chair in Human Rights Law, Sydney Law School, Australia
Professor Ching Kwan Lee
University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Professor Sheldon Leader
School of Law, University of Essex; Director, Essex Business and Human Rights Project, UK
Professor Robert McCorquodale
British Institute of International & Comparative Law, UK
Professor Ken McPhail
University of Manchester, UK
Assistant Professor Mahdev Mohan
Singapore Management University, Singapore
Dr Justine Nolan
Faculty of Law and Deputy Director, Australian Human Rights Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia
Professor Guido Palazzo
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Professor Thomas Pogge
Yale University, USA
Professor César Rodríguez Garavito
Program on Global Justice, University of Los Andes, Colombia
Associate Professor Sara Seck
Faculty of Law, Western University, Canada
Associate Professor Penelope Simons
Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada
Professor Patricia H Werhane
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, USA

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