has been constructed with a view to offering visitors scientific information
related to human rights.
In order to create a user-friendly access to data, the Issues
section is subdivided into four subsections: Theory
and freedoms -
Protections and guarantees - Special
In each thematic section, different kinds of information are available:
relevant international or regional instruments, scholarly articles, links
to relevant websites, principal legal cases and commentaries, official
reports, a selective bibliography, and finally a list of human rights
actors working in the field at hand.
Other sections allow direct access to the directory
of actors, of the HRNi
scientific committees, or to the list of human
rights instruments. The search engine allows you to go directly to
the specific information you are looking for.
Finally, the "News
and Updates", "Calendar"
sections are all directly accessible from the home page.
evaluation committee and the editorial
board are dedicated to guaranteeing the quality of scholarship of
the works published on the site.
are encouraged to submit
your contributions to our Editorial Board. Unlike a classic journal
or periodical, HRNi aims at becoming an anthology of the best articles
on human rights. These may have been published already in traditional
publications or may be published for the first time on HRNi.
The HRNi site is supported
and updated by a network of qualified researchers. Besides articles, you
are encouraged to propose other kinds of modifications that will enrich
the site. To do this, just contact
HRNi or click on the heading "Contribute".
HRNi is also developing a network
of specialists that will mobilize the academic community to lead research
programmes in the field of human rights and democracy. This network intends
to encourage contact among researchers in order to promote research and
the exchange of ideas and specialized information. Moreover, it will guarantee
the effectiveness of HRNi interventions: thanks to its ability to call
upon the expertise of network members to intervene in their area of specialization,
HRNi will be able, if need be, to guide members of political institutions
and civil society in search of high-quality studies to the best qualified
research units. It will also promote contact between the academic community
and the interested public. If youd like to make contact with one
of the network specialists, please write to Ludovic Hennebel (HRNi Programme
Manager), at firstname.lastname@example.org.