About Us

The Human Rights Researcher’s Network provides a unique platform to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary human rights research, including exchange between the academic and practice spheres.  Membership is open to human rights researchers based in academic institutions and also to those in the practitioner world, including those researching for NGOs, governments, the United Nations and civil society organisations.

The Network hosts a range of events on human rights related topics along with an annual conference. The Network welcomes collaborative partnerships with other human rights organisations. The official journal of the Network is the International Journal of Human Rights, a peer-reviewed journal that produces eight issues per year.

 The Human Rights Consortium (HRC) of the University of London hosts the HRRN and was established to facilitate and promote inter-disciplinary research in human rights nationally and internationally. It fulfils this mandate through a range of activities including events, research training, visiting fellowships schemes, network development and publications.

Membership Privileges
  • Access to a large network of human  rights researchers
  • Free subscription to the International Journal of Human Rights, including access to the archives (standard subscription normally costs £195)
  • Preferential rate for the Network annual conference
  • Preferential rates for Network affiliated conferences and workshops
  • Online bimonthly newsletter updating recent developments in the field, including new publications, forthcoming events, funding opportunities, research fellowships and special journal issues
  • 20% discount on Routledge books


The standard annual membership fee is £30.00. Students are eligible for a discounted rate of £20.00. Register to join the HRRN here.

Note: Scholars and Researchers based in Least Developed Countries will be eligible for complementary membership subject to approval from the Network. Applicants will be expected to provide a CV and a Statement of Interest to support their application for membership. Please contact us on hrrn@sas.ac.uk for further details.