Transnational Human Rights Review

The Transnational Human Rights Review (THR) is an academic journal that publishes articles in English that examine the transnational promotion and protection of human rights. It encourages the submission of articles that examine human rights in a variety of ways that could be viewed as “transnational” or which engage with questions relating in some way to transnational human rights normativity and practices. It contains scholarly articles written by authors from around the world. The journal is led by an international team of editors. The journal’s international advisory board is constituted by world renowned scholars and jurists. It provides broad policy advice to the editors and helps ensure that the journal maintains the highest scholarly standards.

The journal is published collaboratively once per annum by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Abuja, Nigeria and the Nathanson Centre for Transnational Human Rights, Crime, and Security of York University, Toronto, Canada. The quality of the journal is ensured through a double-blind peer-review process administered by its editors.

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Normally, the journal will only consider publishing well researched and written articles of between 6000 and 10000 words in length; and book/case reviews of a shorter length.

Submissions, which should accord with the McGill Legal Style Guide, should be emailed to with copies to and

The publishers wish to acknowledge the generous support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada toward the publication of this journal.

Transnational Legal Theory Journal: A Quarterly Journal

The Nathanson Centre houses and provides administrative support for the journal Transnational Legal Theory, published by Hart Publishing. Many of the editors of the journal are Nathanson-affiliated professors, including its Founding Editor, Professor Craig Scott, its current Convening Editor, Professor Peer Zumbansen, and its Book Review Editors, Professors François Tanguay-Renaud and Michael Giudice.

The objective of Transnational Legal Theory is to publish high-quality theoretical scholarship that addresses transnational dimensions of law and legal dimensions of transnational fields and activity.

Central to Transnational Legal Theory’s mandate is publication of work that explores whether and how transnational contexts, forces and ideations affect debates within existing traditions or schools of legal thought. Similarly, the journal aspires to encourage scholars debating general theories about law to consider the relevance of transnational contexts and dimensions for their work. With respect to particular jurisprudence, the journal welcomes not only submissions that involve theoretical explorations of fields commonly constructed as transnational in nature (such as commercial law, maritime law, or cyberlaw) but also explorations of transnational aspects of fields less commonly understood in this way (for example, criminal law, family law, company law, tort law, evidence law, and so on). Submissions of work exploring process-oriented approaches to law as transnational (from transjurisdictional litigation to delocalized arbitration to multi-level governance) are also encouraged. Equally central to Transnational Legal Theory’s mandate is theoretical work that explores fresh (or revived) understandings of international law and comparative law ‘beyond the state’ (and the interstate). The journal has a special interest in submissions that explore the interfaces, intersections, and mutual embeddedness of public international law, private international law, and comparative law, notably in terms of whether such inter-relationships are reshaping these sub-disciplines in directions that are, in important respects, transnational in nature. Other areas of interest for the journal include the interaction of systems or orders along such axes as the following examples: constitutional law theory on the reception of various forms of external law by states’ legal orders; jurisdictional theory on the external projection of states’ legal orders; public law theory on the evolution of regional legal orders; panstate religious normativity; and the theorization of law as “global” in preference or contradistinction to law as either international or transnational. Legal theory is understood broadly to encompass a variety of inter- and subdisciplinary theoretical approaches to law or to law-like normativity, including, to name only some, philosophy of law, legal sociology, legal history, law and economics, and international relations theory.