Submissions to the Human Rights Here (HRH) blog are invited from scholars and practitioners both inside and outside of the Netherlands. Members of the NNHRR and early career scholars are especially welcomed to submit blog content.

Please send your contribution to:


HRH will accept contributions that involve the outcomes of recent research, but also those that analyse recent administrative, political and legislative developments and case-law. The blog post should demonstrate societal relevance.

Arguments should be well-founded, well-argued academically and demonstrably relevant for the realisation of human rights in theory and practice. The blog contributions should bring an added value and preferably new content to debates related to human rights.

A short bibliographical note, specifying the author’s current affiliation, portrait photo and e-mail address should be provided with the submission.


Blog posts should be between 500 and 1000 words. However, the Editorial Board may consider longer pieces of exceptional quality. It may be proposed to break a longer blog post up into a series of shorter posts.


The language of Human Rights Here is English, so as to be accessible to all members of the NNHRR as well as to its international audience. Through our editorial process, we will seek to ensure that the language is of high quality, free of errors, professional, yet also accessible to a larger audience. For example, it is recommended to not excessively use technical, academic or legal jargon.


We do not publish endnotes or footnotes, but authors are free to use embedded links to open access online sources.


Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) format.

Process for Reviewing Submissions

The decision whether to post a given contribution will be made solely on the basis of its quality.

Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the Editorial Board, normally within three weeks following submission. Submissions may be accepted, rejected or returned to the author for revision. This review may result in comments and suggestions to the author and we ask for a timely return of the piece.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to refuse publication of submissions that do not comply with the mission of the blog or the instructions for authors, or are considered offensive or otherwise inappropriate in nature.