RightsViews is an initiative led by graduate students at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, but is a space for all Columbia faculty and students to share, discuss, and debate human rights issues.

Get involved today! To make a contribution to RightsViews, please contact our editors at [email protected].

Types of articles we accept:

  • Analytical pieces on human rights related topics. These can be condensed versions of academic papers, interviews, or other formats that critically engage with human rights ideas. Pieces should be written in an accessible, engaging style and generally range from 600-1200 words. Please include hyperlink citations within the text.
  • Creative takes on human rights issues. Think photo essays, graphic articles, zines, or other visual means of analyzing human rights.
  • Well-researched and nuanced opinion pieces on human rights-related issues and current events. 600-800 words. Please include hyperlink citations within the text.

Please Note: Due to a high volume of daily submissions, if you are sending in a piece for consideration and are not a part of the Columbia University community, please allow a two-week grace period for the editors to respond to your requests. Thank you for your patience.