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About HRLR

Trump Human Rights Tracker

To aid journalists, civil society organizations, and the general public, the human rights organizations of Columbia Law School have launched a regularly updated tool to keep track of Trump’s actions and their impacts on human rights. The Trump Human Rights Tracker can be found here.

The Columbia Human Rights Law Review (HRLR) seeks to publish and distribute legal analysis and discussion of civil liberties and human rights under both international and domestic law. HRLR believes that thoughtful discussion of human rights issues and broad dissemination of information about legal remedies for human rights violations promote human rights around the world.

To this end, HRLR has published a law review of scholarly articles and commentary covering domestic and international human rights issues since 1968. Due to the journal’s expansive view of human rights, HRLR articles cover a wide range of topics and are considered a valuable resource for academics and practitioners alike. In addition, the HRLR enjoys a wide circulation-our subscribers are individuals, institutions, human rights organizations, and libraries in over forty countries. By virtue of the breadth of HRLR articles, and the wide audience that is reached, the Columbia Human Rights Law Review has a truly profound impact on the field of human rights.

Judge Morris Lasker
Vernon Jordan
Michael Posner
Vilma Martinez
Jack Greenberg
Bishop Desmond Tutu
Marian Wright Edelman
Albie Sachs
Eben Moglen
Louis Henkin
Gerald Neuman
Jeremy Waldron
James Liebman
Harold Hongju Koh
Mary Robinson
Fionnuala Ni Aolain
Sarah Cleveland
Amal Clooney
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice Arthur Chaskalson
Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual
The HRLR publishes and sells A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual (“the JLM”), a legal resource produced to assist prisoners and others in negotiating the U.S. legal system. With thirty-six chapters on legal rights and procedures including the appellate process, federal habeas corpus relief, the Prison Litigation Reform Act, religious freedom in prison, the rights of prisoners with disabilities, and many more, the JLM is a major legal reference for prisoners and libraries across the country. The HRLR publishes this critical resource and delivers it to some of those individuals whose rights are most threatened in our judicial system yet who often have no access to legal assistance. Our students deliver over a thousand JLMs every year to prisoners, institutions, libraries, and organizations. We also publish a Spanish version of the JLM to serve as a resource to Spanish-language prisoners. Finally, the JLM offers an Immigration and Consular Access Supplement in both English and Spanish language versions.
HRLR Editors
Hanna St. Marie
Patricia Okonta
Executive Editor
Rebecca Nocharli
Executive Production Editor
Mohini Banerjee
Executive Submissions Editor
Alex Botoman
Executive Notes Editor