Open Access Statement

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Open Access Statement

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As of 2019 the Columbia Human Rights Law Review (HRLR) is an open access publication, which means that content published from 2019 onward is free to access without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Authors retain their copyright and agree to license their articles with a Creative Commons “Attribution” License (CC-BY) unless otherwise noted on the article landing page. You can read more about Creative Commons licenses at

Open access publishing helps HRLR to achieve our mission of broad dissemination of information about legal remedies for human rights violations and promote human rights around the world. The articles we publish are searchable and freely accessible on the web, which means that our legal scholarship can be easily found and studied by academics and lawyers both in the United States and abroad. The visibility and use that open access fosters increases the impact and visibility of each author’s work and the overall reach of our valuable and important resource.



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The works published with the Columbia Human Rights Law Review are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.