Human Rights Research Hub

SSRN’s Human Rights Hub highlights early-stage research focusing on the inalienable rights that every person is entitled to as a human being. Though often enshrined in law, human rights are universal and are not granted by any state. They are inherent to us all and are the same for every human regardless of their nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. Research included in this hub will cover areas such as social justice, advocacy, international human rights, the global economy, and political influences on the protection of human rights.

On 10 December 2022, Human Rights Day, we acknowledge the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948. This document inspires equal treatment for every person to the rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness.

SSRN, Elsevier’s world-leading platform devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of early-stage research, is committed to advancing societal progress through sharing quality knowledge. Research on SSRN is free to download and upload.

It is important to note that many of these papers have not been edited or benefited from the pivotal role of peer-review, which validates and improves the quality of final published journal articles.