School of Politics and International Studies

Responsibility to Protect Student Journal


Call for papers: Special issue on transitional justice

On the world day for international justice, the Responsibility to Protect Student Journal would like to invite current or recent undergraduate or postgraduate students to submit a paper for our upcoming 2018 issue on transitional justice. We are keen to receive excellent essays displaying the full diversity of scholarship on this issue.

Thus far the Student Journal has published five issues showcasing student articles on mass atrocity prevention and similar topics, and we are committed to continue being a platform where student voices can be heard.

The Journal accepts papers between 2500 and 6000 words which meet the other criteria outlined in the submission guidelines on our website.

We also accept shorter analytical pieces of 500 to 800 words on a rolling basis for the blog, as well as creative work related to these themes in the form of poems, videos, photo articles etc.

If you wish to learn more about our work, see examples form previous issues, or want to submit and article or blog post, please visit the R2P Student Journal webpage. Deadline for submissions is 21st October 2018.

For further questions, our team may be reached via e-mail at


Volume 3, Issue 1 (2018) is now out

This new issue comprises six articles that touch on diverse themes, from the nature of human rights to international criminal justice.

Diversity and heterogeneity of academic debate is critical to our journal. Our efforts are focused towards creating a virtual academic platform that allows a plurality of young voices to speak about important subjects such as responses to mass violence and international criminal justice. In doing so, we are continuously extending the scope of the journal to cover and engage with critical perspectives on tangential subjects such as human rights and transitional justice.

Download Vol 3 Issue 1 2018





New issue: Special Issue on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding 

Together with STAND, The Student Led Movement To End Mass Atrocities, we are delighted to introduce the first-ever Special Issue of the Responsibility to Protect Student Journal – an issue entirely dedicated to important theoretical and practical questions concerning peacekeeping and peacebuilding.

For this Special Issue we have selected five student essays reflecting on issues around peacekeeping and peacebuilding. They touch on themes such as unarmed civilian peacekeeping, accountability in peacekeeping missions, the core principles of UN peacekeeping, ex-combatant reintegration and the problems of post-war reconstruction.

Read the issue here




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