Publishing with a purpose
Justice, law and human rights
Since 1948, the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights has on one level enshrined the rights and freedoms of all human beings. However, there is no uniform adoption and application of an international set of rules upholding what is ‘right’ to protect society’s most vulnerable.
Disparities exist within and between countries; killings and enforced disappearances of human rights defenders, journalists and trade unionists persist despite international scrutiny and condemnation; unsecured rights for ethnic minorities, marginalised peoples, the young and the differently abled all illustrate that there is little room for complacency within the arenas of law and justice.
Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities and Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, our publishing in this area focuses on justice and rights, examining how the law is responding, or failing to respond, to these issues in a global context.
Bristol University Press and Policy Press are signed up to the UN SDG Publishers Compact. In Justice, law and human rights, we aim to address the following goals:
Exploring police corruption in conflict-stricken states by Danny Singh
Educational violence, police ferocity and the erasure of Black girls by Mawule A. Sevon and LaTrice L. Dowtin
The hidden scourge of modern slavery by Gary Craig
Human rights: the battle between concept and understanding by Albie Sachs