Call for Papers on special issue – Cyprus Human Rights Law Review
COVID- 19: The Protection of Human Rights in the Pandemic Era: Challenges and Responses
The COVID-19 ongoing crisis has been characterised by the introduction of strict and far-reaching governmental measures restricting fundamental rights to an unprecedented extent for western post-World War II democracies. The Cyprus Human Rights Law Review (CHRLR) aims to contribute to the debate by inviting interested scholars and researchers to submit their contributions on the challenges raised by the pandemic regarding the protection of human rights both in the European Human Rights Law (the ECHR and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights), as well as the European and comparative national constitutional context.
We urge prospective authors to propose papers on the various aspects the current crisis in relation to human rights law both on the national and the supranational level. Following below is a purely indicative general list of topics from which interested authors may draw ideas:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on human rights, the rule of law and democracy
  • The normalisation of the limitations imposed on human rights protection in a democratic context
  • Legal, social, and political notions of the State of Exception
  • The protection of human rights in the COVID-19 era on the national and supranational level
  • A comparative assessment of the impact of the health crisis on human rights
  • European and global perceptions of fundamental rights in a pandemic

Submission Instructions

  • Authors should consult the Journal’s guidelines for submission
  • For specific academic enquiries, please contact CHRLR Publications Editor via
  • Interested scholars should send their papers to the following email address later than 15 June 2021, 12.00 a.m. EET.
  • All submissions should be identified in the email subject with the heading ‘CHRLR 2021, COVID-19 Special Issue