A series of debates, in three countries, will mark the global launch of Issue 19 of SUR Journal. For the first time, the authors of the articles and experts on “foreign policy and human rights”, the topic of the issue, will come together for open debates with the public.
“The debate on foreign policy and human rights is now a central concern not only for Conectas, but also for numerous human rights organizations, universities and other centers of action and knowledge production in the Global South. By releasing the physical version of the journal in different countries, we want to bring the various parts of this mosaic closer together, offering insight for our work and also learning from the different experiences,” said Camila Asano, coordinator of Foreign Policy and Human Rights at Conectas, who coordinated the first of the journal’s four releases, on May 14, in South Africa.
The release coincides with the launch of the new web portal of SUR Journal, which for the past 10 years has been published by Conectas and distributed in more than 100 countries in three languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English.
SUR was created with the goal of bringing together academics from the southern hemisphere who work in the field of human rights. Our main motivation was the fact that, particularly in the southern hemisphere, academics were working alone and there was very little exchange between researchers from different countries.
The journal published by Conectas proposes to influence and strengthen the work of human rights defenders, both professionals and volunteer activists, raising their voices and their participation in the bodies of the United Nations, international organizations and universities.
SUR – International Journal on Human Rights is open to contributions from activists, academics and researchers who are interested in taking part in this dialogue.