Subscribe Here

Security and Human Rights Monitor

The Security and Human Rights Monitor (SHRM) is the NHC’s oldest running activity with over 30 years of publications under its belt. Originally dubbed the Helsinki Monitor, we covered developments leading up to the establishment of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). In the decades since, we have maintained a consistent analysis of issues surrounding the OSCE. However, the world in which we operate has changed significantly since 1990 and the Helsinki Monitor has changed with it, growing and evolving into the multifaceted platform that the Security and Human Rights Monitor is today.

Today, the Security and Human Rights Monitor incorporates several aspects including:

  • news articles,
  • analysis and opinion pieces by Stephanie Liechtenstein, our Web Editor in Chief based in Vienna,
  • interviews,
  • peer-reviewed academic articles published on the Security and Human Rights Journal,

All together, they continue to provide quality analysis on the work of the OSCE, as well as on security and human rights challenges stemming from the OSCE region and beyond. SHRM remains the foremost and only independent platform covering the OSCE. The publications on this website are meant to stimulate dialogue and debate and or inform readers on issues related to security and human rights.

As of 2023, we are pleased to announce that the SHR Journal has moved to a fully online and Open Access self-publishing model, under the guidance of our well-established Editorial Board. Moreover, a re-releasing of the complete archive of the SHRM Journal, which dates back to 1990, is in progress and will soon be available in full Open Access on the SHRM website.

With the aim of stimulating thinking on the question of protecting and promoting human rights in a world faced with serious threats to security, the SHRM’s Editorial Board welcomes submissions on the topics of conflict preventions, human rights, minorities, democracy building and cooperative security.