The AHRCentre aims to promote public awareness and academic scholarship about domestic and international human rights standards, laws and procedures through research projects, education programs and publications. The Centre brings together practitioners, research fellows and student interns from Australia and internationally to research, teach and debate contemporary human rights issues. The Centre also publishes the Australian Journal of Human Rights and the Human Rights Defender and hosts a number of seminars and events each year.

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UNSW Law students meet Gillian Triggs in Beijing

UNSW Law students interning at Zhicheng Public Interest Lawyers met with Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs in Beijing, China in July. The students conducted comparative international legal research into human rights issues facing China.

On reforming guardianship - podcast available

Listen to Rosemary Kayess, as she welcomed three distinguished experts in the field of guardianship: Peter Blanck, Gerard Quinn and Graeme Smith - and discussions on unjustified isolation from the community, the Jenny Hatch case, imaging of personhood, and much more...

Debate on Supported Decision Making with Rosemary Kayess & Gerard Quinn

Is it feasible to change the way we think about supported decision making? Listen to the experts debate the topic, including the AHRCentre's Rosemary Kayess and Gerard Quinn, and gain insight into the world of supported decision making.

The number of Australian mining companies in Africa is booming, but at what cost to local people and the environment?

Justine Nolan, Acting Director of the AHRCentre, commented in the article that "In Australia, we're basically saying, 'We trust you to report on what you think is right. And we have enough proof that that doesn't work."

Grant success - Operationalising Human Rights Norms in Peace Missions

Associate Professor Chris Michaelsen successfully obtained funding in this year's competitive grant round of the Australia-Japan-Foundation for a project entitled "Operationalising Human Rights Norms in Peace Missions". Read more...

AHRCentre will re-open on 9th July

The Australian Human Rights Centre is closed for the university break and will re-open on 9 July 2015. We would like to thank all of our wonderful supporters and look forward to seeing you again soon.