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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AJHR announces new publishing partnership with Taylor & Francis

As of 1st January 2017, the Australian Journal of Human Rights has entered into a new publishing partnership with Taylor & Francis, one of the world’s leading publishers.

Workshop on Advancing the Campaign to Elaborate a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons

On 11 December 2016, advocates of a proposed Convention on the Rights of Older Persons met at NYU’s School of Law to develop strategies to advance the campaign ahead of the 7th session of the UN OEWGA) and beyond.

Victim Participation in International Criminal Justice - The Case of the ECCC: Real Power or Empty Rhetoric?

The interpretation of victims’ participatory rights has been significantly diffuse and at times divergent, betraying a far from cohesive and consistent approach, and making the study of civil party participation a meaningful and instructive endeavour.

What is Centrelink for?

When viewed through a human rights lens, the recent Centrelink debt scandal is not just a question of social policy or economic management. It is more importantly a question of the extent to which Australia is a rights-respecting, democratic society. Read more from HRD Student Editor Sean Bowes...

Conor Gearty – On Fantasy Island, Britain, Europe and Human Rights

We see in our species a capacity to engage in a commitment to universal human flourishing … it’s also about something more sophisticated … about the power of collaboration with strangers, to reach across cultures and ethnicities and divides, to integrate.

Rural Australia: A Big, Red Gap in the Human Rights Agenda

In rural Australia, the right to work is threatened by a lack of jobs. Although it is common to talk of the issues facing rural Australians in terms of disadvantage, it is less common to talk of such issues in terms of human rights. Yet many of the issues facing rural Australians are human rights issues.