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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Latest news

The Politics of Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court: Legacies and Legitimacy

Louise Chappell's new book, The Politics of Gender Justice at the ICC: Legacies and Legitimacy, provides the first comprehensive review of the implementation of the Rome Statute’s ground-breaking gender justice mandate. Read more...

Freedom of speech and attacks on journalists in 2015: isolated incidents or endemic patterns?

A year after the 'Charlie Hebdo' shooting, Genevieve Wilks, our AJHR Student Editor, reminds us of the vulnerability of those who speak out controversially and the fact that it is not an isolated problem - but an endemic problem in many countries.

Australian Journal of Human Rights now seeking submissions via ScholarOne

The Australian Journal of Human Rights (AJHR) is now seeking submissions for articles and book reviews via an online management system, ScholarOne. Please submit your article by (read more)...

Human Rights Tertiary Teachers' Workshop 2016

The AHRCentre will host the 2016 Human Rights Tertiary Teachers' Workshop on Wednesday,17 February 2016 covering a range of subjects, from critiques of human rights to social media and new resources/new ways of teaching. Read more...

The AHRCentre will re-open on 12 January 2016

The AHRCentre will be closed for the university break and will re-open on 12 January 2016. We wish you a happy and peaceful break and look forward to 2016. Read more...

AHRCentre student delegation returns from Model UN in Shanghai

In a world which seems so beset by terrible conflicts, disruption and adjustment, and the denial and violation of human rights, this conference reminds us of the value, significance and resilience of the United Nations, despite many criticisms of its work, remarked AHRCentre Director Andrea Durbach at this year's closing ceremony.