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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Podcast available from today's The Forgotten Children

Earlier today, over 120 people gathered to listen to Jenni Whelan and Madeline Gleeson review the AHRC's The Forgotten Children report. To listen to a podcast of the event, click on the above link.

Sogi’s Story nominated for a Good Design Award

We are delighted to announce that Sogi's Story has been nominated for Good Design Award in the Communication Design category. Sogi’s Story is an educational resource on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity. Check it out...

Comics and human rights: An interview with the team behind Sogi’s Story

The London School of Economics and Political Science recently posted an article on Sogi's Story in their student-led blog on human rights. Read more...

Submission to Senate Committee on agreements of less than treaty status

Drawing attention to the current state of Parliamentary and public access to the texts of formal arrangements between Australia and other countries that are of ‘less than treaty status’, especially memorandums of understanding (MOUs).

No miraculous solutions to the puzzle of territory-history-democracy-law?

Democracy makes the settlement of territorial disputes more difficult, as it makes diplomacy more directly subordinate to public opinions. Greater efforts for sharing understanding on international law will help overcome these challenges.

Widening the net or streamlining the process? Migrant health screening and securitisation in Australia and beyond

This article critically examines the rise of forms of biometric health screening in relation to migrant bodies in Australia, highlighting concerns about stigma and privacy in an era of securitisation and information sharing across national borders.