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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7th Annual Human Rights Tertiary Teachers’ Workshop 2017

The 7th Annual Human Rights Tertiary Teachers’ Workshop 2017 will be held on Tuesday, 14th February 2017 at Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Read more...

Wishing you a peaceful new year

The AHRCentre is closed for the university break and will re-open on 19 January 2017.

Women's health rights night

Access to primary health care is the key to attaining a level of health that will permit all individuals to lead a socially and economically productive life, and women continue to face discrimination within and exclusion from a critical condition that enables life.

Workshop: Prosecuting sexual and gender based violence crimes at international courts and tribunals: recent advances and ongoing challenges

Systematic sexual and gender-based violence are increasingly recognised as defining characteristics of contemporary armed conflict. Read more...

Fidel Castro's legacy: beyond human rights clichés

Make no mistake – the language of human rights is a powerful tool of international politics. It can shape the way we think about other countries. We are wide open to suggestion when we hear the words human rights, because they sound so pure and precious.

UNSW student interns focus on children’s rights in China

Five UNSW Law students (Emma Holloway, Sophie Dawson, Fiona So, Nanak Narulla and Jessica Meech) undertook internships at Zhicheng Public Interest Lawyers in Beijing in July 2016, focusing on trafficking of children, online child pornography, and the impact of business practices on children.