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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.

Opportunity - Women and Political Settlements: International, Regional and Local Approaches to Peacemaking

The 9th annual Summer School on Transitional Justice - a week long residential course consisting of a series of interactive lectures, workshops and roundtable discussions will be held at Ulster University. Scholarship funding is available.

Watch or listen to Gillian Triggs speak about Australia’s human rights record and the UPR

Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs reflects on the Universal Periodic Review process and how it can be utilised to better promote the realisation of human rights in Australia.

AHRCentre announces new project: Environmental justice and human rights in Asia

The project, led by Dr Pichamon Yeophantong, examines how the forces of economic modernisation and regional integration work to transform Asia’s geopolitical landscape, and creates ecological and social challenges.

A plebiscite on same sex marriage? Turnbull hasn’t got my vote

AJHR student editor, Katerina Jovanovska, argues against the plebiscite on same sex marriage in her article for The Student Voice - and that public opinion should not determine whether to recognise rights that are fundamental and so closely linked to issues of dignity. Read more...

Report from the Disasters and International Law in the Asia-Pacific workshop

In light of the increased frequency and severity of disasters occurring as a result of climate change, there is a clear need for better coordination and regional co-operation in emergency response, preparedness and prevention.