Australian Journal of Human Rights

The Australian Journal of Human Rights (AJHR) is Australia’s first peer reviewed journal devoted exclusively to human rights development in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and internationally. The law journal aims to raise awareness of human rights issues in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region by providing a forum for scholarship and discussion.

The AJHR examines legal aspects of human rights, along with associated philosophical, historical, economic and political considerations, across a range of issues, including aboriginal ownership of land, racial discrimination and vilification, human rights in the criminal justice system, children’s rights, homelessness, immigration, asylum and detention, corporate accountability, disability standards and free speech.

The Australian Journal of Human Rights is published by the Australian Human Rights Centre and printed by Lexis Nexis. To subscribe to the Australian Journal of Human Rights please contact Lexis Nexis. To purchase the AJHR direct from LexisNexis, click here.

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  • The Hon Elizabeth Evatt AC - Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists
  • Professor Philip Alston - Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Director, NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
  • Father Frank Brennan SJ AO - founding director of Uniya, the Australian Jesuit Social Justice Centre, Professor of Law, Australian Catholic University and Professor of Human Rights and Social Justice, University of Notre Dame Australia

Managing Editors

  • Christopher Michaelsen
  • Justine Nolan
  • Claudia Tazreiter

Editorial Board

  • Andrew Byrnes
  • Andrea Durbach
  • Richard Hugman

Student Editor

  • Katerina Jovanovska