Our Vision

The Australian Human Rights Institute is a unique centre of knowledge in Australia and the world, for bringing together medical, engineering and legal minds to find human rights solutions.

Our Mission

In three priority areas – business and human rights, health and human rights and gender justice – we produce research and policy outcomes for people in Australia and the Asia Pacific who are most in need of innovative responses.

We work in partnership with government, industry, and human rights defenders in the community, so our research makes an impact in the real world.

The Institute builds on the outstanding legacy of the Australian Human Rights Centre, which since its establishment in 1986, has increased public awareness and academic scholarship on human rights through research, public lectures and events, and publications.

 

 

Partners

  • How we work with partners

    We welcome collaboration and partnership with groups that share our passion for innovative human rights research.
    Three of our guests at a 2018 consultation for the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights,
  • Dignity in the Built Environment with Corrs Chambers Westgarth 

    Leading Australian law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth recently supported a project advancing human rights in the built environment.
    An aerial view of the built environment of Barcelona, Spain.

Student

  • Opportunities for students

    The Australian Human Rights Institute offers three student internships in each of the three UNSW Sydney terms.
    High school students huddled around a round table
  • Chantelle Mayo talks about advocating for ethical fashion

    Chantelle Mayo, Advocacy Project Manager at Baptist World Aid and Australian Human Rights Institute Intern in 2018, tells us about her work.
    Chantelle Mayo dressed in her graduation gown and cap

Associates

  • Building a community of associates at UNSW Sydney

    A UNSW community that works to make a difference.
    A happy team of people gathered for a group photo.
  • Toby Walsh speaks about managing the human rights impacts of new technologies

    Scientia Professor Toby Walsh advocates for managing the human rights impacts of new technologies and responsible use of AI.
    Toby Walsh with a Pepper robot

Partners

  • Partners

  • Partners

Student

  • Student

  • Student

Associates

  • Associates

  • Associates

Partners

  • How we work with partners

    We welcome collaboration and partnership with groups that share our passion for innovative human rights research.
    Three of our guests at a 2018 consultation for the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights,
  • Dignity in the Built Environment with Corrs Chambers Westgarth 

    Leading Australian law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth recently supported a project advancing human rights in the built environment.
    An aerial view of the built environment of Barcelona, Spain.

Student

  • Opportunities for students

    The Australian Human Rights Institute offers three student internships in each of the three UNSW Sydney terms.
    High school students huddled around a round table
  • Chantelle Mayo talks about advocating for ethical fashion

    Chantelle Mayo, Advocacy Project Manager at Baptist World Aid and Australian Human Rights Institute Intern in 2018, tells us about her work.
    Chantelle Mayo dressed in her graduation gown and cap

Associates

  • Building a community of associates at UNSW Sydney

    A UNSW community that works to make a difference.
    A happy team of people gathered for a group photo.
  • Toby Walsh speaks about managing the human rights impacts of new technologies

    Scientia Professor Toby Walsh advocates for managing the human rights impacts of new technologies and responsible use of AI.
    Toby Walsh with a Pepper robot