The Australian Human Rights Institute breaks silos between academic research and real-world problems to progress human rights.

We deliver multidisciplinary, applied research, empowering communities and educating the next generation of human rights leaders.

We work in partnership with government, industry and human rights defenders through advocacy, education and public engagement to achieve impact.

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.

Find out more about our staff and associates here.

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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 student internships

    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
  • Opportunities for student volunteers

    The Australian Human Rights Institute is keen to work with students in conducting our research. Here are some opportunities to get involved!
    A woman stands near a window holding a mobile phone

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 student internships

    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
  • Opportunities for student volunteers

    The Australian Human Rights Institute is keen to work with students in conducting our research. Here are some opportunities to get involved!
    A woman stands near a window holding a mobile phone

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