Australian Journal of Human Rights

Australian Journal of Human Rights

Established in 1991, 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 journal aims to raise awareness of human rights issues 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.

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Editorial Board

The Australian Journal of Human Rights is published by the Australian Human Rights Institute and Taylor & Francis. Please contact us with ideas for future editions and collaborations.

Executive Editors 

Lucas Lixinski, UNSW Sydney, Australia 
Justine Nolan, UNSW Sydney, Australia 
Susanne Schmeidl, UNSW Sydney, Australia 
Melanie Schwartz, UNSW Sydney, Australia  

Managing Editor 
Glen Wolter, UNSW Sydney, Australia 


Book Reviews Editor

Christopher Michaelsen, UNSW Sydney, Australia 


Editorial Board 
Andrew Byrnes, UNSW Sydney, Australia 
Danielle Celermajer, University of Sydney, Australia

Louise Chappell, UNSW Sydney, Australia 
Andrea Durbach, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Ben Golder, UNSW Sydney, Australia 

Advisory Board

Taiaiake Alfred, University of Victoria, Canada 
Karima Bennoune, University of California, USA 
Martin Böhmer, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Babere Kerata Chacha, Laikipia University, Kenya 
Hyo-Je Cho, Sungkonghoe University, Republic of Korea 
Jane Connors, Human rights practitioner               
Christian Courtis, Human rights practitioner 
Theresia Degener, Protestant University of Applied Studies, Germany 
Nicole George, University of Queensland, Australia 
Emerlynne Gil, International Commission of Jurists, Thailand 
Paul Gready, York University, UK 
Puja Kapai, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong 
Sarah Knuckey, Columbia University, USA 
Yuji Iwasawa, University of Tokyo, Japan 
Tshepo Madlingozi, University of Pretoria, South Africa 
Penelope Mathew, Griffith University, Australia 
Balakrishnan Rajagopal, MIT, USA 
Maria Teresa Sierra, Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology, Mexico 
Deepika Udagama, University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka


Human Rights Defender

The Human Rights Defender is a human rights magazine published by the Australian Human Rights Institute featuring articles, commentary, art and photographs across a broad range of contemporary human rights issues. It has been a valued forum for the expression of critical thinking and discussion of conceptual developments in human rights since 1992. It is published three times a year and is available through HeinOnlineInformIT and EBSCO (access through your subscription).

The HRD is proudly produced by guest editors across different disciplines working with student editors and contributors of artwork and photography. Please contact us with ideas for future editions and collaborations.



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