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.

The AJHR welcomes original research articles from all disciplines (6000-10,000 words) and shorter less formal 'Current Perspective' pieces (1500-3000 words) such as field notes, discussions of recent developments in policy, practice and case law, creative interventions in human rights, interviews, and reflective pieces on what it means to work in and research human rights. 

The AJHR uses OSCOLA referencing style

Authors are responsible for the originality, integrity, and validity of the content of their submissions and must ensure that references are complete and all quotations and citations in their manuscript are accurate. Please see our publisher’s policy on authorship and acknowledgements.


Editorial team

Managing Editor

Allison Henry, UNSW Sydney


Claire Higgins, UNSW Sydney 
Holly Doel-Mackaway, Macquarie University

Current Perspectives Editors

Ronli Sifris, Monash University
Joanna Kyriakakis, Monash University

Reviews Editor

Cristy Clark, University of Canberra 

Executive Editor

Justine Nolan, UNSW Sydney

Editorial Board

Susan Banki, University of Sydney
Sara DehmUniversity of Technology Sydney
Daniel Joyce, UNSW Sydney
Ned Dobos, UNSW Canberra
Ramona Vijeyarasa, University of Technology Sydney
Lana Tatour, UNSW Sydney

Associate Editors

Marc Hardy
Zhong Guan

Advisory Board

Karima Bennoune, University of California, United States of America
Christina Binder, University of Vienna, Austria
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
Surya Deva, Macquarie Law School, Australia
Nicole George, University of Queensland, Australia
Emerlynne Gil, International Commission of Jurists, Thailand
Paul Gready, York University, United Kingdom
Puja Kapai, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
Sarah Knuckey, Columbia University, United States of America
Yuji Iwasawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Malcolm Langford, University of Oslo, Norway
Kelley Loper, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tshepo Madlingozi, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Penelope Mathew, Griffith University, Australia
Balakrishnan Rajagopal, MIT, United States of America
Maria Teresa Sierra, Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology, Mexico
Deepika Udagama, University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka