Established in 1994, 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

Samuel Pryde, UNSW Sydney


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

Current Perspectives Editor

Sara Dehm, University of Technology, Sydney

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
Joanna Kyriakakis, Monash University
Ned Dobos, UNSW Canberra
Ramona Vijeyarasa, University of Technology Sydney
Lana Tatour, UNSW Sydney

Associate Editors

Thevviya (Rachel) A
Maha Rauf  

Advisory Board

Regina Jefferies, Western Washington University
Thalia Anthony, University of Technology Sydney
Mikiko Otani, former Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
Eva Brems, Ghent University
Dani Linder, University of Queensland
Surya Deva, Macquarie University and United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Development
Jane Connors, former United Nations Victim’s Rights Advocate