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. Please note from Volume 28 in 2022 the AJHR will be utilising OSCOLA referencing style.