Human Rights Defender

The Human Rights Defender is a human rights magazine published by the AHRCentre featuring articles, commentary, art and photographs across a broad range of contemporary human rights issues. It provides a forum for the expression of critical thinking and discussion of conceptual developments in human rights. It is published three times a year.

To submit to the HRD please follow the Style guide and email your article to


To subscribe and have the HRD delivered to your door or email address (Annual costs: $15 for a digital copy, $20 for an individual's rate hard copy and $45 for an organisation), please click here for redirection to the UNSW subscription form


Find the HRD and individual articles online:


  • Dr Daniel Joyce

Managing Editors:

  • Dr Claire Higgins
  • Dr Jed Horner
  • Dr Noam Peleg
  • Dr Pichamon May Yeophantong

Consultant Editor:

  • Andrea Durbach

Production and Photo Editor:

  • Diane Macdonald

Student Editors 2016

  • Caitlin Eaton, Rohan Muscat, Eleanor Holden and Sean Bowes (summer 2016/17)

Photography and artwork:

The HRD proudly publishes interesting and visually engaging documentary photographs and other artwork. Please feel free to contact our Photo Editor, Diane Macdonald to submit your work:

Current and previous issues

To access a list of previously published articles in an excel spreadsheet, please click here.




Looking back at 20 years of publishing the HRD: Highlights. Click on each photo to access article.


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