Human Rights Law

The University of Auckland is a national leader in the field of Human Rights Law. The New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice is based at Auckland Law School.

Human rights law student

Subject overview

The New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice is a specialist centre hosted by the Faculty of Law at the University of Auckland. The centre aims to provide a focal point for human rights research, education, community service and a range of human rights activities in New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. The centre is composed of academic members from various universities in New Zealand (both in law faculties and in other disciplines) and others involved in human rights research and activities.

Recent courses have included:

  • Torture and Disappearances in International Human Rights Law
  • Comparative Human Rights Law
  • Counterterrorism and Constitutionalism
  • Comparative Indigenous Peoples and the Law
  • Refugee Law and Human Rights Litigation
  • Human Rights Theory and its Application
  • Immigration and Refugee Law
  • International Human Rights

Alongside the Auckland Law School’s own group of teachers and researchers, a number of additional teachers are invited with a menu of subjects that changes annually.

Where can this subject take you?

The New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice can assist students who want to intern in human rights matters and graduates who want to find a career in human rights.

Explore your study options in Human Rights Law