Human Rights department

Human Rights is part of social sciences and public policy at AUT.

Human rights at AUT involves research, advocacy and practice. Taught by academic staff with extensive experience in the field of human rights, it draws on a range of disciplines to equip you with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in human rights and related subjects.

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Professor Jarrod Haar
Dame Judy McGregor standing arms crossed and smiling in front of a Pacific tapestry
Air of compromise
Treat public health like transport
IPCC Report
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Professor Jarrod Haar
Covid cautious or Covid cavalier?
20 Jun, 2022
New AUT research shows half of Kiwi employees have at least a moderate level of “office anxiety” - concerns about returning to the workplace.
Dame Judy McGregor standing arms crossed and smiling in front of a Pacific tapestry
Judy McGregor made a Dame Companion
10 Jun, 2022
Dame Judy McGregor has “lifted the voices and improved the lives of women, children and older people around the world”.
Air of compromise
Emissions reduction plan lacks strategy
18 May, 2022
The newly released Emissions Reduction Plan was supposed to get real about urgent climate action – and it partially achieves this, but only partially.
Treat public health like transport
Treat public health like transport
16 May, 2022
The pandemic might have revealed the importance of robust public health infrastructure, but we still have trouble grasping the vital need to invest in it.
IPCC Report
How NZ can reduce emissions faster
08 Apr, 2022
This week’s IPCC follow-up report on climate mitigation confirms the transition to net zero is underway, however inadequately.
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