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.

Research in social sciences

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across social sciences and public policy.

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Dr Jane Verbitzky.

Dr Jane Verbitzky
Key academic contact
Programme Leader
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 5116

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climate change
Finance is critical for low-emissions
28 Apr, 2021
All the plans and strategies in the world to lower our emissions are of no practical worth unless someone invests in the outcomes.
Covid stimulus
COVID-19 stimulus a ‘lost opportunity’
25 Feb, 2021
Did the NZ government embrace the call to "build back better" by directing COVID-19 stimulus towards a low-emission economy?
Calls to protect against modern slavery
11 May, 2020
NZ Government must protect most vulnerable workers during COVID-19.
NZ Police_Covid
Was NZ’s coronavirus lockdown legal?
11 May, 2020
As New Zealand approaches the end of its strictest lockdown period, a debate has begun about whether it was legal in the first place.
190517_Tim Maloney
New head of social sciences
17 May, 2019
The new Head of School for AUT's School of Social Sciences and Public Policy is to be Professor Tim Maloney.
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