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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Associate Professor Camille Nakhid
AUT grad interns with the United Nations
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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.
Associate Professor Camille Nakhid
Academic discusses racism complaints
07 Mar, 2018
School of Social Sciences Associate Professor Camille Nakhid was featured in a Stuff article about the recent rise of racism complaints to the Human Rights Comm...
AUT grad interns with the United Nations
AUT grad interns with the United Nations
16 Feb, 2018
In March, AUT alumnus Kaden Wilson is heading to New York to work with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's mission to the United Nations.