Australian barrister, human rights advocate and author, Julian Burnside has been selected to receive the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize.

26 May 2014 - 9:20 PM  UPDATED 27 May 2014 - 6:17 AM

Julian Burnside has been selected to receive this year's Sydney Peace Prize.

In its citation the prize jury called him a brave and principled advocate for the rights of asylum seekers.

SBS reporter Marcus Rubenstein spoke to Mr Burnside. The full interview is below: