The Human Rights Awards is the pinnacle of human rights recognition in Australia. Each year we are proud to recognise the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations in promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms.
Previous winners of the Human Rights Medal include Chrissie Foster, the Hon. Justice McClellan, Johnathan Thurston, Pat Anderson, Peter Greste, Ian Thorpe, the Rt Hon. Malcom Fraser, Dorothy Hoddinott and Elizabeth Evatt.
Nominations for the 2019 Human Rights Awards closed on Monday 29 July 2019.
The Human Rights Awards ceremony will be on Friday 13 December 2019. Tickets are now available
This year's lecture by Thomas Keneally AO is entitled: The Moveable Feast – Australia and race hate as experienced in the lifetime as an observer The Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture is an annual public lecture held by the Australian Human Rights Commission to honour the memory of the Hon. Kep...
On the 26th of May 1997 the landmark Bringing them Home report was tabled in federal parliament. Bringing them Home is the final report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families and was conducted by the Human Rights and Equal...