• Johnathan Thurston 2017 Human Rights Medal Winner
  • Georgie Stone 2017 Young Human Rights Medal Winner


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 Johnathan Thurston, Pat Anderson, Peter Greste, Ian Thorpe, the Rt Hon. Malcom Fraser, Ron Merkel QC, Sister Clare Condon, Dorothy Hoddinott and Elizabeth Evatt.

The 2018 Human Rights Awards ceremony is on Friday 14 December 2018. Tickets on sale in October.


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If you have any queries you can also contact the Human Rights Awards team.

Phone: 02 9284 9779