HUMAN
RIGHTS
AWARDS 2016

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HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS 2016

The Human Rights Awards is our major event of the year.

For 30 years, the Commission has celebrated the extraordinary achievements of individuals, organisations and businesses contributing to human rights in Australia.

Nominations are now open for eight Awards categories including the prestigious Human Rights Medal.

Past winners include Peter Greste, Ian Thorpe, Eddie Mabo, the Rt Hon. Malcom Fraser, Ron Merkel QC, Sister Clare Condon, Dorothy Hoddinott and Elizabeth Evatt.

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Peter Greste

Human Rights Medal recipient Peter Greste has cautioned against any measures that would erode press...Read more

Peter Greste, photo by Matthew Syres

Peter Greste, the Australian journalist who focussed the nation’s attention on media freedom, has won...Read more

Gillian Triggs at the 2015 Human Rights Awards. Photo by Matthew Syres

An excerpt from Professor Gillian Triggs Human Rights Awards speech, The future of human rights in...Read more

2015 Young people's medal winer Yen Eriksen

Yen Eriksen (pictured second from left), the winner of the 2015 Young People’s Human Rights...Read more