• Pat Anderson 2016 Human Rights Awards WInner
  • Arash Bordbar
  • Jane Rosengrave - 2016 Winner Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award
  • Anna Cody - 2016 Winner Law Award


The Human Rights Awards is the pinnacle of human rights recognition in Australia. Each year we are proud to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations in promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms.

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

The Awards will be presented on Friday, 8 December 2017.

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Previous winners of the Human Rights Medal and Awards

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Arash Bordbar and UNHCR trainees

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