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Human Rights Day Oration

Join Human Rights Medal winner Rosemary Kayess for the 2020 Human Rights Day Oration.

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Balancing Human Rights During COVID19

Join our panel of distinguished speakers as they consider the issues and solutions from a human rights perspective in this live online event.

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Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture: Racial Equality in the Time of Coronavirus

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Human Rights Awards - Keynote speech 2019

Human Rights Awards Keynote

Speech delivered by Commission President, Prof. Rosalind Croucher AM, at the Human Rights Awards, held at the Fullerton Hotel, Sydney.

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2019 Human Rights Medal Award Winner Announced

Rosemary Kayess has won the prestigious 2019 Human Rights Medal in recognition of her work in international human rights law for people with disability.

Ms Kayess, a leading human rights advocate for people with disability in Australia and worldwide, contributed to drafting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and successfully lobbied for its ratification in Australia. 

“The fact that I've been awarded this medal amongst all these other nominees just gob-smacks me,” said Rosemary Kayess.

Rosemary Kayess wins 2019 Human Rights Medal

Leading disability rights activist Rosemary Kayess has won the prestigious 2019 Human Rights Medal in recognition of her work in international human rights law for people with disability.

Ms Kayess, a tireless advocate for equal rights for people with disability in Australia and worldwide, contributed to drafting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and successfully lobbied for its ratification in Australia.

Human Rights Award medal announced today

A former Socceroo, a disability rights activist, the author of best-seller Dark Emu, a leading business consultant, and a campaigning lawyer from Queensland are waiting to hear if they will be awarded the prestigious Human Rights Award medal on Friday.

The winners in all nine categories of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s annual Human Rights Awards will be announced today at a ceremony at Sydney’s Fullerton Hotel.

Meet the 2019 Young People's Human Rights Medal finalists

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Hear from our Young People’s Human Rights Medal finalists whom we’re supporting and acknowledging at this year’s ceremony on 13 December 2019.

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Meet the 2019 Human Rights Medal finalists

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Hear from our Human Rights Medal finalists whom we’re supporting and acknowledging at this year’s ceremony on December 13, 2019.

Tickets are available

Show your support for this year’s Human Rights Awards finalists

Tickets for this year’s Human Rights awards close next Friday, 6th December. With only days left to purchase your tickets, hear from our Human Rights Medal and Young People’s Medal finalists whom we’re supporting and acknowledging at this year’s ceremony.