Previous winners of the Human Rights Medal and Awards

Awards tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 30th Human Rights Awards to be held in Sydney on Friday, 8 December 2017. What better way to recognise the individuals and organisations that are dedicated to human rights and celebrate their achievements!Each year,...
Thursday 19 October 2017
Rosalind Croucher  - photo credit Andy Baker.jpg

Australia adds its human rights expertise to UN Council

Australia’s election to the United Nations Human Rights Council acknowledges the expertise and leadership Australia brings to international human rights, according to the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Rosalind Croucher....
Tuesday 17 October 2017
UN in Geneva. Photo: Flickr

'Some improvement but more to do': Australia reports to UN

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has briefed the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva on Australia’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).“The Australian Human Rights Commission acknowledges some...
Tuesday 17 October 2017
Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre - Commons photo

Commission reports on Melbourne immigration detention facilities

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released the findings of its inspections of the Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre (MIDC) and the Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) detention facilities.The Commission has previously...
Wednesday 11 October 2017
Still of video from Commission's 'taxi stand' video from the Racism. It Stops With Me campaign

Commission brings anti-racism to a screen near you

Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane is bringing the anti-racism message to a screen near you.On 5 October, the Commissioner launched two Community Service Announcements (CSAs) for broadcast on national TV and for...
Thursday 5 October 2017