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Human Rights Awards 2022

Presented by the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Awards are an annual celebration of human rights achievements.

Last updated: 27 October 2022

Join up to 500 guests from across the country to acknowledge, congratulate and share the important work of individuals and organisations who are making valuable contributions to advancing human rights in Australia.

This year, 17 finalists are being honoured across four categories:

  • Human Rights Medal

  • Young People’s Award

  • Community Award 

  • Law Award

The event coincides with International Human Rights Day (Dec 10) and will also feature the annual Human Rights Day Oration. This year's Orator will be acclaimed legal academic, writer and filmmaker Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt AO. Professor Behrendt was the recipient of the 2021 Human Rights Medal.

This year’s event will be the first in-person event since 2019, providing a great opportunity for people across the human rights, humanitarian, legal, government and community sectors as well as supporters of human rights advocacy to gather together for a memorable celebration of human rights heroes.